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“Hotline Bling” is not Drake’s greatest song ever. Although the melody and groove have exerted their allure on millions including myself, the production sounds weirdly dinky. The lyrics find Drake at his clingiest and most insufferable, trying to control an ex by lecturing her about how she goes out too much and longing for the… More »

Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career might take. Noting the distinct lack of star power emanating from Smith at the time, I compared him to Rick Astley (fair) and Susan Boyle (cruel) and wrote, “He is… More »

This is a story about Iron Maiden. But before we talk about Iron Maiden, let’s talk about Lady Gaga. More »

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The Week In Pop: Porter Robinson Welcomes Us Into His Worlds

I haven't played video games regularly since 16-bit was the industry standard. I would never choose to watch anime. Most of the time, I don't…
Chris DeVille | August 8, 2014 - 10:31 am

The Week In Pop: Shawn Mendes, TerRio, And Vine’s Six-Second Stars

Whether busking, mailing out demo tapes, or uploading to MySpace or YouTube, conventional wisdom says you have less than one minute to catch the attention…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Alt-Country Con Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Bilking Investors With Fake Album Feat. Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam

According to Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Portland musician Kasey Anderson has been sentenced to four years in prison after defrauding investors out of almost $600,000 by promising…
James Rettig | July 26, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Internet-Beloved Babymetal Conquer Sonisphere, Will Open For Lady Gaga

Babymetal are a Japanese group who, as their name implies, fuse soaring power-metal to super-cute J-pop "idol" music. They wear matching outfits, put their hair…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2014 - 9:18 am

The Week In Pop: Is Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse As Ridiculous As Expected?

I was prepared to ridicule Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse mercilessly. The title is preposterous, obviously; nobody says "chanteuse" except music critics too…
Chris DeVille | May 29, 2014 - 4:31 pm

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?"…
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2014 - 4:08 pm

The Week In Pop: What Is Ed Sheeran Thinking?

In recent years, pop music's landscape has been transforming more rapidly than ever. But even as genre boundaries collapse and notions of good taste invert
Chris DeVille | April 10, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Owen Pallett Explains The Genius Of Lady Gaga Using Music Theory

Now on his third in a series of articles examining the brilliant music theory behind ubiquitous pop hits, Owen Pallett might just have a brilliant…
Miles Bowe | April 1, 2014 - 5:26 pm

The Week In Pop: Shakira And Latin Pop’s Too-Big-To-Fail Era

Shakira first entered my consciousness around the turn of the millennium courtesy of my high school Spanish teacher, a friendly young white American woman married…
Chris DeVille | March 27, 2014 - 4:48 pm

The Week In Pop: The Mis-MGMT Of Foster The People

Every few years, a musician achieves that rare combination of commercial dominance and critical acclaim -- and therefore inspires lots of copycats -- only to…
Chris DeVille | March 20, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M Pig At SXSW, Brought To You By Doritos

Lady Gaga's off-then-on Doritos SXSWstravaganza went down last night, not at the giant parking lot vending machine stage but at the midsized amphitheater Stubb's.
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Lady Gaga Is Playing SXSW In A Doritos Vending Machine After All

Last week, we reported that the city of Austin had denied Lady Gaga permission to perform on the Doritos stage, a giant vending machine that…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2014 - 8:52 am

Austin Denies Permit For Lady Gaga To Play In A Giant Doritos Vending Machine At SXSW

Two years ago, one of the greatest, weirdest landmarks in downtown Austin during SXSW was the Doritos Stage, a gigantic monstrosity made up to look…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2014 - 9:18 am

Watch U2 Play Jimmy Fallon’s First Tonight Show

Last night was the night Jimmy Fallon finally wrested control of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno's fierce, demonic clutches. And Fallon's first musical guest…
Tom Breihan | February 18, 2014 - 8:51 am

U2, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Booked For Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s First Week

We, as a society, have finally shaken off the grim specter of Jay Leno, who hosted his last Tonight Show last week. Jimmy Fallon will…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2014 - 12:58 pm

The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column

Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum's new weekly pop column. I'll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays,…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2014 - 2:03 pm

The 10 Dumbest Azealia Banks Beefs Of 2013

There's no better example of unrealized potential than Azealia Banks. It's been over two years since "212" dropped and we're still not sure when (or…
James Rettig | December 20, 2013 - 3:57 pm

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am

Noel Gallagher Slams Reflektor, Praises Yeezus In 2013 Recap

Here's how former Oasis co-leader Noel Gallagher describes his own personal 2013: "Fucking had a shit year. All I've done is sit around the house…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Watch SNL’s Kim & Kanye Talk Show, The Worst Cover Songs Of All Time, And Lady Gaga & R. Kelly Performance

Tonight's Saturday Night Live gave us Waking Up With Kimye, a talk show in which Jay Pharaoh and Nasim Pedrad reprised their familiar impressions of…
Scott Lapatine | November 17, 2013 - 1:19 am