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At what point does going on co-headlining tours with his visionary friends and lovers cease to benefit Jay Z? Throughout much of 2011 and 2012, Jay shared the stage with Kanye West on the Watch The Throne Tour, a road show that leaned more toward Yeezy’s avant-garde fixations than Jay’s “I’m a business, man” combinatio… More »

Among the attributes necessary for pop stardom, a powerhouse voice is not typically on the shortlist. From Madonna to Rihanna, pop singers have long been able to excel at their occupation without the ability to wail away magnificently. It’s counterintuitive given that job #1 for singers is, ostensibly, singing, but there are other more important… More »

“Don’t chase the money,” Aloe Blacc intones, in a Sam Cooke croon over a Stevie Wonder romp, about halfway through his new album Lift Your Spirit. “You can’t chase the money,” he pleads. What exactly has Blacc been doing these past few years, then? This is a guy who broke through to TV sync ubiquity… More »

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Band Aid 30 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

The 30th anniversary anti-Ebola edition of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" debuted on The X Factor tonight. This latest version of the Sir Bob Geldof…
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Watch Pharrell, Lorde, Elton John, Dave Grohl, One Direction, & Many More Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” For BBC Music

The BBC describes its new initiative BBC Music as "an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Does Pharrell’s New Song With Paloma Faith Rip Off Franz Ferdinand?

When I reviewed Paloma Faith's "Can't Rely On You" in The Week In Pop, I called it low-grade Pharrell because the chorus reminds me of…
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2014 - 1:34 pm

The Week In Pop: Why So Serious, Jennifer Nettles?

My first exposure to Sugarland was the video for "Stuck Like Glue," a 2010 single that injected a shot of unexpected quirk to the heavily…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde & Friends – “I Put A Spell On You” (For Haiti)

Here's the promised "alternative" to the various Haiti relief charity singles released since that country was torn asunder. Even though the front page news ha…
Amrit Singh | February 26, 2010 - 9:50 am