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2015 In Review

Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am
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2015 In Review

The 50 Best Pop Songs Of 2015

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye's supply kicking in. It's the most wonderful time of the year -- year-end list season…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2015 - 1:41 pm
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Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Sia is a pop star in her own right now, albeit a bit of an odd one, but she's been writing songs for other pop…
Peter Helman | December 16, 2015 - 6:26 pm

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am
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Rihanna’s Still Looking For Songs For Anti Says Sia

Rihanna has missed so many speculated release dates for her new album that it feels like the thing may never come at this point. She's…
James Rettig | December 14, 2015 - 11:40 am
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Rihanna’s Anti Reportedly Out This Week

For whatever reason, the end of the year has become music's blockbuster season, the time when superstars tend to unveil their big surprise albums. And…
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2015 - 8:43 am
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The Week In Pop

The Justin Bieber-One Direction Race Is Too Close To Call

Before we get into the looming sales showdown between Justin Bieber and One Direction, let's flash back to 50 Cent's final moment of musical relevance.
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2015 - 3:07 pm
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The Week In Pop

Ellie Goulding Doesn’t Understand What Makes “A Big Pop Album”

When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: "A part of me…
Chris DeVille | November 5, 2015 - 4:43 pm
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Adele: I Regret Working With Damon Albarn

Adele's in press mode in support of her upcoming album 25, and her first major profile is with Rolling Stone, who followed her around for…
James Rettig | November 3, 2015 - 11:14 am
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The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: In Praise Of Pop-Not-Rock Bands The 1975 And The Neighbourhood

"We're not a pop band." When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975's sleek, dolled-up "Girls" video, we're to take…
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2015 - 5:21 pm
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The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Drake, King Of The Memes

"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…
Chris DeVille | October 22, 2015 - 3:40 pm
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The Week In Pop: Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato Can Shake Their Disney Pasts, But Apparently Not Each Other

The stars of the Disney Channel's early-'90s The Mickey Mouse Club reboot shaped the way we as a culture think about teen-pop on a foundational…
Chris DeVille | October 15, 2015 - 4:48 pm
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Damon Albarn Assesses Kanye, Taylor, Drake, & Rihanna

It's been the subject of rumor and conjecture for a while, but now it's confirmed: Damon Albarn's simian supergroup Gorillaz, once thought to be extinct,…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 11:53 am
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Rihanna Unveils Anti Album Art

We still don't know when Rihanna will release her new album, previously thought to be title R8. Like virtually every other big album this year,…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 9:51 am
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Rihanna On Rachel Dolezal: “I Think She Was A Bit Of A Hero”

Rihanna almost never gives interviews anymore, but she recently appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair and gave the magazine an interview. The interview has…
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2015 - 11:07 am
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The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Please Welcome To The Stage Taylor Swift And Father John Misty

A brief timeline of the past week inside the bizarre media Bermuda Triangle that is Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Father John Misty: …
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2015 - 5:42 pm
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The Week In Pop: The 18 Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of The Fall

We've been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music's biggest names, and it's looking like many of them will finally arrive…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm
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The Week In Pop: Halsey’s New Americana Might Actually Be A Real Demographic

You ever hear a song and think, "Yep, that's gonna be huge," even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey's "New…
Chris DeVille | September 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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Watch Rihanna And Travi$ Scott Join Kanye West At FYF Fest

After Frank Ocean continued his recent trend of disappointing people by pulling out of FYF Fest two days before the festivities began, Kanye West stepped…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 1:28 pm
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The Week In Pop: Bro-Country Is Temporary, But Luke Bryan Is Forever

Two seemingly contradictory reports from Billboard this week: Bro-country is over and Luke Bryan has another #1 album. Bro-country, as coined by Jody Rosen (then…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2015 - 2:54 pm
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