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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 views this album as an experiment — to make a big pop album. I made a conscious decision that I wanted it to be on another level.” This is a… More »

“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 it as a joke. He doth protest too much, we think, knowing full well what sort of luxuriantly glossy neon guitar music his band specializes in. Never mind the bollocks,… More »

“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 »

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The Week In Pop: I Took My Mom To A Sam Smith Concert

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
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Watch Charli XCX Join Taylor Swift’s Squad In Toronto

Last night, just as SNL was imagining a horrifying post-apocalyptic future ruled by Taylor Swift and her squad, that same squad gained another prominent member.
Peter Helman | October 4, 2015 - 11:24 am

Taylor Swift’s Squad Rules A Post-Apocalyptic Future On SNL

Saturday Night Life has already poked fun at Taylor Swift's ability to convert the haters with those sick beats, and in last night's Miley Cyrus-hosted…
Peter Helman | October 4, 2015 - 10:57 am

Watch Ryan Adams Cover Taylor Swift On The Daily Show

On Monday of this week, Trevor Noah took over The Daily Show, filling Jon Stewart's role for the first time. And last night, as previously
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2015 - 8:44 am

The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

Saturday Night Live's 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Watch Taylor Swift & HAIM Sing “Hot In Herre” With Nelly In St. Louis

HAIM have spent the last few months as the openers on Taylor Swift's massive 1989 stadium tour, and their last show on the tour was…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2015 - 9:01 am

Watch Mick Jagger Join Taylor Swift For “Satisfaction” In Nashville

No, you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find you get Mick Jagger to join your squad.
Peter Helman | September 27, 2015 - 10:49 am

Premature Evaluation: Ryan Adams 1989

One of society's great blights is the plague of sensitive acoustic-guitar-slinging white guys playing ironic-not-ironic covers of big, sparkly pop songs. Every once in a…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Father John Misty Is Covering Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift Covers In The Style Of The Velvet Underground

Even if Father John Misty's music didn't peg Josh Tillman as a canny observer of modern culture, his ongoing online meta-commentary on the music industry…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Listen To Ryan Adams And Taylor Swift Talk 1989 On Beats 1 Radio

Ryan Adams covered Taylor Swift's glorious pop stunner 1989 in a "Bruce Springsteen Nebraska" fashion. That album is now streaming here, and Swift herself is…
Caitlin White | September 21, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Stream Ryan Adams 1989

It's here. After a month-plus of teasing, the unlikely musical event of the century -- aka Ryan Adams' full-length cover album of Taylor…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2015 - 11:42 pm

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

Ryan Adams – “Bad Blood” (Taylor Swift Cover)

For weeks, Ryan Adams has been teasing us with short clips of his full-length cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989. Today, he announced that album's
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Ryan Adams Announces 1989 Release Date

Yeah, we've all been waiting interminably for SWISH and Boys Don't Cry and the umpteen other superstar "surprise" albums, but at least we know when…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2015 - 11:05 am

Barbie Loves Taylor Swift, Thinks My Bloody Valentine Are “So Emo”

Just in time for the holiday season, Mattel is releasing a new, smart-in-the-technology-sense model of doll called Hello Barbie. Using a microphone and a WiFi…
James Rettig | September 16, 2015 - 10:50 am

Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift Win Emmy Awards

Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways docuseries picked up four Emmy nominations, and last night at the Creative Arts Emmys -- which primarily celebrate technical achievements --…
Peter Helman | September 13, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Denver Radio Jock Sues Taylor Swift Because He Was Fired For Allegedly Touching Her Butt

A former KYGO radio station personality has filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift and associates, CBS Denver reports. David Mueller, aka Jackson from the Ryno
Peter Helman | September 12, 2015 - 8:53 pm

Taylor Swift Mulling Law & Order: SVU Appearance

Taylor Swift is a huge Law & Order: SVU fan. She named her cat after Mariska Hargitay’s character Olivia Benson, she recruited the actress for…
Peter Helman | September 10, 2015 - 10:39 pm

Keith Richards Trashes Grateful Dead, Too, But Won’t Diss Taylor Swift

Keith Richards' troll game is without peer. You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him. And you can't contain him! Last week,…
Michael Nelson | September 10, 2015 - 5:32 pm

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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