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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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Watch Black Simon & Garfunkel Sing “Can’t Feel My Face” With White Garfunkel

On The Tonight Show, the Roots members ?uestlove and Captain Kirk Douglas have a recurring bit called Black Simon & Garfunkel. They dress in mock…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2015 - 8:46 am

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

The Weeknd – “The Hills (RL Grime Remix)”

The Weeknd continued his mid-2015 chart domination this week, with Beauty Behind The Madness topping the albums chart for a third straight week and one…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2015 - 2:06 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

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

The Hood Internet Mashed The Weeknd With Daft Punk

As much as we try to pretend that mashups were so early 2000s, the truth is, they're still kind of relevant. I mean, if ever…
Caitlin White | September 9, 2015 - 1:59 pm

The Weeknd’s New Album Debuts At #1 With Second Biggest Sales Week Of 2015

Too bad the Weeknd can't feel his face, because news of his new album's first week sales would definitely cause him to smile. Today Billboard
Caitlin White | September 8, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Hear Drake Freestyle Over The Weeknd & Kanye West’s “Tell Your Friends”

Drake and OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib are continuing to use their OVO Sound Radio Beats 1 show as a place to debut new material. Last…
Peter Helman | September 6, 2015 - 11:41 am

Titus Andronicus – “The Hills” (The Weeknd Cover)

As anyone who's seen Titus Andronicus live can attest, Patrick Stickles loves playing covers. Like the rest of the band's shows, these covers tend to…
Peter Helman | September 5, 2015 - 12:39 pm

The Week In Pop: Making Sense Of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

Let us begin by appreciating -- if not in the "Yay!" sense, at least the "Wow!" sense -- that the Disney Channel cash cow behind…
Chris DeVille | September 3, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Grimes, Kanye, Haim, The Weeknd, & More Model For Alexander Wang Charity Campaign

Alexander Wang is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his fashion line this year, and the company has partnered with Do Something to release a collection…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 2:21 pm

SNL’s First 3 Musical Guests This Season: Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, Demi Lovato

While we anxiously wait to see what major "indie" artist will be the first to cross over to the SNL stage this year -- my…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Watch The Weeknd’s Apple Music Commercial With John Travolta

The Weeknd had a big night last night, giving a fairly dazzling performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and then starring in a new…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2015 - 8:45 am

VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm

Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2015

It still feels like summer, but that won't last long. We're less than two weeks away from #PSL and before you know it we'll be…
Scott Lapatine | August 28, 2015 - 12:43 pm

The Week In Pop: JoJo, A Pop Star For The Post-Hits Era

"Remember JoJo?" To most of the Western world, that's a reasonable question. Those who do recall Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque probably envision her as an…
Chris DeVille | August 27, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Performers

MTV has just announced that Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots, and the Weeknd will be performing…
Peter Helman | August 25, 2015 - 7:56 pm

Director Of Unreleased Majical Cloudz Video Says The Weeknd Ripped Him Off

Director Mitch Moore has accused the Weeknd's Grant Singer-directed “Can't Feel My Face” music video of ripping off an unreleased video he made for Majical…
James Rettig | August 25, 2015 - 11:16 am

The Weeknd – “Tell Your Friends” (Prod. Kanye West) Video

The Weeknd teamed with music video director extraordinaire Grant Singer, a close collaborator of Sky Ferreira and Ariel Pink, on his instantly iconic "Can't Feel
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Photos: Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2015

Billboard threw its first-ever Hot 100 Festival this weekend at Long Island’s Jones Beach, featuring headlining sets from the Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, and Justin…
Stereogum | August 24, 2015 - 11:40 am
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