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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 New Weeknd Album Has Kanye West And Ed Sheeran, Says Ed Sheeran

In a new interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1 Radio, Ed Sheeran tells Lowe he is one of two features on the new Weeknd…
Caitlin White | July 6, 2015 - 9:37 am

The Weeknd – “Pullin Up” (Solo Version)

Earlier today, Meek Mill released his new almost-surprise album Dreams Worth More Than Money. There are some big-name guests on the album, and one of…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Watch The Weeknd & Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe Play The BET Awards

Last night, BET held its big annual awards show, and we've already posted the video of Kendrick Lamar opening the show by performing "Alright." But…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2015 - 9:14 am

Southpaw Soundtrack Has New Songs From Eminem & Gwen Stefani, Action Broson & Joey Bada$$, & More

Eminem's music is an integral part of the new boxing film Southpaw, first soundtracking the trailer and then sharing a full version of his new…
Caitlin White | June 26, 2015 - 10:16 am

Watch The Weeknd Sing “The Hills” & “Earned It” At Much Music Video Awards

Canada's Much Music Video Awards were held last night and the Weeknd, being Canadian, was on deck to perform his new single "The Hills" and…
James Rettig | June 22, 2015 - 11:01 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The New York weather has been temperamental at best lately. We were pulling wool coats that we'd happily packed away out of closets and boxes…
Stereogum | June 12, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Apple Music Announces Streaming Service, Beats 1 Radio, Connect Social Network

Buzz going into Apple's presentation today at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco was that the company would unveil its new streaming service,…
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2015 - 3:22 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, we got two videos that riffed on nostalgic nuggets of '80s pop culture, and both of them came out within about an hour…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2015 - 4:34 pm

The Weeknd – “The Hills” Video

A bunch of new Weeknd tracks leaked yesterday that pointed towards a bigger, glossier sound for Abel Tesfaye, with songs produced by Max Martin and…
James Rettig | May 27, 2015 - 9:32 am

The Weeknd – “I Can’t Feel My Face” + “In The Night” + “In The ’90s”

UPDATE: The Weeknd debuted the official version of "I Can't Feel My Face" at Apple's Apple Music announcement. Check it out:…
Caitlin White | May 26, 2015 - 11:40 am

New Weeknd Album Out This Summer?

The Weeknd already seemed kind of played out by the time his official debut album Kiss Land came out in 2013, but he's certifiably way…
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Watch Kanye West’s Surprise Coachella Performance With The Weeknd

The second weekend of Coachella is not without its surprises, even though it's typically received with much less fanfare than the first. For example, last…
James Rettig | April 19, 2015 - 1:23 pm

The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

On paper, Wale's rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse's…
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Hear The Weeknd Debut A New Song At SXSW

Down in Austin this week, the Weeknd has been as busy as everyone else. During a set at a YouTube showcase, he debuted a new…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Leonard Cohen Triumphs Over Nickelback For Album Of The Year Juno

You won't often see Leonard Cohen pitted, in direct competition, against Nickelback. But it happened last night, and, miracle of miracles, Cohen won. This is…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2015 - 8:49 am

The Week In Pop: The Grand Rehabilitation Of Lady Gaga

Less than a year ago I published a post with the headline Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Watch The Weeknd’s Passionate “Earned It” Performance On Fallon

While Drake was busy releasing an entire album on us in the dead of night, the Weeknd was holding down the October's Very Own fort…
James Rettig | February 13, 2015 - 9:10 am

The Weeknd – “Where You Belong”

We've already heard "Earned It," one of the new song that the Weeknd placed on the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack. And Fifty Shades Of
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2015 - 9:19 am

Mike Will Made-It – “Drinks On Us (Remix Feat. The Weeknd)”

The Weeknd has added his own verse to Mike WiLL Made It's "Drinks On Us," a track which appeared on his Ransom mixtape that came…
James Rettig | February 1, 2015 - 9:46 am

The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” Video (NSFW)

The movie adaptation of the novel Fifty Shades Of Grey comes out on Valentine's Day, and the Weeknd contributed the song "Earned It (Fifty Shades
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2015 - 11:12 am
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