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Trouble In Paradise is the sound of Elly Jackson letting her hair down. The La Roux singer's aggressive upward spike of follicles has been combed into a gentle waterslide-like swoop, and her second…   Read Story »
Things we learned about Jack Antonoff -- Fun. guitarist, former Steel Train ringleader, Lena Dunham boyfriend, and, lately, Bleachers mastermind -- in Vulture's great profile last week: He lived with…   Read Story »
Usher's lately been working on an as-yet-untitled new album, and first single "Good Kisser" (which just got a Disclosure remix) was a strong first step. But Ursh's new single "She Came To Give It To…   Read Story »
You've known Sia Furler for a while whether you realize it or not. The Australian singer and songwriter has been hovering around the music industry for nearly two decades. She scored a UK hit with…   Read Story »
Two years after its release, Disclosure's breakout single "Latch" is now a bona fide pop hit in the U.S. That's awesome news for a lot of reasons, and one of those reasons is the idea that Disclosure…   Read Story »
One of the things Owen Pallett mentioned when we spoke with him about his great new In Conflict is that he doesn't want to make a habit of breaking down the music theory behind pop hits as he did for…   Read Story »
A quick word about Flying Lotus's "Phantasm" video and videos like it: That's a really good video! Many of the videos like it are good, too! But it's not on the list this week, and neither are any of…   Read Story »
Usher's last album, 2012's Looking 4 Myself, earned an Album Of The Week from us, his "Climax" is already a modern classic of tricky and thoughtful R&B, and he gave last year's SXSW its most…   Read Story »
The idea of a posthumous Michael Jackson album, full of "contemporized" versions of unreleased recordings, is more than a little dubious, but there's a decent chance that the forthcoming Xscape will…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »