The Week In Pop

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Jessie Reyez Is Really Great And You Should Listen To Her

Jessie Reyez has so much to say, and hearing her say it is so much fun.
Chris DeVille | October 18, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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Twenty One Pilots May Not Be For You (Because They’re For Everyone)

In 2015, Twenty One Pilots were the biggest band you've never heard of. By the end of the following year, they were the biggest band,…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2018 - 9:23 am

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The A Star Is Born Soundtrack Could Stand To Go Off The Deep End More Often

If you remember any scene from the trailer for Bradley Cooper's new A Star Is Born remake, it is almost certainly the one in which…
Chris DeVille | October 4, 2018 - 1:42 pm

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6LACK Wishes He Was A Rapper, But As An R&B Singer He’s On The Right Track

"I'm an R&B nigga with a hip-hop core." That's 6LACK, the Atlanta singer born Ricardo Valentine, on "Scripture," a track from East Atlanta Love Letter,…
Chris DeVille | September 27, 2018 - 1:24 pm

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Lauren Daigle Is The Christian Adele

Every few years, a major national publication will publish an overview of the Christian music industry. This week, Kelefa Sanneh has a good one in
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2018 - 3:19 pm

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The Success Of “I Love It” Puts A Perfectly Perverse Bow On Kanye West’s Batshit Year

Poor Icona Pop. The shouty Swedish singing duo don't have much to hang their hat on, historically speaking. In the moment, I thought their 2013…
Chris DeVille | September 13, 2018 - 2:34 pm

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Thankfully Paul McCartney’s New Album Only Pretends To Be Modern Pop Music

At age 76, Paul McCartney is still horny as hell. Judging by the advance singles from the former Beatle's new album Egypt Station, the guy…
Chris DeVille | September 6, 2018 - 4:29 pm

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The Boy Band Is Changing, But The Old Model Persists For Now

As long as there has been pop music, there have been boy bands. But ask any American about the "boy band era" and they'll probably…
Chris DeVille | August 30, 2018 - 2:57 pm

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it's bracketed by Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" -- with Beyoncé taking over…
Chris DeVille | August 23, 2018 - 1:36 pm

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Remembering That Strange Moment When Korn Were Pop Superstars

At first, Korn were a myth to me. When they released their self-titled debut album in 1994, I was 11. I may have glimpsed their…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2018 - 2:17 pm

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The Wilting Of Iggy Azalea

Believe it or not, the equivalent of a full presidential term has passed since Iggy Azalea ruled summer 2014. Back then, it was hard to…
Chris DeVille | August 9, 2018 - 12:53 pm

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A Little Bit Country, A Whole Lot Of Streams: Bebe Rexha Has Cracked The Code

If it's meant to be, it'll be: Regarding Bebe Rexha's unlikely takeover of the country charts, this is both the savvy execution and the only…
Chris DeVille | August 2, 2018 - 2:26 pm

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Billie Eilish, A Teen Pop Star Who Has No Time For Teen Pop

One of the foundational principles of being a teenager is posturing like you're cooler and more grown-up than you actually are. The budding career of…
Chris DeVille | July 26, 2018 - 4:05 pm

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At Least We Can Count On Childish Gambino For Great Videos

Remember the early stage of the Drake/Meek Mill beef? If not, let me refresh your memory.
Chris DeVille | July 19, 2018 - 2:52 pm

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Big Reputation: A Trip To Taylor Swift’s Hyper-Maximalist Stadium Tour

I am sitting on a folding chair in the middle of a football field. A few dozen yards in front of me stand two video…
Chris DeVille | July 12, 2018 - 3:51 pm
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