The Week In Pop

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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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Alt-Pop Hit-Makers lovelytheband Are Not That Lovely If We’re Being Honest

Once upon a time what passed for poppy alternative rock was Stephen Malkmus whimpering, "You're the kind of girl I like/ Because you're empty, and…
Chris DeVille | July 5, 2018 - 4:52 pm

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More Like Maroon 5 Seconds Of Summer Am I Right

What happens when a pop-punk boy band grows up? They stop playing pop-punk, apparently.
Chris DeVille | June 28, 2018 - 3:14 pm

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Let’s Pause To Appreciate This Moment In Ty Dolla $ign History

Ty Dolla $ign gets around. The R&B lothario releases quite a bit of his own music -- 11 full-lengths and two EPs since 2011, plus…
Chris DeVille | June 21, 2018 - 3:42 pm

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Christina Aguilera’s New Album Is Pretty Good. Does Anyone Care?

Along with her fellow ex-Mousketeers Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera proved to be one of the most durable hit-makers of the Y2K-era teen-pop…
Chris DeVille | June 14, 2018 - 12:14 pm

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Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

"Boo'd Up" is blowing up. Ella Mai's sumptuous '90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready
Chris DeVille | June 7, 2018 - 2:05 pm

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America’s Pop Mainstream Is Finally Making Room For Languages Other Than English

Quick: Who's the biggest pop star in the world? Taylor Swift? Drake? Beyoncé? Justin Bieber? Rihanna? Ed Sheeran? These are all viable candidates, but if…
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2018 - 5:07 pm

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Comparing Shawn Mendes And James Bay, Guitar-Slinging Gods Of Young Adult Contempo

Shawn Mendes will finally exit his teen years this August, but you can't take his youth away. So sang the suburban Toronto native Sunday at…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2018 - 3:18 pm

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I Regret To Inform You That My Nemesis Charlie Puth Is Getting His Shit Together

Charlie Puth is ridiculous, but more importantly, he is meticulous. His music is toothless, but his commitment to that music and its spoils is ruthless.
Chris DeVille | May 10, 2018 - 2:46 pm

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Post Malone Doesn’t Care About Rap Music

It's one of my life's great regrets, but I can't deny it: Last Friday I helped Post Malone's new album Beerbongs & Bentleys break the…
Chris DeVille | May 3, 2018 - 5:11 pm
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