The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop

The Revolving Door Between Country And Pop Keeps On Spinning

Press play on the year's biggest country album and you might wonder if you're listening to a country album at all. Thomas Rhett's Center Point
Chris DeVille | October 10, 2019 - 12:37 pm

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Tones And I Is Turning The World Into “Dance Monkey” Junkies

This year has already given us one Kevin Garnett "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!" viral triumph by the name of Lil Nas X. You probably know that…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2019 - 5:05 pm

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SHAED’s “Trampoline” Is The Latest Pop Hit Smuggled Through Rock Radio

Because my car is not new or fancy enough to display song titles and artist names when I listen to the radio, I sometimes find…
Chris DeVille | September 26, 2019 - 11:05 am

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Don’t Take Tove Lo For Granted

One of the best Onion articles ever is headlined like so: "Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People." This was early 2001, more…
Chris DeVille | September 19, 2019 - 12:37 pm

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For Better Or Worse, Post Malone Sounds Like Right Now

Tired: a Post Malone posse cut with Meek Mill and Lil Baby. Wired: a Post Malone posse cut featuring Halsey and Future. Inspired: a Post…
Chris DeVille | September 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm

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The Highwomen Are The Country Supergroup This Moment Demands

A widely publicized study this year confirmed what anyone paying attention to the industry has long known: Country music is a boys' club. Back in…
Chris DeVille | September 5, 2019 - 1:01 pm

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Shawn Mendes, The Anti-Icon

Shawn Mendes was supposed to play a show in Columbus Monday, but he had to postpone. The arena full of enthusiastic fans who showed up…
Chris DeVille | August 29, 2019 - 4:36 pm

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Lil Tecca Is The Latest Teen To Crash The Top 10

Let's talk about Lil Tecca, and about Billie Eilish, and about Lil Nas X, and about Khalid, and about the youth movement on the Billboard
Chris DeVille | August 22, 2019 - 4:03 pm

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Look Out America, Here Comes Lewis Capaldi

"I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved." The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the…
Chris DeVille | August 15, 2019 - 4:00 pm

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Everything’s Coming Up Christian Rap

Christian rap is having a mini-moment.
Chris DeVille | August 8, 2019 - 3:14 pm

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Seeking Clarity About Clairo

A new kind of pop star: In a musical landscape full of false messiahs billing themselves as game-changers, it's easy to scoff at the notion,…
Chris DeVille | August 1, 2019 - 3:30 pm

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Some Thoughts On Beyoncé, Music Trendsetter, And Netflix, Music Trend

"Pulling a Beyoncé" has always been a fairly elastic concept. Even when the phrase came into vogue at the end of 2013, when she surprise-released…
Chris DeVille | July 25, 2019 - 1:18 pm

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Ed Sheeran Finally Becomes One With The Algorithm

The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies…
Chris DeVille | July 18, 2019 - 1:22 pm

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Rosalía Is Becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star

At this late date it's rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The…
Chris DeVille | July 11, 2019 - 2:27 pm

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The Simple Pleasures And Complicated Backstory Of Kim Petras

The rush that comes with a perfect pop song is elusive but unmistakable. "Pop music" can mean many things, but there's a certain kind of…
Chris DeVille | June 27, 2019 - 2:28 pm
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