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The One-Hit Wonders Of The 2010s

What constitutes a one-hit wonder? It seems like it should be cut and dry, but the designation can be pretty arbitrary, with gut feelings often…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2019 - 11:00 am

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Christmas On Halloween IV: New Holiday Albums That May Or May Not Sleigh

It's tradition: Every year, on Halloween, we publish a roundup of new Christmas albums and other assorted holiday music popping off this season. We did…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2019 - 1:00 pm

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All Hail King Princess

King Princess really is royalty of a sort. Mikaela Mullaney Straus, the 20-year-old upstart who'll release her debut album Cheap Queen tomorrow, is the daughter…
Chris DeVille | October 24, 2019 - 4:05 pm

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SuperM, Summer Walker, And The Eternal Struggle To Measure Music’s Popularity

SuperM are objectively a big deal. The seven-man ensemble brings together members of several prominent K-pop groups: EXO's Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127's Taeyong and…
Chris DeVille | October 17, 2019 - 2:50 pm

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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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