The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop

BTS Are K-Pop’s Beatles. Map Of The Soul: 7 Is Their White Album.

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Chris DeVille | February 24, 2020 - 5:56 pm

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If You Think “Hot Girl Bummer” Is Bad, Just Wait Till You Hear blackbear’s Other Songs

It's physics: For every "Hot Girl Summer" there is an equal and opposite "Hot Girl Bummer." I don't make the rules. Take it up with…
Chris DeVille | February 10, 2020 - 4:52 pm

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Louis Tomlinson’s Walls Sadly Stops Short Of A Full-Blown Britpop Revival

Since parting ways, the members of One Direction have all carved out their own place in the pop music firmament. Zayn Malik split before the…
Chris DeVille | February 3, 2020 - 4:09 pm

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Kesha Turns The Page

How do you move on? This is the defining question on High Road, Kesha Rose Sebert's fourth album and second since the public drama that…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2020 - 3:55 pm

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Who Should Win, And Who Will Win, At The 2020 Grammys

PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Week In Pop is moving to Mondays! Today's installment will be the final Thursday column. Look for the first Monday column just
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2020 - 2:50 pm

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Halsey Is Her Generation’s Most Successful Pop Chameleon

From the Beatles to Bowie to Madonna, metamorphosis has been an assumed component of pop stardom for decades, and the ability to transcend easy categorization…
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2020 - 5:51 pm

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Selena Gomez’s Rare Was Worth The Wait

Rare is an accurate title for a Selena Gomez album. Gomez, the former Disney Channel teen actress turned pop superstar and tabloid fixation, is part…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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The 2020 State Of Pop Address

The #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is often…
Chris DeVille | January 2, 2020 - 10:57 am

2019 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019

The year is almost over, and the lists are abundant. This one is called The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019, which is a double…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2019 - 12:23 pm

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If Only Camila Cabello’s Romance Were As Transfixing As The Love That Inspired It

It's one of the most exhilarating, terrifying human experiences: a friendship suddenly accelerating into an all-consuming passion. Maybe you've secretly fantasized about it, or maybe…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2019 - 12:55 pm

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On Songs For You, Tinashe Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

There was a time when Tinashe's momentum felt unstoppable. "2 On," the R&B singer and dancer's 2014 breakthrough single, was one of those hits so…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2019 - 3:45 pm

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Luke Combs, King Of The Country Music Average Joes

The thing Luke Combs wants you to know about him is that he's extremely normal, regular, average. Combs, one of the biggest things going in…
Chris DeVille | November 14, 2019 - 2:23 pm

2010s In Review

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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