The Week In Pop

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2017

Here's a sign of the times for you: We're still a couple weeks away from cleaning up bottles on New Year's Day, and year-end list…
Chris DeVille | December 14, 2017 - 3:00 pm

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Stop Enabling These Dweebs, Beyoncé

Can we talk about Eminem's Revival tracklist for a minute? It is not a promising tracklist. "Foreboding" is a better word for it. Look at…
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2017 - 1:44 pm

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Superstar K-Pop Boy Band BTS Launch Their American Invasion

The best way to judge a boy band's potency is the intensity of the screaming throng that accompanies its every move. That was true in…
Chris DeVille | November 30, 2017 - 2:07 pm

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On Blue Lips, Tove Lo Continues Her Fall From The Clouds

One of the world's greatest pop singer-songwriters seemed to achieve her final form this year by having drunken sex with a muppet in a music…
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2017 - 10:45 am

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Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine

For well over a decade, Rivers Cuomo has been trying to turn Weezer into a pop band. Weezer have always played a kind of pop…
Chris DeVille | November 9, 2017 - 1:32 pm

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Can Sam Smith Put Up Adele Numbers This Holiday Season?

Ever since he made the leap from golden-throated Disclosure associate to sulking adult-contemporary torch singer extraordinaire, Sam Smith has caught the same comparison over and…
Chris DeVille | November 2, 2017 - 5:04 pm

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Don’t Underestimate Pink — Or The Power Of Album/Ticket Bundles

Pink is having the last laugh. This past summer, when MTV awarded its Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to the singer born Alecia Beth Moore,…
Chris DeVille | October 26, 2017 - 4:43 pm

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Niall Horan’s Solo Album Makes One Direction Seem Dangerous By Comparison

At this point One Direction have been broken up long enough that we're beginning to see what each member of the once-dominant boy band is…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2017 - 2:16 pm

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Poder A La “Gente”: The Latin Pop Resurgence Is On

"Mi Gente" is the perfect name for it, really.
Chris DeVille | October 12, 2017 - 4:00 pm

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MTV’s New TRL Is A Vapid, Obnoxious Mess

What a time to be a live television program. The only TV many people watch in real time these days is sporting events, Game Of
Chris DeVille | October 5, 2017 - 4:15 pm

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The Path To A Hit Single Is Changing — Just Ask Miley Cyrus & Demi Lovato

Do you remember "Party In The U.S.A."? Ha ha, funny question, right? How could you forget it? It was everywhere. There was no escaping it.
Chris DeVille | September 28, 2017 - 4:42 pm

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24K Starboys: Thoughts Upon Seeing The Weeknd & Bruno Mars On Consecutive Nights

The year was 2011. Winter was on the verge of melting away, but the sounds emanating from the north were still plenty frigid. From out…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2017 - 5:02 pm

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Insufferable YouTubers Are Now Making Terrible Rap Music Too

There comes a time in every adult human's life, should they be lucky enough to live that long, when they must conclude that youth culture…
Chris DeVille | September 14, 2017 - 5:38 pm

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So, How Are Fifth Harmony Holding Up Without Camila Cabello?

This year's MTV Video Music Awards did not generate a Miley Cyrus foam finger moment. Considering the historically low ratings, I'm not sure anyone even…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2017 - 5:02 pm

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On Record And On Stage, Kendrick Lamar Is Taking No Prisoners

The first time I saw Kendrick Lamar in concert, he seemed so small. This was five years ago, when he was opening for Drake at…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2017 - 4:58 pm
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