The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop

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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When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit

One-hit wonders are a common phenomenon in the music business, and most of them have a fan base that insists their other songs are just…
Chris DeVille | August 17, 2017 - 2:53 pm

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Kesha Shows Her True Colors On Rainbow, And It’s Beautiful To Behold

"I could fight forever, but life's too short." Every lyric on Rainbow -- Kesha's first album in five years and the first since initiating a…
Chris DeVille | August 10, 2017 - 4:05 pm

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Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album

Taylor Swift has been a little too quiet lately. Some might call that a blessing; this is, after all, a woman who can saturate your…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2017 - 3:00 pm

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So Is Charli XCX’s Album Gonna Come Out Soon Or What

"Boys" is a blast, ain't it? The video Charli XCX directed for her new single, with its parade of preening male celebrities, is an instantly…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2017 - 5:04 pm

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Can WizKid Conquer The US Pop Landscape He Helped Create?

For the last few years American pop has been sounding increasingly African. As early as 2014, when The Fader broke down "pop music's Nigerian future,"
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm

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There’s Still Room On The Khalid Bandwagon

The first thing you need to know about Khalid is that he is not DJ Khaled. Different guy. Khaled, with the "e" in his name,…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2017 - 12:48 pm

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We Regret To Inform You That Imagine Dragons Are Still Popular

Not so long ago it was practically impossible to be an American media consumer without hearing "Radioactive." At a time when earnest shout-along rock music…
Chris DeVille | July 6, 2017 - 1:23 pm

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We Are Entering A Golden Age Of Pop Posse Cuts

Who knew the Moulin Rouge-era "Lady Marmalade," which pointed to the past in so many ways, would become such a prescient harbinger of the future?
Chris DeVille | June 29, 2017 - 1:27 pm

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In The Future, All Albums Will Be Produced By Jack Antonoff

A certain nervous tension arose when young New Zealand pop visionary Lorde announced that her new album Melodrama would be entirely co-produced by Jack Antonoff…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 5:14 pm

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Hey Violet: When Going Pop Goes Right

If all songs are mirrors, revealing something about each listener depending on their reaction, "Guys My Age" is particularly reflective. Hearing 19-year-old Rena Lovelis dismiss…
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2017 - 4:51 pm

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Watching Katy Perry Struggle For Relevance This Year Has Been Painful

Katy Perry opens her new album by singing, "Can I get a witness?" Her promotional tactics for Witness have communicated a similar sentiment, albeit more…
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2017 - 3:42 pm
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