The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop

Like The Stay Puft Man Before Him, Marshmello Just Keeps Getting Bigger

Who knows how many centuries the fortune under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson went untapped before the Grosh brothers happened upon it. The Pennsylvanian…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2018 - 4:03 pm

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The Greatest Showman Soundtrack(?) Is 2018’s Biggest Album So Far

We've reached the point where hit movie musicals sound like Imagine Dragons. "The Greatest Show," the opening number on The Greatest Showman's soundtrack album, initiates…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm

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You Gotta Respect Fall Out Boy’s Commitment To Being A Little Much

Fall Out Boy have always been a lot. God gave singer-guitarist Patrick Stump indestructible musclebound vocal cords that cannot be contained, and he fully indulges…
Chris DeVille | February 1, 2018 - 3:56 pm

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Your Guide To The 2018 Grammys: Will They Leave Kendrick Out In The Cold Again?

The Grammys are this weekend -- Sunday at 7:30PM EST on your local CBS affiliate, to be exact -- and as always, we're (almost certainly…
Chris DeVille | January 25, 2018 - 3:18 pm

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Having Conquered Britain, Dua Lipa Is Coming For America Next

"New Rules" is a great song. Using the ingredients of the moment -- nimbly tapped tropical-house keyboards, complex but airy drum programming indebted to Africa…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2018 - 1:02 pm

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Welcome To Superstardom, Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello stuck the landing so emphatically that it's easy to forget she leapt in the first place. This time last year the 20-year-old Cuban-Mexican…
Chris DeVille | January 11, 2018 - 12:03 pm

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The 2018 State Of Pop Address

"Nothing changes on New Year's Day." So saith Bono at the dawn of 1983, and he was right -- to a point. Flipping the calendar…
Chris DeVille | January 4, 2018 - 2:51 pm

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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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