The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop

Jonas Brothers Are Pulling Off One Of The More Impressive Pop Comebacks In Recent Memory

Sometimes you enter into a pop cultural universe late and have to work backwards to fill in the gaps. Maybe you've decided to binge several…
Chris DeVille | May 23, 2019 - 4:32 pm

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Behold The 1975 In 2019

Who are all these people? This was my first time seeing the 1975, and I was shocked at the sea of humanity in front of…
Chris DeVille | May 16, 2019 - 4:22 pm

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Ciara Is Living Her Best Life But Not Making Her Best Music

With all due respect to her formative influences and one-time contemporaries Destiny's Child, Ciara is a survivor.
Chris DeVille | May 9, 2019 - 4:01 pm

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The Time Has Come To Discuss Yungblud

The name "youngblood" has a rich history in pop music. First there were the Youngbloods, the critically acclaimed folk-rockers best known for their 1967 hit…
Chris DeVille | May 2, 2019 - 4:18 pm

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Pink’s Party Is Still Going Strong, It’s Just Taken A Maudlin Turn

Pink has never fit in -- so much so that not fitting in has become part of her personal brand. Despite spending two decades operating…
Chris DeVille | April 25, 2019 - 3:27 pm

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Lizzo Really Is The Whole Damn Meal

"HAVE U EVER SEEN A BITCH PLAY FLUTE THEN HIT THE SHOOT?" It was a reasonable question. It was also a relevant question because it…
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2019 - 2:48 pm

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BLACKPINK’s All-Out K-Pop Onslaught Reaches American Shores

Let me take you back to a moment in the not-so-distant past, a proudly and obnoxiously loud era in pop music history known as the…
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm

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It Might Be Time To Hang Up On Khalid

"Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Hanging On The Telephone," "867-5309/Jenny" -- pop music history is strewn with songs where the drama hinges on a phone…
Chris DeVille | April 4, 2019 - 2:27 pm

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Billie Eilish’s Time Is Now

"I have taken out my Invisalign, and this is the album!" Billie Eilish announces at the outset of her debut album. The 17-year-old singer then…
Chris DeVille | March 28, 2019 - 5:38 pm

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This Guy Is The Hottest Songwriter In Pop

Many songs on Juice WRLD's Death Race For Love, the reigning #1 album in America, made me laugh out loud. A track called "HeMotions," for…
Chris DeVille | March 21, 2019 - 11:13 am

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Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

Tucked near the end of Maren Morris' new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called "The Bones." Like many Morris songs, it's not about…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2019 - 3:38 pm

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Sigrid’s Debut Album Will Knock You Out

Sometimes an album title is exactly right.
Chris DeVille | March 7, 2019 - 11:41 am

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Benny Blanco Has Written Hits For Everybody Else. Now He’s Doing It For Himself.

Benny Blanco's "Eastside" reached #1 on Billboard's Pop Songs chart this week, completing a 31-week voyage to the top. The chart tracks Top 40 radio…
Chris DeVille | February 28, 2019 - 1:33 pm

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Avril Lavigne’s Disappointing Return

Avril Lavigne is back, and as usual, it's complicated.
Chris DeVille | February 21, 2019 - 2:15 pm

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Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

It's that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic.
Chris DeVille | February 7, 2019 - 10:37 am
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