The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Joyous Low-Stakes Rom-Com Continues Unfettered

The television landscape in this era of Peak TV comprises many overlapping tiers and ecosystems. Within this moment of seemingly infinite choice, there are genres…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2020 - 5:01 pm

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20 Years Ago, Eminem’s “Stan” Predicted The Dark Side Of Modern Fandom

Eminem must have been trembling. It was 4 o'clock in the morning sometime last month, and he'd been awakened by a blaring alarm in his…
Chris DeVille | May 18, 2020 - 3:19 pm

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Kehlani Was Good, And Now She’s Great

With one quatrain buried deep into her new album It Was Good Until It Wasn't, Kehlani Parrish offers what could be a mission statement for…
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2020 - 3:46 pm

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Actress Hailee Steinfeld Does A Decent Pop Star Impersonation

Hailee Steinfeld was precocious from the start. At just 14 years old, Steinfeld scored an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2020 - 4:17 pm

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The Benevolent Celebrity Livestream Parade Is So Bleak

Livestreams suck. Livestreams have always sucked. There are exceptions -- when your favorite artist logs on, when something incredibly charming and unexpected happens -- but…
Chris DeVille | April 27, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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Get Used To Hearing Songs Like Powfu’s Simplistic Sadboi Hit “Death Bed”

Have you acclimated to the new normal yet? Have you come to accept it, made peace with it? Oh! No, no, no -- not the…
Chris DeVille | April 13, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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Country Innovator Sam Hunt’s New Southside Was Worth The 6-Year Wait

Montevallo was prophetic. On a macro level, Sam Hunt's 2014 debut album altered the sound of modern country music, incorporating hip-hop influences with a nuance…
Chris DeVille | April 6, 2020 - 4:40 pm

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Stuck At Home? Dua Lipa Will Bring The Dance Club To Your Living Room.

Future Nostalgia was meant for the club. This much is clear. Even before she released lead single "Don't Start Now" last fall, Dua Lipa was…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2020 - 2:20 pm

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J Balvin And Bad Bunny, Urbano’s Lovable Superstar Freaks

Let me explain what's happening in that blessed image up top. The men dressed up like life-size cartoon characters are J Balvin and Bad Bunny,…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2020 - 4:18 pm

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*NSYNC Nailed The Boy Band Blueprint With No Strings Attached

*NSYNC didn't just break the first-week sales record, they obliterated it. When the superstar boy band's second album No Strings Attached dropped on March 21,…
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2020 - 3:54 pm

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The Forecast Is Improving For Niall Horan

Boy bands break up because the boys in them grow up. Other reasons surely factor in sometimes, like conflict and exhaustion and breakout stars going…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2020 - 4:12 pm

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Doja Cat Is Good At Making Pop Music And Even Better At Going Viral

"Let's break the internet," Doja Cat sings on the first song from her recent album Hot Pink. It's a cyber sex reference (the song is…
Chris DeVille | March 2, 2020 - 3:47 pm

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

Acronyms are flexible little phrases. Just ask the good people at World Taekwondo.
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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