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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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Halsey Doesn’t Want To Be A Pop Star, But She Made A Pretty Good Pop Album

Do you think Halsey will perform "Closer" on tour this year? Technically, the artist born Ashley Frangipane already had a signature song, 2015's "New Americana,"
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2017 - 5:43 pm

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“Despacito” Could Signify A Latin Pop Resurgence Or Just Justin Bieber’s King-Making Power

It's not every day a song sung primarily in Spanish goes to #1 in the US. It's not even every decade. But "Despacito," a collaboration…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2017 - 3:43 pm

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Soft Times: On Paramore’s Surprising Retro Reboot

Pity the MySpace-era emo fan -- for many reasons, but especially because none of their old heroes are doing it like they used to. Kings…
Chris DeVille | May 18, 2017 - 3:44 pm

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Harry Styles, Prince Of Pop, Takes A Stab At Rock Stardom

Here's a sign of the times for you: The most famous member of the world's leading boy band is trying to become a rock star.
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2017 - 5:12 pm

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Pop Goes The Migos

"Bad And Boujee" was a culmination of sorts, but it was only the beginning. When the song became a viral sensation and then Migos' first
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2017 - 12:45 pm

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All Hail Frank Ocean, Pop Musician

Blonde: great album! One of last year's absolute best. Will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Love it. Can't get enough of it. I've never…
Chris DeVille | April 27, 2017 - 3:57 pm

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The Chainsmokers Have Pinpointed Pop’s Absolute Middle And They Refuse To Budge

Fast food, like any vice, is fine in limited quantities. Only when you pound Big Macs regularly, Morgan Spurlock-style, do you really suffer from indulging…
Chris DeVille | April 13, 2017 - 11:15 am
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