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The Week In Pop

Mr. Loathsome & Mr. Wholesome: The Weeknd & John Legend Are Finding Very Different Ways Over Pop’s R&B Barrier

Poor Usher. Poor Jeremih. Poor Trey Songz. R&B's workmanlike radio superstars churn out jam after jam, some of them truly transcendent, yet only rarely do…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2016 - 4:07 pm

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At Least America Can Agree On Bruno Mars

No matter which version of America you're nostalgically longing for, Bruno Mars can make it great again. Ever since Mars made his big splash at…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2016 - 4:17 pm

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Pop Matters

The world changed Tuesday, and yet it carries on. Most of us still have the same responsibilities we did at the beginning of the week,…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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We Are Living In The Chainsmokers’ America

When did you realize the Chainsmokers were music's biggest breakout stars of 2016?
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2016 - 3:26 pm

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On Lady Wood, Tove Lo’s Warm-Blooded Pop Runs Ice Cold

Tove Lo and subtlety are not natural bedfellows. Two years ago, the Swedish pop singer and songwriter extraordinaire gave us Queen Of The Clouds, one…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2016 - 12:36 pm

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Has Lady Gaga’s Comeback Album Failed Before It’s Even Out?

The world is ready for Lady Gaga again, but Lady Gaga does not seem ready for the world. A day before Gaga's ostensible comeback album…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2016 - 3:47 pm

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With gnash, SoundCloud’s Underground Eclecticism Has Found Its Mainstream Poster Boy

The sensitive music bro from your college dorm has not given up his trusty acoustic guitar, but he's also a producer these days and is…
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2016 - 2:55 pm

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Do You Remember Rock On Pop Radio: Why Green Day Aren’t Crossing Over Anymore

Once upon a time it was weird to hear Green Day on pop radio. At this late date, when they've long been one of rock's…
Chris DeVille | October 6, 2016 - 5:11 pm

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Kanye West, Musical Innovator, Attempts To Transform The Concert Experience

Not long into Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour stop Sunday night in Columbus, after his floating stage had made its first complete pass across the…
Chris DeVille | September 29, 2016 - 12:35 pm

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Who’s Shawn Mendes? You’re About To Find Out, Whether You Like It Or Not

Imagine you are a precocious teenage dreamboat from Toronto who got famous covering Justin Bieber and other pop stars on Vine -- so famous that…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2016 - 1:25 pm

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Usher Is A Huge Star, So Why Isn’t There More Hype For His Great New Album?

It may have escaped your notice that Usher released one of 2016's most excellent singles because "Crash" -- a glorious synthetic breakup ballad that reminds…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2016 - 5:04 pm

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The Long Journey Of “Fast Car”

Take a look at this:…
Chris DeVille | September 8, 2016 - 4:58 pm

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Fall Pop Preview: Does 2016 Have Any Blockbusters Left In It?

In 2016, a new event album seems to materialize out of nowhere every few weeks, seizing the zeitgeist for a few precious weeks (or days!)…
Chris DeVille | September 1, 2016 - 3:26 pm

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Till The World Ends: Britney Spears And The Extended Shelf Life Of The Modern Pop Star

No one remembers Debbie Gibson. Actually, perhaps the opposite is true: Memory is the only way most people experience Gibson anymore, not as an active…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2016 - 3:03 pm

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Feat. Who? Meet The Chart-Climbing Guest Singers Vying To Become Actual Pop Stars

Sometimes pop stars come at you from the side. There are many routes to mainstream music celebrity: Hitting it big on social media…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2016 - 11:39 am
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