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Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it's bracketed by Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" -- with Beyoncé taking over…
Chris DeVille | August 23, 2018 - 1:36 pm

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On Record And On Stage, Kendrick Lamar Is Taking No Prisoners

The first time I saw Kendrick Lamar in concert, he seemed so small. This was five years ago, when he was opening for Drake at…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2017 - 4:58 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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The Week In Pop

On Record And On Stage, Kendrick Lamar Is Taking No Prisoners

The first time I saw Kendrick Lamar in concert, he seemed so small. This was five years ago, when he was opening for Drake at…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2017 - 4:58 pm

2016 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2016

Pop pop pop pop pop: It does not stop, even when your spirits drop. Sometimes it's pretty good, too! Sometimes it can comfort you in…
Chris DeVille | December 15, 2016 - 3:20 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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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

Stereogum At Lollapalooza 2016: Toyota Music Den Artist Portraits

Lollapalooza returned to Chicago's Grant Park for the festival's 25th anniversary this past weekend. Stereogum was on site once again, hosting more intimate performances from…
Stereogum | August 1, 2016 - 12:57 pm

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Make Way For Zara Larsson, Sweden’s Latest Weapons-Grade Pop Export

Every four years, at the midway point between World Cups, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) holds the European Championship, a massive tournament in…
Chris DeVille | June 16, 2016 - 2:43 pm

Interview

The Week In Pop Q&A: The 1975’s Matt Healy On His Band’s Massive, Adventurous New LP

Matthew Healy answers the phone in a daze. "I get in to New York tomorrow. I'm in the UK at the moment. I just flew…
Chris DeVille | February 18, 2016 - 3:31 pm

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The Week In Pop: Please Welcome To The Stage Taylor Swift And Father John Misty

A brief timeline of the past week inside the bizarre media Bermuda Triangle that is Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Father John Misty:…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2015 - 5:42 pm

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

Bastille & Haim – “Bite Down”

Bastille and Haim have shared a collaboration called "Bite Down" that they did for the English rock band's upcoming release, VS (Other People's Heartache Pt.
James Rettig | November 28, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Band Aid 30 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

The 30th anniversary anti-Ebola edition of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" debuted on The X Factor tonight. This latest version of the Sir Bob Geldof…
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2014 - 5:01 pm

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The Week In Pop: Bobby Shmurda Is A Pioneer, But Also A Traditionalist Of Sorts

Bobby Shmurda is a pioneer several times over. The Brooklyn rapper's breakout hit "Hot Nigga" -- or "Hot Boy," as it's known to the radio…
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2014 - 2:44 pm

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The Week In Pop: In Praise Of Wiz Khalifa’s Polarizing Pop Career

Some rappers tell jokes, others are jokes. (Big Sean, that lovable cornball, is an amalgam of the two archetypes.) Ever since Wiz Khalifa floated on…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2014 - 4:47 pm
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