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Why Do Country Hits Take So Long To Climb The Hot 100?

"I'mma take it slow just as fast as I can." That was Sam Hunt on 2017's "Body Like A Back Road," his first and only…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2020 - 2:22 pm

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Katy Perry Pivots To Boring

She made hits. That was the whole premise of Katy Perry -- that and stirring up controversy in ways that often sent palms flying toward…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2020 - 3:15 pm

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The Dream Of The Late ’90s Is Alive With Dominic Fike

Dominic Fike was born at the end of 1995, and so was his musical aesthetic. Fike, a singer, guitarist, and rapper from Naples, Florida, looks…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2020 - 5:49 pm

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BTS Hit #1, Drop Hyundai Jingle

K-pop superstars BTS had more or less conquered the American charts before they released "Dynamite," their first single sung completely in English, two Fridays ago.
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2020 - 2:11 pm

BTS – “Dynamite”

One of the strangest, coolest things about the rise of BTS, the massively popular South Korean boy band, is that they've managed to become one…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2020 - 10:13 am

Charlie Puth Calls For Ceasefire In Toxic Stan War Of 2020

Charlie Puth is hungies for an end to the toxic stan wars of 2020. The pop star took to his Twitter account yesterday to address…
James Rettig | July 6, 2020 - 2:02 pm

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John Legend Made A More Interesting Album Than He Had To

The cognitive dissonance is strong. "The Edge" is a 1967 instrumental by David McCallum, the Scottish actor who once starred in the '60s spy show…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2020 - 4:10 pm

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RMR Has It

It was the giddiest kind of what the fuck: a black man in gold fronts, a ski mask, and a bulletproof vest, surrounded by peers…
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2020 - 4:54 pm

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Alec Benjamin Is A Fascinating Voice In Modern Pop, Literally And Figuratively

When Alec Benjamin sings, people listen. This isn't necessarily because he has something meaningful to say, though I'd argue that Benjamin is a more substantial…
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2020 - 3:01 pm

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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

BTS Management Apologizes For Jungkook Going To A Bar Last Month

South Korea is one of the countries where the government actually responded to the coronavirus pandemic in a way that stemmed the disease's spread. It's…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2020 - 12:46 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

Everything Is Cancelled

Last night, the NBA suspended its entire season after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for coronavirus. This seems likely to spell doom…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2020 - 10:42 am

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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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