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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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Teenage Dream Turns 10

Katy Perry is wide-eyed and bedazzled. She tiptoes through Candy Land like Dorothy dropped into Oz. She waves to a pair of menacing anthropomorphic gummy…
James Rettig | August 24, 2020 - 11:05 am

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Jenny Owen Youngs – “Teenage Dream” (Katy Perry Cover)

I'm a big fan of Jenny Owen Youngs from back in the day -- her debut Batten The Hatches and its follow-up Transmitter Failure were…
James Rettig | September 9, 2020 - 4:34 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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Jhené Aiko Is Still Quietly Staking Her Claim As Her Generation’s Defining R&B Singer

Jhené Aiko is a living legend. You wouldn't necessarily know it because Aiko has always been a moody and understated presence -- someone who lays…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2020 - 5:19 pm

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Before The Chicks Met This Moment, They Spent Their Whole Careers Preparing For It

What does Dixie mean, exactly? For nearly two centuries, the term has been broadly applied to the American South, specifically the states that seceded from…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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Juice WRLD’s Posthumous Album Is Haunting And Bittersweet

The last track on Juice WRLD's new album is a 30-second spoken-word snippet called "Juice WRLD Speaks From Heaven." This is an unsettling title because…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Katy Perry – “Smile”

After releasing a long string of singles in 2019 -- "365," "Never Really Over," "Small Talk, "Harleys In Hawaii" -- as well as "Never Worn
Peter Helman | July 10, 2020 - 12:09 am

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Benee’s “Supalonely” Was A TikTok Smash Even Before The Pandemic Made It Super Topical

What makes a song go viral on TikTok? It's obviously not a scientific process, but viewed through binoculars from the brink of 37, this much…
Chris DeVille | July 6, 2020 - 4:55 pm

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Are Shinedown America’s Most Popular Rock Band?

Filter bubbles are real. Particularly in the social media era, we are all trapped inside a likeminded feedback loop of our own making. I think…
Chris DeVille | June 29, 2020 - 5:00 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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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

Katy Perry – “Daisies”

Katy Perry has released a new single called "Daisies." It's billed as the lead single to her fifth album, the follow-up to 2017's Witness. Her…
James Rettig | May 15, 2020 - 12:00 am

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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

Donald Glover Joins Disney Family Singalong, Community Table Read Livestream

Last month, ABC aired a program called The Disney Family Singalong where they got a bunch of famous people, including Beyoncé and Ariana Grande, to…
James Rettig | May 10, 2020 - 7:38 pm
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