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The Week In Pop

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack(?) Is 2018’s Biggest Album So Far

We've reached the point where hit movie musicals sound like Imagine Dragons. "The Greatest Show," the opening number on The Greatest Showman's soundtrack album, initiates…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Ultimate Playlist

38 Essential ’80s Songs About Nuclear Anxiety

We talk about the ‘80s a lot. Nostalgia for that decade and its pop culture has both seemed to move in cycles and be ever-present…
Ryan Leas | January 23, 2018 - 11:06 am

2017 In Review

27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out

It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of new releases in stores in a given week, and even more daunting to stay on top of…
Annie Zaleski | December 15, 2017 - 12:52 pm

More Prince stories

Prince Worked On Janelle Monáe’s New Album

Prince and Janelle Monáe have a long history of mutual admiration, dating at least as far back as 2010 when Monáe performed at the BET…
James Rettig | February 26, 2018 - 2:43 pm

Watch Justin Timberlake Duet With Prince In His Super Bowl Halftime Show

There were a lot of rumors about Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl halftime show, and pretty much none of them turned out to be true. Janet…
Peter Helman | February 4, 2018 - 8:51 pm

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Will Reportedly Feature A Prince Hologram

Justin Timberlake's halftime show at the Super Bowl won't have Janet Jackson or NSYNC, but it apparently will have a fucking Prince hologram. This year's…
Peter Helman | February 3, 2018 - 10:55 am

Joey Bada$$ Shares Studio Version Of Prince Flip “THUGZ CRY”

A few weeks ago Joey Bada$$ quasi-covered Prince's Purple Rain classic "When Doves Cry" for Australian radio station Triple J, flipping it into a new…
Chris DeVille | February 2, 2018 - 4:12 pm

Prince Estate Announces Live On The Big Screen Film Screening With Previously Unreleased Concert Footage

Prince’s estate announced Tuesday that the Target Center in Minneapolis will host a live concert-film experience 4/21 in memoriam of the two year anniversary of…
Drew Salisbury / Spin | January 16, 2018 - 10:43 am

Former Warner Bros. Staffer Unearths Sealed Copies Of Prince’s Black Album, Discogs’ Most Expensive Vinyl Of All Time

In 1987, Prince was supposed to release an LP called The Black Album. But after he became convinced that the album was "evil," the Purple…
Peter Helman | December 13, 2017 - 8:42 pm

Kendrick Lamar Tells Howard Stern That He Nearly Did A Song With Prince

Kendrick Lamar has built a hip-hop empire upon his slashing lyricism, but he had kind words for Dr. Dre and Taylor Swift while speaking on…
Megan Armstrong / Billboard | December 12, 2017 - 4:18 pm

The Week In Pop

Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine

For well over a decade, Rivers Cuomo has been trying to turn Weezer into a pop band. Weezer have always played a kind of pop…
Chris DeVille | November 9, 2017 - 1:32 pm

Jared Leto Sings A Mashup Of David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Soundgarden, & Linkin Park

We've unfortunately lost a lot of great musicians over the last few years, and movie star and Thirty Seconds To Mars leader Jared Leto decided…
James Rettig | September 7, 2017 - 4:46 pm

Prince’s Sister Disputes Other Sister’s Claim That His Favorite Color Was Orange

Prince didn't have an orange crush -- purple was his favorite color, according to his half-sister Sharon Nelson.
Mesfin Fedaku / Associated Press | August 31, 2017 - 7:09 pm

Prince’s Sister Says His Favorite Color Was Actually Orange

Despite Jay-Z’s best efforts, no musician has ever fully owned a color the way Prince did purple. The hue is practically synonymous with his music,…
Andy Cush / Spin | August 30, 2017 - 9:21 am


14 Essential Paisley Underground Songs

Although it's identified with Los Angeles, the Paisley Underground has roots that extend about 400 miles to the north. Specifically, to Davis, California, a small…
Stephen Deusner | August 24, 2017 - 2:00 pm
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