Articles tagged pop

Stolar - “Paralyzed” (video) (premiere)

Soulful electropop artist Stolar finds his ultimate comfort in music, a place where he can confront his demons directly and honestly and maybe we can too.

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20 Hits of the ‘80s You Might Not Have Known Are Covers

There were many hit cover versions in the '80s, some of well-known originals, and some that fans may be surprised are covers.

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Hayley Kiyoko - “Palace” (Justin Caruso Remix) (premiere)

Justin Caruso remixes "Palace", an earworm of a synthpop tune from pop artist Hayley Kiyoko.

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Katie Herzig - “I Want to Make You Proud” (video) (premiere)

Noted folk-pop songwriter Katie Herzig shares a rousing new anthem to celebrate the Women's March and democracy.

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15 Feb 2017 // 1:00 PM

Lady Gaga - “John Wayne” (Singles Going Steady)

The video is all saturated color, motion, and quick edits, part Death Proof, part two-fisted tribute to Wendy O. Williams, not subtle, perfectly apt, Gaga going for sensory overload above all else.

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Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now

Assertive and eloquent, Jesca Hoop’s Memories Are Now should have no trouble retaining fans that know her for her previous work with Sam Beam.

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6 Feb 2017 // 2:15 AM

Lee Hazlewood: 13

Lee Hazlewood's 13 is an excellent -- if uncanny -- addition to his eclectic body of work, a fascinating document for devoted fans and curious newcomers alike.

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31 Jan 2017 // 2:29 AM

Erik Hassle: Innocence Lost

On Innocence Lost, Swedish soul-pop stalwart Erik Hassle brings out all the bells, whistles, smoke, and mirrors he can to make music that seems sculpted from the mortar that holds the Hot 100 together

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30 Jan 2017 // 2:30 AM

Kehlani: SweetSexySavage

Kehlani's debut is by turns infectious, smooth, satisfying, and infuriating.

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18 Jan 2017 // 11:00 AM

Jesca Hoop - “The Lost Sky” (Singles Going Steady)

"The Lost Sky" is a gorgeous if troubled reverie, Jesca Hoop's smokey vocals a relentless stream of circular thoughts, memories, and admonitions

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13 Jan 2017 // 12:40 PM

MILCK - “Quiet” (audio) (premiere)

Just in time for the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21st, LA pop artist MILCK shares the stunning new anthem, "Quiet", that could be the rallying call for the protests.

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Madness: Can’t Touch Us Now

Madness serves up a release that disappoints while also suggesting there's still plenty of life left in the veteran band.

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29 Dec 2016 // 9:00 AM

Johnnyswim Takes Atlanta

The singers and instrumentalists used the acoustics of the room to create overtones and play with the reverberations they initially created.

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You Have Been Loved: Remembering George Michael

"... (H)ow can you not realize that the elation of a good pop record is an art form?"

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The Best Pop Singles of 2016

Celebrating the songs this year that operated within the constraints of "radio music", truly a genre all its own, and produced excellent results.

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David Choi: The David Choi Christmas Album

The YouTuber gives his warm and genuine take on holiday chestnuts.

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The Spencer Davis Group: Taking Out Time: Complete Recordings 1967-1969

What happens to a band when founding members depart? If you're the Spencer Davis Group, you soldier on and make the best of it.

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The Music in Brian Wilson’s Mind

Brian Wilson proves himself to be just that in the appropriately titled, I Am Brian Wilson.

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Fleetwood Mac: Mirage (Deluxe)

The album that kicked off the '80s for the soft-rock icons has, for the most part, aged like a fine wine, despite the inherently fractured relationship of its main creative minds.

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The Best Pop Albums of 2016

In a year when we lost too many music icons (and maybe even our minds in the process), the escapist power of pop music is needed more than ever.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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