Articles tagged pop

2 Dec 2016 // 2:15 AM

Tove Lo: Lady Wood

The sophomore effort from Swedish pop artist Tove Lo immediately announced itself as a much darker, more sinister version of its hit 2014 predecessor Queen of the Clouds.

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23 Nov 2016 // 9:06 AM

Prince: 4EVER

Prince 4Ever is a look back at some of the legend’s most familiar work, and a refresher for fans who want the big hits but might also be exposed to some singles they missed along the way.

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22 Nov 2016 // 8:42 AM

Phil Collins: Singles

The main question with Singles is this: does Phil Collins really deserve all the critical revilement he's gotten for decades?

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Dua Lipa Records MTV ‘Setlist’ Performance for Small, Rapturous Audience (Photos)

Up-and-coming UK-based pop star Dua Lipa blew the minds of her young fans at an intimate MTV special taping while on tour in the U.S. with Troye Sivan.

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Rumer: This Girl’s in Love

Rumer has retreated to the safe territory of Bacharach/David to reignite her career. It works: refined and assured, this is a magnificent execution of vocal craft on a timeless set of songs.

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18 Nov 2016 // 2:10 AM

Barry Gibb: In the Now

For Gibb, the present is with us, but we don’t know what to do with it. He’s not so much waiting around to die as much as he’s too tired to dance.

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The Lemon Twigs - “As Long As We’re Together” (Singles Going Steady)

The Lemon Twigs seem to be going for a Juno level of cuteness, also taking cues from other folksy-twee artists like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.

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The Griswolds: High Times For Low Lives

A desperate plea for radio recognition, the Griswolds' High Times For Low Lives is a step back for a band known for tentpole hooks and untempered kinetic dynamism.

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11 Nov 2016 // 7:41 AM

Norah Jones: Day Breaks

Norah Jones returns to her roots on her latest album with mixed results.

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Sting Finds Path Back to Rock Music with ‘57th & 9th’ + Celebrates at Irving Plaza

After years of diverse projects, including a musical based on his home town, a holiday album and a classical album, Sting has returned to rock.

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4 Nov 2016 // 10:14 AM

The Weeknd - “False Alarm” (Singles Going Steady)

"False Alarm", like "Starboy" before it, is a continuation of the Weeknd's union of cleanly produced R&B with lyrics straight out of a Bret Easton Ellis nightmare.

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2 Nov 2016 // 1:25 AM

Johnnyswim: Georgica Pond

Johnnyswim's Georgica Pond situates catchy refrains across many different genres and moments of intimacy, honing their rich hooks with more sophisticated musical accompaniment.

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2 Nov 2016 // 1:10 AM

Usher: Hard II Love

Despite a handful of stellar tracks, Usher's latest album tries too hard to stay current and gets lost in the process.

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31 Oct 2016 // 9:41 AM

Solange - “Don’t Touch My Hair” (Singles Going Steady)

Don't mistake Solange's cool voice for weakness: she has a strong message and proud resolve, and she makes both very clear in this stunning single.

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St. Lenox: Ten Hymns From My American Gothic

Albums of such shear artistry, originality and thematic immediacy are few and far between. This is the album of perspective and hope we need in this time of political and social unrest.

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Solange: A Seat at the Table

With this unapologetic examination of blackness in America, Solange boldly cements her status as a voice to be reckoned with.

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25 Oct 2016 // 8:45 AM

Rafter - ‘XYZ’ (album stream) (premiere)

San Diego's Rafter, otherwise known as Rafter Roberts, concocts little, brilliant nuggets of off-kilter pop with an experimental spirit.

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21 Oct 2016 // 7:25 AM

Lady Gaga: Joanne

Even with all her extracurricular endeavors paying off cultural dividends, Gaga's greatest achievement is yet to come, and Joanne, flaws and all, feels like the necessary step to get there.

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20 Oct 2016 // 11:42 AM

Bastille - “Send Them Off!” (Singles Going Steady)

Bastille are a band that goes for the grand and bombastic most all the time, and "Send Them Off!" is no exception.

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19 Oct 2016 // 10:31 AM

Kimbra - “Sweet Relief” (Singles Going Steady)

Kimbra's voice is always powerful, and here, it may even be at its strongest, a warm blend of soul, jazz, and pop.

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