Articles tagged pop

9 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

Hurts: Surrender (take 1)

Hurts might have lost their little dark heart, but Surrender is still a rapturous collection of gospel-tinged pop pleasures.

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9 Oct 2015 // 2:20 AM

Hurts: Surrender (take 2)

Faced with the ire of the notorious "Bean Counter Gang", Hurts had no choice but to surrender.

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9 Oct 2015 // 2:15 AM

Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon

It wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination to assume that melancholy featured heavily in Honeymoon's concept.

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The Legends - “The Embrace” (audio) (premiere)

The Swedish pop band turn things way down on their latest track.

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Jon McLaughlin - “Don’t Mess With My Girl” (audio) (premiere)

McLaughlin turns on the charm on this loveable new track.

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Tara Priya - “Who That” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter returns with a sassy new R&B/pop gem.

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Eleni Mandell: Dark Lights Up

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Eleni Mandel returns with yet another winning collection of jazz-tinged pop and impeccable lyricism.

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5 Oct 2015 // 2:29 AM

Janet Jackson: Unbreakable

Legend Janet Jackon owes us nothing. That she just gave us a records as fascinating and damn-near satisfying as Unbreakable is pure bonus even with its lyrical flaws.

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Metric: Pagans in Vegas

Indie veterans Metric tone down their stadium rock proclivities for a more sedated take on their spirited pop sound.

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Paul McCartney: Tug of War / Pipes of Peace

Long forgotten, these reissues may be a mixed bag, but prove essential when reflecting on the ex-Beatle's vast volume of work.

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Nesta! - ‘Better Now’ (album stream) (premiere)

Burgeoning EDM artist is but one of many titles the talented young woman has.

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Darlene Love: Introducing Darlene Love

One of pop's greatest voices walks back to the spotlight on an album produced by Steve Van Zandt with songs by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, Jimmy Webb, Linda Perry, and others.

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Myke Terry - “Slide” (video) (premiere)

The former metal vocsalist reinvents himself as an R&B/pop singer, and it's a perfect fit.

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25 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Ryan Adams: 1989

Save a few tweaks here and there, Adams' 1989 never gets too bold, his covers sounding more like curiosities than clever reinventions.

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Jono McCleery - “Halfway” (audio) (premiere)

The latest track by Jono McCleery sounds accessible yet experimental, which is no easy task.

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CHVRCHES: Every Open Eye

CHVRCHES hit new heights of confidence on their upbeat, synthpop-laden second album.

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Surrender the Spirit - ‘Premonition’ (EP stream) (premiere)

A little experimentation never hurt pop music. In this EP's case, it only enhances it.

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Gabrielle Aplin: Light Up the Dark

Aplin’s US debut Light Up the Dark has distinct commercial appeal, but may not be her best in the long run.

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Alexa Lusader - “La La Love Me” (audio) (premiere)

Alexa Lusader makes a strong impression on her new single "La La Love Me".

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Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz

Crass, often cringe-worthy and overtly sexual, Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz is a fascinating, bloated mess.

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Considering Twitter: An Interview with App Artist Nora Reed

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"Twitter is a place where bots prevail. And where they don't rule, people, acting like bots, rule. This uneasy person-bot rapprochement offers a fertile space for artistic exploration.

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