Articles tagged pop

18 Aug 2016 // 10:05 AM

Britney Spears - “Make Me…” ft. G-Eazy (Singles Going Steady)

If you're a Britney Spears fan from back in the day, you'll likely be all over this steamy ballad.

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18 Aug 2016 // 9:05 AM

John Newman - “Olé” (Singles Going Steady)

John Newman has crafted a harmless, fun summer single that is undoubtedly pop.

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18 Aug 2016 // 1:15 AM

Look Park: Look Park

Fountains of Wayne's lead singer Chris Collingwood's new band sounds like a low-key version of his old band. This is a good thing, regardless of Collingwood's attempts to present Look Park as a distinct project.

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Beginners - “Stereo” (audio) (premiere)

"Stereo" is a tune as ready for blasting from a Camaro system as from Spotify

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Phil Collins: No Jacket Required / ...But Seriously / Testify / Going Back

Featuring No Jacket Required, ...But Seriously, Testify, and Going Back, this set doesn't hold up nearly as strongly as one would expect (yes, even counting Jacket).

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12 Aug 2016 // 10:00 AM

Rihanna - “Goodnight Gotham” (Singles Going Steady)

The video has Rihanna turns celebrity on its head here and makes her fans the stars.

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The Bangles: Ladies and Gentleman… the Bangles!

These earliest recordings of the Bangles showcase their chops as a live group and an excellent grasp of songwriting and melody writing. It's a must-have for die-hards and those wishing to delve deeper into the group's discography.

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Megan Slankard - “Bones Live Forever” (video) (premiere)

Guitars yelp and wail over Slankard’s affected snarl, purely-distilled verve animating their dizzying distortion.

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Elvis Presley: Way Down in the Jungle Room

Way Down in the Jungle Room is more than just yet another repackaging of the King’s work, instead showing how vital a performer Presley remained right up to the end.

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Nikki Y - “I Know Sorry” (audio) (premiere)

“I Know Sorry” tumbles forth, long sentences cascading on Yanofsky’s caramel voice and an electric horn arrangement.

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Impressions of a “Real People” Life: An Interview with Chris Collingwood

Look Park isn't Fountains of Wayne, and it's a good thing. Chris Collingwood tells us why.

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4 Aug 2016 // 11:00 AM

Tegan and Sara - “BWU” (Singles Going Steady)

Steve Horowitz: This bit of ear candy begs to be put on repeat. The sweetness never gets cloying. Heck, this could be early ‘60 Ricky Nelson

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EXES - “Like You” (audio) (premiere)

Hollow, chilly, and full of love, “Like You” fits the pop landscape of 2016 to a T.

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1 Aug 2016 // 1:00 PM

Rihanna - “Sledgehammer” (Singles Going Steady)

Rihanna's vocal soaring provides the requisite goosebumps.

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Esh - ‘Esh’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Pop is always interesting when it takes a turn for the ominous, and Esh is no exception to that rule.

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28 Jul 2016 // 1:15 AM

Justin Llamas: Gold

Gold is an auspicious debut that feels like the beginning of something special.

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Maggie Szabo - “Touch The Ground” (audio) (premiere)

"Touch the Ground" is pop in its purest sense, a style that draws from everything around it and reflects what people are listening to.

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Sean McVerry - ‘Hourglass Switchboard 2’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Hourglass Switchboard 2 is about halfway between Sam Smith and the 1975’s energetic pop-rock, part downtempo electronic pop and part crisp guitars.

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Minor Soul - “One Chance” (audio) (premiere)

“One Chance” is sheet-smooth bedroom pop, acoustic guitars and plinking synths soaring under the vocals.

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25 Jul 2016 // 8:50 AM

Boy George Is Happy to Be Back on the Road with Culture Club

Boy George discusses how he keeps fit on the road and his memories of the late punk impresario Malcolm McLaren.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

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"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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