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Sunday, December 16 2012

The Best Pop Singles of 2012

In 2012, people -- not just kids -- loved pop.

Wednesday, December 28 2011

The 2011 Artists of the Year

This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.


Wednesday, May 9 2012

In Defense of Adele's Next Album, Whenever That May Come

As the singer just turned 24, we look back on how gigantic her star has grown while looking forward with an open mind at whatever her next move may be.


Thursday, September 11 2014

Various Artists: XL Records - Pay Close Attention

A concise, pure and punchy pop history lesson.

Tuesday, February 22 2011

Adele: 21

The shining light of the current generation of young British female singers hires a bank of producers and co-writers to help out with her sophomore release, and gets predictably uneven results.

Monday, June 30 2008

Adele: 19

Young heartache never sounded as beautiful as it does through the sounds of England's latest R&B export's gorgeous debut LP.


Wednesday, February 12 2014

Ain't Talking 'Bout Love: Top 10 Definitive Breakup Albums

During a week where you're bombarded with overpriced consumerism disguised as love, here are ten albums that look at love's hangover.

Thursday, June 23 2011

Adele Is on a Roll and on Tour ('21' Video Collection)

British singer Adele's second album 21 has been the #1 album in the US for 10 weeks, whereas in the UK, the record has been at #1 longer than

Tuesday, June 16 2009

Adele - "Hometown Glory" (live) (video)

Adele performs a song about my favorite place on the planet (London) in unplugged fashion for MTV.


Sunday, February 24 2013

The Oscars and Music Still Have a Complicated Relationship

LOS ANGELES — If British spy James Bond can’t be called upon to save the mishandling of pop music by the 2013 Oscars, producers did at

Thursday, February 23 2012

Adele’s ‘21’ sets record with 21st week at No. 1

LOS ANGLES — Adele’s momentum is showing no signs of slowing. After winning six Grammy Awards and taking the top prize at the Brit Awards,

Tuesday, February 7 2012

Grammys 2012: Adele is poised for Grammy coronation

No artist owned 2011 quite like Adele, and she’s poised to sweep the major awards at the Grammys next weekend (8 p.m. EST Feb. 12 on

Tuesday, January 31 2012

Adele will perform at the Grammys

LOS ANGELES — Sidelined since early October to deal with vocal cord trauma, British singer Adele will return to performing shape at the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards.

Wednesday, November 30 2011

West gets 7 nominations, but Adele gets Grammy spotlight

LOS ANGELES — Rapper Kanye West scored a leading seven nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, but ceded the brightest spotlight of music industry esteem

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