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The Best Pop Singles of 2012
16 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM

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

The 2011 Artists of the Year
28 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

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.


In Defense of Adele's Next Album, Whenever That May Come
9 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

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.


Adele: 25
19 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM

If you’re not an Adele fan, this album isn’t likely to make you a convert.

Various Artists: XL Records - Pay Close Attention
11 Sep 2014 // 8:04 PM

A concise, pure and punchy pop history lesson.


Adele - "When We Were Young" (Singles Going Steady)
18 Nov 2015 // 5:56 AM

Adele is going more Streisandy here than ever. Like Barbra, Adele favors cinematic, swelling melodies lifted by her aching phrasing.

Adele - "Hello" (Singles Going Steady)
29 Oct 2015 // 2:00 AM

The new, ubiquitous Adele single "Hello" has the Singles Going Steady crew divided and taking up sides. We knew this one would generate a lot of debate.


The Oscars and Music Still Have a Complicated Relationship
24 Feb 2013 // 10:09 PM

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

Adele’s ‘21’ sets record with 21st week at No. 1
23 Feb 2012 // 12:05 AM

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,

//Mixed media

Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

// Sound Affects

"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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