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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.
The Most Disappointing Albums of 2011
13 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM
The selections on this list aren't necessarily bad albums -- some actually happen to be among the most critically acclaimed of this year. In some cases, it's just that the albums weren't what fans were expecting, and in others, they were exactly what they were expecting.
The 2015 Grammys Get Jazz Mostly Wrong, a Little Right
18 Jan 2015 // 8:30 PM
Grammy nominations in jazz are rarely adventurous and usually confusing. Yet this year's slate is intriguing.
In Defense of Not Going Goo-goo Over Lady Gaga
22 Aug 2012 // 5:20 PM
Seven days. Two letters. And one angry animals rights group. Lady Gaga's rein at the top is possibly nearing its end.
Lady Gaga: Joanne
21 Oct 2016 // 2:25 AM
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.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek
6 Oct 2014 // 8:02 PM
Cheek to Cheek is a sound pairing between Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, though not without flaws.
Lady Gaga - "John Wayne" (Singles Going Steady)
15 Feb 2017 // 7:00 AM
The video is all saturated color, motion, and quick edits, part Death Proof, part two-fisted tribute to Wendy O. Williams, not subtle, perfectly apt, Gaga going for sensory overload above all else.
Lady Gaga's Round of "Applause" (single review)
15 Aug 2013 // 12:10 AM
As Gaga and Perry go toe-to-leopard-print-toe, it's obvious which diva comes out on top. Shame then that neither track are indicative of either artist's actual strengths ...
Pop Divas Are Making a Spectacle of Themselves
25 Mar 2013 // 11:26 PM
LOS ANGELES — Hours before Pink’s recent show at Staples Center, creative director Baz Halpin is crouched beneath the stage in the dimly lighted corridor
Indonesian police refuse permit for Lady Gaga concert
16 May 2012 // 3:25 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian police Tuesday said they had refused to issue a concert permit for U.S. pop star Lady Gaga, citing objections from conservative