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Slum Village Boldly Take Hip-Hop to the Disco

Slum Village Boldly Take Hip-Hop to the Disco

Nearly a decade since their last album, T3 and Young RJ continue Slum Village’s legacy as a duo, bringing the group’s sound into a mature yet danceable space.

‘Voulez Vous’: ABBA’s Poptimist Manifesto at 45

‘Voulez Vous’: ABBA’s Poptimist Manifesto at 45

On Voulez Vous, ABBA went disco and created a turbo-charged version of their music. The raucous choruses of Voulez Vouz preview a decade of pop.

Cymande Are Possibly the Most Sampled British Musical Artists of All Time

Cymande Are Possibly the Most Sampled British Musical Artists of All Time

Cymande were foundational in the creation of hip-hop, disco, house, drum and bass, and rare groove, passed through generations like so much underground music.

The Enduring Mystery of the Jaynetts’ “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses”

The Enduring Mystery of the Jaynetts’ “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses”

The Jaynett’s ’60s pop single “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses” is equal parts all surface and inscrutable depth, which is why a range of artists cover it to this day.

NYC’s Underground Scene: ‘This Must Be the Place’

NYC’s Underground Scene: ‘This Must Be the Place’

Music may be the glue of every NYC underground scene This Must Be the Place covers, but Jesse Rifkin’s primary interest is in the community held together by that glue.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Reclusive Stadium Pop on ‘The Loveliest Time’

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Reclusive Stadium Pop on ‘The Loveliest Time’

Carly Rae Jepsen’s The Loveliest Time expands her B-Sides offerings by creating a compilation that distinguishes itself from its predecessor.

Ralph Gives Canadian Queer Pop a New Name with ‘222’

Ralph Gives Canadian Queer Pop a New Name with ‘222’

Eschewing male producers who didn’t necessarily see her creative vision in the past, Ralph also came out as a member of the LGBTQ community this year.

Celebrating Sylvester’s Greatest Hits for Pride 2023

Celebrating Sylvester’s Greatest Hits for Pride 2023

Sylvester’s voice – an otherworldly sonic boom of a voice that climbed to dizzying heights – was a significant force in queer pop culture in the 1970s.

Jessie Ware’s ‘That! Feels Good!’ Is Horny and Accomplished

Jessie Ware’s ‘That! Feels Good!’ Is Horny and Accomplished

Jessie Ware has continued her disco success with That! Feels Good!, which is somehow even more potent than its predecessor.

How Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ Documented Her Harrowing Present While Predicting Pop’s Future

How Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ Documented Her Harrowing Present While Predicting Pop’s Future

Britney Spears’ Blackout feels fresher than ever 15 years on. It captured the darkness of her personal life and cemented new dance music in the pop lexicon.

Blondie’s Career Given Epic Tribute in ‘Against the Odds 1974-1982’

Blondie’s Career Given Epic Tribute in ‘Against the Odds 1974-1982’

No group combined the rebellious, enterprising ambition of the punk movement with the grand and performative nature of major pop superstardom like Blondie did.

Beyoncé’s Dance Pop ‘Renaissance’ Marks a New Era of Empowerment and Accessibility

Beyoncé’s Dance Pop ‘Renaissance’ Marks a New Era of Empowerment and Accessibility

Beyoncé’s Renaissance repackages traditional marketing and 1990s-inspired dance music, creating the ultimate combination of streaming sensibilities and feel-good anthems.