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Psy: Chiljip Psy-da

For his first proper release since the viral success of 2012's "Gangnam Style", South Korean entertainer Psy sets out to prove he can do it again on his seventh album.

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K-pop Round Up: July 2015

Summer continues in K-pop with July releases from major artists embracing the heat, fun, and wistful nostalgia that comes along with the season.

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Lyrics and Kacey Musgraves' 'Pageant Material'

The latest installment of Pop Unmuted digs deep into pop lyrics and analyze's Kacey Musgraves' Pageant Material.

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K-Pop Round Up: June 2015 - Boy Band Battles and Girl Group Comeback Competitions

There were many strong K-pop releases in June, but two competitions -- one between major boy bands and one between three exciting girl groups -- dominated the conversation.

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The 12 Best Brian Wilson Songs

In addition to his recent album, No Pier Pressure, Brian Wilson is about to have a biopic about him released in theaters. The 12 songs below also form a vivid portrait of his life as a pop genius.

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K-Pop Roundup April 2015: Boy Band Legends and Girl Band Up-and-Comers

Comebacks from two major boy bands and exciting tracks from newer female artists highlighted the month of April for the K-pop genre.

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Driving Through a Dream with Andrew McMahon

Andrew McMahon has fronted Something Corporate, Jack's Mannequin, and now his own In the Wilderness solo project. None of it, however, beats being a brand new dad.

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Brian Wilson's 'No Pier Pressure' and Veteran Pop Artists

The latest installment of Pop Unmuted talks about pop artists who are far into their careers, starting with the latest Brian Wilson album. No Pier Pressure.

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K-Pop Roundup - March 2015: Back to the Garden of Eden

March was dominated by great K-pop tracks from female artists, rookie groups, and veterans alike.

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Max Martin and Ellie Goudling's "Love Me Like You Do"

Episode 10 of Pop Unmuted looks at legendary pop producer/songwriter Max Martin, his 30 year career, and his latest hit with Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do."

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K-Pop Roundup: February 2015 - K-Pop Chromophobia Continues

As K-pop continues to regain its even footing after its turbulent 2014, artists this month have taken to somber music and black and white videos.

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Signifiers of Korean Pop and 4Minute's "Crazy"

On Episode 9 of Pop Unmuted, we talk about the differences between Korean pop and Western pop, and the new 4Minute single "Crazy".

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K-Pop Roundup: January 2015 - Life After the 'K-Pocalypse'

After K-pop's dark and turbulent 2014, January 2015 may have marked the beginning of a new direction for the industry.

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Chart to Chart and Rihanna's "Four Five Seconds"

On Episode 8 of Pop Unmuted, we talk about the importance of charts both Billboard and the new collaboration between Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, "Four Five Seconds".

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A Song Can Be About Anything: An Interview with Dan Wilson

In 2014, former Semisonic frontman and "Someone Like You" scribe Dan Wilson released a solo album, re-released his pre-Semisonic band Trip Shakespeare's albums, and challenged his fans about the fact that a song, in fact, can be about anything.

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The 11 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs

Sufjan Stevens recently announced his first solo album in five years, Carrie & Lowell. This list of 11 of the best songs in his eclectic catalog is sure to get you back in the Sufjan mood.

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Feminism in 2014's Pop Music

On Episode 7 of Pop Unmuted, we talk about women in pop music in 2014, covering Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and some of our personal favorite moments.

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The Best K-pop of 2014

Due to current events, 2014 was largely a rough year for K-pop. Still, these 15 songs represent the best K-pop had to offer this year, both inside and outside the mainstream.

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K-Pop Roundup - November 2014

The previous month in K-pop saw veteran artists go solo, rookie groups continue their hot streak, interesting collaborations, and a ton of solid music. It wasn't the most innovative month for the industry, but a lot of great execution regardless.

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