Articles tagged: Pop


Chappell Roan’s The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess is glamorous queer pop bliss

On The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess, Chappell Roan is liberated in every sense of the word: unapologetically queer, flirtatious, and joyful.


Olivia Rodrigo unleashes her bloody female rage

On GUTS, the 20-year-old pop superstar bares the ugliest, messiest parts of herself in a staggeringly sophisticated work of pop-punk perfection.


Twisted Pine branches beyond its bluegrass roots

Equal parts folk, pop, jazz, and funk, Twisted Pine prides itself on its ability to turn crowds into communities.


Reneé Rapp’s Snow Angel will melt your icy heart

Snow Angel is the perfect companion to keep you warm through the cold months ahead.


With Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), Taylor Swift says “Long Live” to an iconic album

Speak Now (Taylor's Version) represents the pinnacle of Swift’s preoccupation with using her music to connect with fans and control her own narrative.


Lil Yachty’s Let’s Start Here. courageously ventures into uncharted waters

Let’s Start Here. is a groundbreaking and delightfully experimental soundscape that draws upon pop and psychedelic rock.


Meghan Trainor’s Takin’ It Back is a little bit of a trainwreck

As could be inferred by its not-so-subtle title, Takin’ it Back tries to take us back to Trainor’s glory days.

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Pabllo Vittar and Rina Sawayama’s “Follow Me” is an exercise in excess

In her collaboration with Rina Sawayama, Vittar crafts a club banger with plenty of heart.


QUIZ: Dress Pop Culture Icon Carly Rae Jepsen and I’ll Tell You What Carly Rae Jepsen Song to Listen To

Since 2011’s “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen has proved time and time again she isn’t like the other girls. We have seen the evidence in all her artistic endeavors,... Read more

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John Lennon to Left Shark: A History of Pop Music

Millions of people across the country watch the Super Bowl halftime show every year, and Katy Perry’s recent one was no exception. However, once you got past the robot lion,... Read more

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Critical Voices: Jason Derulo, Talk Dirty

Following the artist’s declining presence in the US since his initial splash on to the top charts in 2010, Talk Dirty is Jason Derulo’s shameless attempt to emulate the “Top... Read more

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Critical Voices: Ingrid Michaelson, Lights Out

  In some ways, Ingrid Michaelson is like Nutella: sweet, addicting, and great in endless creative combinations. This has certainly proven to be the case in her latest release, Lights... Read more