Avril Lavigne’s Disappointing Return

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Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne is back, and as usual, it’s complicated. More »

Watch Maggie Rogers Cover Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

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Maggie-Rogers-on-StromboThings are working out for the Maryland-raised, NYU-educated singer and songwriter Maggie Rogers. It’s been a couple of years since the viral clip of Pharrell getting emotional after hearing Rogers’ “Alaska.” Rogers could’ve capitalized on that right away, but instead, she took her time putting together her debut album Heard It In AMore »

Backstreet’s Back, But It’s Not Alright

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Backstreet BoysIn the Backstreet Boys’ video for 1998 mega-hit “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” the group’s tour bus breaks down outside what turns out to be a haunted house. Reluctantly, they decide to stay the night, after which “Thriller”-style horror hijinks ensue. The boys in the band appear in costume as various kinds of ghoulish creatures. If you … More »

The Post-Fifth Harmony Power Rankings

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Fifth HarmonyFifth Harmony were the reigning girl group of their era. Although they never came close to the success of their closest predecessors, Destiny’s Child, the group accumulated a rabid fan base of Harmonizers and contributed some sterling songs to the mainstream pop canon, among them “BO$$,” “Sledgehammer,” “Messy,” and their one top 10 hit, the … More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »

Watch Maggie Rogers Play SNL

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Maggie Rogers was the musical guest on last night’s Jonah Hill-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. Pete Davidson fake-proposed to her in the episode promo, but she seems to have recovered from that! She performed “Light On” and “Fallingwater” from her forthcoming debut album, Heard It In A Past … More »

Watch Pete Davidson Propose To Maggie Rogers In An SNL Promo

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After their brief, highly-publicized engagement, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have called it quits. But that hasn’t stopped Saturday Night Live from milking every second of its lingering relevance! While the former couple was still hot and heavy, Davidson recounted their shared life on Weekend Update. Now that they’re through, Davidson … More »

Maggie Rogers – “Light On” Video

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Maggie-Rogers-Light-On-videoA lot of music-industry types are working very hard to ensure that the young New York-based singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers becomes a thing. Rogers’ debut album Heard It In A Past Life won’t even be out until next year, but she’s already making big moves. Next month, she will, for instance, be a musical guest on … More »

Maggie Rogers – “Light On”

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Over the summer, Maggie Rogers followed up her 2017 debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading with singles “Fallingwater,” “Give A Little,” and promised that her first proper album was on the way. Today, that album has a name and a release date. It’s called Heard It In … More »

Maggie Rogers – “Give A Little” Video

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Maggie-Rogers-Give-A-Little-videoThe bright and endearing young singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers is already a newly minted folk-pop star, but she doesn’t even have an album out yet, and she hasn’t announced plans to release one. She is, however, sharing singles for that mysterious full-length, including “Fallingwater” and the shimmery, dance-influenced “Give A Little.” Today, … More »