Superstar K-Pop Boy Band BTS Launch Their American Invasion

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The best way to judge a boy band’s potency is the intensity of the screaming throng that accompanies its every move. That was true in the 1960s, when the mop-top-era Beatles incited widespread hysteria, and it was true again at the turn of the millennium, when Backstreet Boys and NSYNC became the faces of a … More »

This 2011 Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, & Kid Rock Comedy Video Is Really Something

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Way back in 2011, the CMT Music Awards show opened with a gimmicky Thelma & Louise sketch featuring Taylor Swift and Shania Twain. In the video, Swift and Twain barrel down US highways in a convertible and cause mischief. They become lauded criminals and a WANTED poster of them ends up on the front page … More »

Go Your Own Way: 25 Notable Divorce Albums

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Pop music is littered with the shattered remains of relationships. As the stereotype goes: Personal strife often makes for good art. And for many artists, nothing is more of a catalyst for a great song than romantic discord or destruction. The list of classic breakup songs and albums feels endless; some artists’ whole catalogs seem … More »

Poder A La “Gente”: The Latin Pop Resurgence Is On

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“Mi Gente” is the perfect name for it, really. More »

Preview Shania Twain’s Appearance On Tonight’s Broad City

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Last week, the new season of Broad City started with a truly great flashback episode about the moment that Abbi and Ilana, the show’s heroes, met and became friends. And tonight’s episode, the second in the season, will have a guest star who’s almost as famous as Hillary Clinton, who put in a cameo (one … More »

New Music Friday: Jax Jones, Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don at the top, Icona Pop at the bottom, various songs in between

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Song of the week:
Jax Jones, Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don — ‘Instruction’
YES it comes with its own dance routine.
YES there’s a siren in it.
YES it includes the line “if you’re The Supreme then I’m Diana Ross”.

Wrong of the week:
Icona Pop — ‘Girls Girls’
So this is where they’ve ended up. Shame really.

Additional notes:

  • Yes the Lorde album’s good.
  • But is it as good as the Hey Violet album?
  • It’s nice to have Shania back in the world but ‘Life’s About To Get Good’ could do with being 70% more ridiculous.
  • Zak Abel‘s still going.
  • The vivienxo song is A JOY.

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“Despacito” Could Signify A Latin Pop Resurgence Or Just Justin Bieber’s King-Making Power

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It’s not every day a song sung primarily in Spanish goes to #1 in the US. It’s not even every decade. But “Despacito,” a collaboration between Puerto Rican stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has done it with a late-breaking assist from Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber. The Bieber-featuring “Despacito” remix, you may haveMore »