Utada Hikaru Bad Mode Profile

Everything We Know About Hikaru Utada's 8th Studio Album, 'BAD MODE'

Today is December 9. (Well, in Japan it already is, and that's all that matters.) It is a chilly but gorgeous day, and also a time to celebrate: it's the 23rd anniversary of Hikaru Utada's debut with “Automatic/time will tell." And to honor the as-of-yet undeclared federal holiday (what is…


Utada Hikaru One Last Kiss

Hikaru Utada Gives 'Evangelion' One Last Kiss

"I love you more than you'll ever know..." If there's anyone who knows how to soundtrack a series, it's Hikaru Utada. Aside from casually reigning as one of the top-selling Japanese artists of all time and laying the groundwork as one of the first major crossover acts in America, Hikaru's also…


Robyn Jonsi Salt Licorice

"Salt Licorice": Robyn & Jonsi's Punchy Pop Ode to Scandinavian Pain

"Why can't you just be okay? / You’re such an ice breaker, åh nej..." Mother Robyn, Queen of Swedish Pop™, is getting weird(er), thanks to Jónsi. For those unfamiliar, Sigur Rós is an incredible Icelandic ambient, ethereal, progressive rock troupe, responsible for one of the most formative…


'Pop 2': Charli XCX Auto-Tunes Out the Demons & Proves Herself to Be the Ultimate Curator of Cool (Review)

"Go fuck your prototype / I’m an upgrade of your stereotype." Look: Sophia isn't the only Femmebot poised to take over the world. After leading us into 2017 with her Number 1 Angel mixtape back in March, a collection of thumping, PC Music-produced future-bops that still holds up as one of the…