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A Pop Icon Made History With Her Million-Selling Album This Week - And No, This Isn't About Taylor Swift

Sorry to Taylor Swift - there are plenty of shaking-and-crying reputation reviews out there anyway, and she's Instagrammed each one of them - but there's a legend in our midst with an album out who deserves the headline real estate just as much, if not more: her name is Namie Amuro. Namie is one of…


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Marina Diamandis Is Having an Identity Crisis and So Am I

Excuse the dramatic headline. I had no other choice. Last month, Marina Diamandis - you and I know her best in our music libraries as Marina and the Diamonds - launched a site called marinabook. It's a Tumblr, with the old school emo spirit of a LiveJournal. (And let me tell you, I know a thing or…


Girls' Generation Pussycat Dolls

A Death, a Resurrection: the Demise of Girls' Generation and the Return of The Pussycat Dolls

As anyone who's ever committed their time, love, attention and, most of all, money to a girl group should know by now, the relationship is a fleeting one: be it the result of inflated egos, contract disputes or diminishing chart returns, most girl groups suffer from turbulence...or just a sudden,…


Evanescence Synthesis

Evanescence's New Album 'Synthesis' Is a Beautiful Memory of My Awkward Emo Past

https://twitter.com/skrillex/status/53331479186513920?lang=en Whilst marinating in my own darkness brought on by the overbearing feelings of helplessness and hopelessness that come with the not-at-all easy task of simply existing in the year of 2017, I've been playing on the keyboard again. A piano…


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'The Con X: Covers': Tegan & Sara Enlist Cyndi Lauper, Grimes, CHVRCHES & More to Reinterpret Their Record, 10 Years Later

Tegan & Sara, everyone's favorite Canadian identical twin lesbian singer-songwriters, are doing something special to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their 2007 record, The Con. As opposed to a reissue with some bonus tracks and rough takes tacked on (they've already done the demos thing once,…


Janet Jackson State of the World Tour 2017

Must Listen: 'Janet, Jam & Lewis: Deconstructing 30 Years of Music'

Janet — Miss Jackson, if you're nasty — is, deservedly, back on top of pop culture yet again in 2017. Following the kick-off of her State of the World Tour earlier this month, a continuation of her postponed Unbreakable World Tour with a socially conscious rebranding for Trump's America and a set…


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She Was Never Being Boring: Tove Lo Puts a Tender Touch on a Pet Shop Boys Classic

I only find myself identifying more with the music of the Pet Shop Boys over time, and these amazing reissues of all their records released over the past few months only make it overwhelmingly obvious that I've merely scratched the surface of analyzing their colossal output. (Luckily, the…


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This Powerful Rihanna Quote Will Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Rihanna, one of the Greatest Pop Stars of Our Time, did an interview for the October issue of Elle UK — mainly to promote her new soon-to-be-beauty industry-destroying brand Fenty Beauty, but also just to check in and rih-mind us why she's the actual best. The Navy Commander and Illuminati High…


Lana Del Rey Get Free

"Get Free": Lana Del Rey's 'Choose Life' Anthem for Those Who Might Need It Most

"I do / I want to move out of the black into the blue." Lana Del Rey is perhaps not always the best artist to listen to when you're feeling unbearably sad. A bulk of her catalog epitomizes the feeling of depression, and that captivating voice of hers might just pull you down even deeper into a rut.…


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Keep the "Fighting Spirit": The Empowering Gem Hidden in Madonna's 'Confessions'

They say that if you're going through hell, keep going — and pick up a copy of Confessions on a Dance Floor on your way. Madonna, Queen of Pop™, is considered an inspiration for myriad reasons, be it her lifelong commitment to using her platform to speak on social injustice, or simply her expert…


BLACKPINK

As If They're Our Last: BLACKPINK Are Still K-Pop's Great Hope

BLACKPINK's back in our areaaa — and not a moment too soon. To be fair, there must have been an immense amount of pressure on the girls to make their comeback this week. (Err...beyond the already too intense, exhaustion-inducing expectations put upon Korean pop acts as it is, of course.) Seven…


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Brazil Comes to Us: Anitta and Her Bunda Are Taking Over the World

Brazil asks us to come. They ask us to #RTForBrazil. But what happens when Brazil gets tired of fucking waitin' for us to book the flight and makes their way stateside instead? Despite their homeland's fervent fandom (if you don't have a devoted Brazilian fan account on Twitter, you're not a pop…