Madonna Madame X

'Madame X': Madonna Gets Lost in the World, But Isn't Lost

If we took a holiday, took some time to celebrate – just one day out of life, even - it would be so nice. Right? Well then, let’s do it. Yes, I’m dead serious. You still got your passport? Good. I’ve got a friend of a friend who lives in Portugal we can stay with. Actually, she might be in Brazil…


Sabrina Carpenter In My Bed Singular Act II

'In My Bed': Sabrina Carpenter Remains Today's Most Reliable Post-Disney Pop Princess

There are few objective truths in this world: death, taxes, and the pop supremacy of post-Disney princesses. Of all the new girls on the scene, Sabrina Carpenter remains one of my favorites - and it all comes down, obviously, to the music. Consistently, she's supplied nothing but quality since…


Miley Cyrus She Is Coming

'She Is Coming': The Reintroduction of Miley Cyrus Begins (Review)

What's a girl like Miley Cyrus to do in 2019? She's already conquered tween-pop, followed by the requisite Disney princess-gone-bad rebellion era. She dove in head - err, sorry - tongue-first to #SomethingMoreUrban territory, twerking her way around hip-hop beats and cultural appropriation…


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'Some Body': ionnalee Trips the Light Fantastic

ionnalee, otherwise known as Jonna Lee of iamamiwhoami, otherwise known as the experimental Swedish audiovisual project that everyone briefly thought was Christina Aguilera's Bionic campaign at first nearly one decade ago, is bringing the beats. "Some Body" is the second single off of her…


Aly & AJ Don't Go Changing

'Don't Go Changing': Aly & AJ Keep Making Excellent Pop Music Against the Odds

It's a bit of a miracle that Aly & AJ are still doing what they're doing. Once a Disney-powered Hollywood Records mainstream teen-pop project - "Potential Breakup Song" forever, obviously - the girls eventually disbanded and rebranded as 78violet, then un-branded, and returned as themselves, only…


Taylor Swift Brendon Urie Me

'ME!': The Bree-Hee-Heezy, G-Rated Return of Taylor Swift (With Brendon Urie)

Taylor Swift's back. You probably already knew that because, in true Taylor Swift fashion, she made sure you knew it with a seemingly endless scavenger hunt of sparkly, pastel-hued clues across her Instagram - and even sprinkled hints in her own speeches and editorial features over the past few…


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Madonna & Maluma Turn Back Time With a Trip to 'Medellín'

Pack your bags, bitch: we’re taking a trip to Colombia with Madgeluma. Madonna - sorry, Madame X - and Maluma, (one of) my Colombian husband(s), are knocking at our door, tickets (and champagne) in hand, ready to head to the airport for a lush, sultry escape to “Medellín.” And, oh, how much I…


Dido Still On My Mind

'Still On My Mind': Dido Makes a Warm, Welcome Return (Album Review)

Six years after the release of her last studio album, 2013's Girl Who Got Away, Dido - Ms. Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, if you're nasty - didn't really need to come back. She's sold over 40 million albums worldwide, and is responsible for co-inventing the concept of a "stan"…


Hikaru Utada Face My Fears

'Face My Fears': Hikaru Utada & Skrillex Lead Us Into the Future (Bass)

It's been 84 years (actually, though - way longer than the #10YearChallenge, at least), but Hikaru Utada - the artist formerly known as Utada Hikaru, and briefly just Utada - is finally fulfilling her fate. Or, well...her contractual obligation to provide a theme song for the third installment of…


Robyn

'Honey': The Sad, Sweet Resilience of Robyn (Album Review)

"It’s not about getting to the end, but enjoying where you are in the moment." Call your girlfriend, and tell her the old Robyn can't come to the phone right now. Or...ever again. Nearly a decade after her last studio album, the culmination of three mini-albums packed full of floor-filling…


Lady Gaga A Star Is Born

An 'A Star Is Born' Soundtrack Guide for Fellow Basic Gays

So, you saw A Star Is Born starring Stefani Joanne Angelina I'm An Italian Girl From New York Germanotta and Bradley There Can Be 100 People In The Room and 99 Don't Believe In You, You Just Need One to Believe In You Cooper, and you really liked it like I did. Or, maybe you didn't even like it,…


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Marina Makes a Welcome Return to the Mess That's America

It's been 84 years, or at least a small handful, since Marina Diamandis - heretofore known as Marina & The Diamonds, henceforward simply Marina - graced a U.S. stage. If memory serves correctly (or, well, Billboard telling me so), the last time she performed stateside was during the final few shows…