Katy Perry Smile

'Smile': Katy Perry Faces Her 'Flop' to Feel Fine Again

"Gotta say it's really been a while, but now I got back that smile." Katy Perry is many things. Subtle is not one of them. As a result, the heavy-handed "sad clown" imagery of her fifth studio album, Smile, out on Friday (August 28), conveys much of the story without much else needed to be said or…


Dua Lipa Club Future Nostalgia Remix Album

'Club Future Nostalgia': Dua Lipa Looks Back & Dances Forward

Club Future Nostalgia is officially open. Following a premature cover art reveal by the Queen of Pop™ herself (which in and of itself is legendary), Dua Lipa's flung open the velvet rope at the door and shuffled us into her swanky club experience on Friday (August 28), cramped wall to wall with…


BT The Lost Art of Longing

Getting Lost in BT's 'Art of Longing'

We don't often stan men 'round these parts - certainly not straight men - but BT is one of the rare good ones. The trance pioneer has paved a truly unique path in the electronic world, pushing the boundaries of the genre with his complex, imaginative compositions over the years and dabbling in all…


Kiesza Crave

Kiesza's 'Crave' Hits the '80s Dance-Pop Spot

What’s forced to hideaway always sees the light again eventually. Kiesza‘s been quietly been killing it this year, from her euphoric “All of the Feelings” to “Crave” to her latest single, “Love Me With Your Lie.” The Canadian crooner, who first…


Taylor Swift Folklore

No Fanfare, Just 'Folklore': Taylor Swift’s Nostalgic Escape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn_0zPAfyo8 "So much for summer love and saying 'us,' 'cause you weren't mine to lose..." Out of nowhere (well, The Woods), Taylor Swift emerged on Thursday (July 23) to announce the release of her eighth studio album later that night - without any fanfare, just…


Jessie Ware What's Your Pleasure

'What's Your Pleasure?': Jessie Ware Finds What Feels Good Again

"Push, press, more, less...here together, what's your pleasure?" Jessie Ware is no stranger to dance music. That's how we first met her a decade ago, crooning across skittering, mind-melting productions from acts like SBTRKT and Joker, as well as lifting off with the popular Disclosure remix of…


Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia

Dua Lipa, 'Future Nostalgia': A Dance Floor Escape in a Time of Isolation

"You wanna turn it up loud, Future Nostalgia is the name..." The world looks drastically different than how it did just over four months ago when Dua Lipa dropped "Don't Start Now," the lead track off of her sophomore studio album. It would have been impossible to predict then, while the…


Billie Eilish Everything I Wanted

Billie Eilish Got Everything She Wanted, For Better or Worse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm0MGnuRnH0 "I had a dream. I got everything I wanted. Not what you'd think. And if I'm bein' honest, it might've been a nightmare." There was a Vanity Fair video that came out last year, called "Same Interview, One Year Apart" with Billie Eilish. The concept was…


Sugababes Flowers

The Sugababes Are Back, And They've Brought Us 'Flowers'

View this post on Instagram A post shared by mutya buena (@official_mutyabuena) on Oct 17, 2019 at 4:31pm PDT Mutya Keisha Siobhan no more: the Sugababes are officially back. It's been ages - over six years, officially - since we last heard anything from…


Hustlers Movie

Yes, 'Hustlers' Really Is That Good

"It's all a strip club. You have people tossing the money and people doing the dance." As hoped, my most anticipated film of 2019, Hustlers, is great. It's so great, in fact, there's even genuine Oscar buzz around the movie following its critically-hailed Toronto International Film Festival…


Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell

'Norman Fucking Rockwell!': Lana Del Rey (Album Review)

"So this is the American dream, right now. This is where we’re at—Norman fucking Rockwell. We’re going to go to Mars, and [Donald] Trump is president, all right. Me and Jack [Antonoff], we just joke around constantly about all the random headlines we might see that week, so it’s a slight cultural…


Zara Larsson All The Time

Zara Larsson's 'All The Time' Deserves to Be a Song of Summer 2019

From the breaking of the day to the middle of the night... The Song Of The Summer™, objectively, comes down to charts, sales and streams (so, the most demanded song of the season). But the song(s) that hold the most memories and replay counts for you are every bit as valid (so, subjectively, Las…