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,…


Marina Neon Gold X Emotional Machine

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…


Cher Dancing Queen Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA

'Dancing Queen': Cher Does ABBA Cheraoke and Everybody Wins (Review)

Cher didn't need to do anything. A well-documented non-fan of her own work (and certainly not too keen on Madonna, either), the 72-year-old living legend could have easily kicked off her fourteen millionth farewell tour next year with just ("just") her twenty-five studio album discography and an…


Utada Hikaru Hatsukoi

'Hatsukoi': Utada Hikaru Comes Full Circle (Album Review)

"Everything will, without exception, surely, without a doubt, eventually end. Just as it will always be." Utada Hikaru is beginning anew. Again. Two years after Fantome, a heartbroken-but-hopeful return after a nearly decade-long break between studio albums, the tragic death of her mother and the…


Lykke Li So Sad So Sexy

'so sad so sexy': Lykke Li's Night Drive Through Depression & Dope Beats (Album Review)

Lykke Li's had a bad year. Or two. Maybe more. “I’ve been through some shit," she told The Guardian, succinctly. Specifically, she's been dealing with the exhausting emotional contradiction of a birth, a death and a relationship on the rocks at almost the same time. “I don’t know if many people…


Christina Aguilera Accelerate

'Accelerate': Christina Aguilera Brings Us Up to Speed (Single Review)

The year is 2018, and Christina Aguilera - Legendtina, as she's sometimes known 'round these parts - is in a weird space. The kids don't really know who she is, and who she is now is not the same person the public remembers her to be. As a result, "Accelerate" probably isn't what anyone…


Ariana Grande No Tears Left To Cry 2018

ʎɹɔ oʇ ʇɟǝl sɹɐǝʇ ou sɐɥ ǝpuɐɹƃ ɐuɐᴉɹɐ

˙ʞɔɐq sᴉ ǝpuɐɹƃ ɐuɐᴉɹɐ Okay, flip back around. (That's what he said.) Ari's back - and right now, she's in a state of mind she wants to be in, like, all of the time. "No Tears Left To Cry" was probably the most anticipated pop single of 2018 thus far, so Gay Twitter™'s expectations were already…


Kylie Minogue Golden 2018

'Golden': Kylie Minogue's Nashville-Inspired Ode to Heartbreak, Death & Dancing (Album Review)

I wanna find love, Make a great escape, get lost, Get away from everyone who tells me it's too late. The name Kylie Minogue - or Kylie, just Kylie, as she's still the only Kylie, thank you very much - conjures visions of disco balls, stilettos and oiled-up muscle men. And until recently, the only…


BoA One Shot Two Shot SM Entertainment

'One Shot, Two Shot': BoA Still Hits the Mark, Nearly Twenty Years Into Her Career

The cold, hard truth is that the music industry in South Korea isn't what it once was when BoA first debuted in 2000. Despite being hailed as the Queen of K-Pop™ for nearly two decades, the now 31-year-old superstar is vying for attention in a crowded arena that consists primarily of girl groups…


Kylie Minogue Dancing

Kylie Minogue's 'Dancing' Is a Twangy Midlife Ode to Mortality

"When the final curtain falls, we could say we did it all." No, it's no "Can't Get You Out Of My Head." Nor is it an "All The Lovers." Nor a "Spinning Around." And yes, it's got a twang that aligns with the country-leaning, Red State America-appealing trend that's plagued at least several major pop…


Rita Ora Liam Payne For You Fifty Shades Freed

'For You': Rita Ora Whips Up 'Fifty Shades' of Solid Pop With Liam Payne

Her name is Rita. She'll be your mistress tonight. It's become clear that Miss Ora is boldly carrying forward the torch of pop into the New Year, from "Your Song" to "Lonely Together" to, of course, "Anywhere," the distant second cousin to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me." (And let us never…