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…


Celine Dion Flying On My Own

'Flying On My Own': Celine Dion's Heart Goes Onto the Dance Floor

Celine Dion, coming to an EDM festival near you. Of all the directions Céline Marie Claudette Dion could have opted to go musically in 2019, dance-pop probably wouldn't have been the most obvious choice. "Flying On My Own" is the first taste of the iconic Canadian chanteuse's upcoming album Courage…


Agnes Limelight I Trance

'I Trance': Swedish Dance-Pop Diva Agnes Returns to the Discotheque

Agnes Carlsson, singularly known as the Agnes, is back. The "Release Me" Swedish dance-pop legend and Idol 2005 winner last left us with her incredible collection Veritas, originally released in 2012 in Sweden (one of the best pop albums released that year), which was later released in other…


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…


ionnalee iamamiwhoami some body

'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…


Madonna Maluma Press Shot Medellin Medellín

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…


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

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˙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 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…