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'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…


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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…


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'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…


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'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…


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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…


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'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…


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'God Save Our Young Blood': BØRNS & Lana Del Rey Lead Us Into the New Year With a Prayer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUiE_0GPqKE&feature=youtu.be If anyone ought to lovingly lead us into 2018, it might as well be the Queen of Coney Island and Casual Witchcraft herself. Miss Lana Del Rey's hopped on a BØRNS song called "God Save Our Young Blood," the opening track off of the…


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'Lip & Hip': HyunA Delivers the Horny, Porny & Polarizing Pop Anthem We Deserve

In a world full of cutesy schoolgirl concepts and aegyo-filled choreography, Queen HyunA is a breath of sleazy, sex-starved air. Barring a handful of exceptions, K-Pop exists within a fairly conservative bubble, rarely pushing the envelope in terms of sexuality. HyunA, however, flicks a middle…


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'Dancing With a Broken Heart': STEPS Tap Delta Goodrem for Their Second Solid Pop Comeback of the Year

STEPS had no business storming back into pop culture in the year 2017 with their almighty, pop-saving comeback single "Scared of the Dark" back in March, nor their shimmering April LP Tears on the Dancefloor and the album's two follow-up tracks, the Benny & Björn-penned "Story of a Heart" and "Neon…