MuuMuse Reasons To Live 2018

Pop Goes The Future: The Many Reasons to Live for 2018

2017 might have been a tough one for many of us, but just as a wise woman once said after filming Evita: nothing takes the past away like the future. And so, as opposed to adding to the noise of the endless lists recapping the best parts of the past twelve months or dwelling on the…


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This Powerful Rihanna Quote Will Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Rihanna, one of the Greatest Pop Stars of Our Time, did an interview for the October issue of Elle UK — mainly to promote her new soon-to-be-beauty industry-destroying brand Fenty Beauty, but also just to check in and rih-mind us why she's the actual best. The Navy Commander and Illuminati High…


The Top 100 Singles of 2016

Surprise: I didn't feel like dealing with the stress of putting my favorite 50 songs of the year in some arbitrary order as I've done for the past several years — so I put 100 songs in some arbitrary order instead. The ranking is whatever, because I think all these songs equally deserve lots of…


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The Top 20 Albums of 2016

2016 is nearly over. I think I can speak of behalf of a majority of the public when I say: thank fucking God. Music was a crucial distraction in a year so frequently dominated by sorrow, anger and faded hopes and crushed dreams. The moodiness of the songs released throughout the year suggests that…


The Top 20 Albums of 2015

Well, here we go. 2015 has been quite a year — personally, professionally and pop culturally speaking. I lived! I loved! I laughed! Actually, I mostly cried, because like a certain Canadian songbird, I have all of these E•MO•TIONs. (FORESHADOWING.) Anyway! We're knee-deep in list season now, and…


MuuTunes: July 2015

Hello! It is hot in The City. The city being New York City, of course. There are no other cities out there. Are there? None come to mind. Nope! Guess not. I guess the heat comes with the whole summer situation, but it's especially oppressive this week, isn't it? (Person reading from anywhere but…


You Don't Own Me: The Princesses Of Pop Are Done With Your Bullshit

HOT NEW 2015 TREND ALERT: Not dealing with your bullshit. Assertiveness is the name of the game in 2015. And while self-empowerment is certainly not a new theme in pop (#BuyBornThisWayOnAmazonMP3), our favorite pop princesses (and reality stars — FORESHADOWING) are all making strong statements as…


"American Oxygen": Rihanna Gets Patriotic With Her Latest Offering From 'R8'

Real talk: What the actual phuck is #R8 shaping up to be? We've watched as Snapchat's latest inductee Rihanna has slowly shifted from artsy-fartsy acoustic folk-pop songstress on "FourFiveSeconds" with Kanye West and Paul McCartney to returning to the full-on #Unapologetic strip clubz and dolla…


Rihanna Has Joined Snapchat, Is Already Smoking Blunts And Listening To Drake

NAVY ALERT: Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty is officially on Snapchat. Having successfully participated in the Great Illuminati Revolution with her Satanic blood-pledge for TIDAL, the Instagram Empress is making yet another historic move across social media — this time on Madge's favorite nude-swaping…


A Play-By-Play Of The TIDAL Live Stream: The Glorious Illuminati Revolution Begins!

Remember how all those pop stars started changing their profile photos to a lovely shade of cerulean last night in order to announce the launch of TIDAL, that new streaming service that doesn't seem to do anything different at all compared to Spotify or Beats? And then we all thoughtfully debated…


#R8Mergency: Rihanna Is Dropping A #R8 Single Called "Bitch Better Have My Money" Tomorrow

rihannaNOW.com #R8 #BBHMM #March26 A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Mar 25, 2015 at 2:56pm PDT Navy, report for duty, because THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Rihanna is doing something tomorrow. "#R8 #BBHMM #March26," the Phucks-Free Illuminati Strip Club High Priestess-Turned-Earthy Folk…


"Towards The Sun": Rihanna Gives "Princess Of China" A Sister For The 'Home' Soundtrack

Illuminati Instagram High Priestess-turned-Earthy Folk Songstress Rihanna isn't just trying our last got damn nerve with the never-ending wait for her upcoming album (code name R8): She's also done voice work for a DreamWorks animated movie called Home out in March...and she's recorded a conceptual…