Top 100 Songs of 2020

The Top 100 Songs of 2020

CLICK HERE FOR APPLE MUSIC Nothing like waiting until the very last moment in time, right? (Well, very last moment of 2020, anyway.) The year was bad. The music was good. And now, with just mere minutes to go until we cautiously make our way into 2021, I present the top 100 songs of 2020. These…


The Weeknd Rosalia

The Weeknd Adds a Little Rosalía to "Blinding Lights," As a Treat

Recording Academy who? The Weeknd might have curiously gone without a single nomination at the 2021 Grammys (despite having the longest Top 10 run in Billboard Hot 100 chart history or whatever), but that's certainly not stopping him from celebrating his commercial and critical success. And who…


Ariana Grande Positions Album

'Positions': Ariana Grande Is Horny on Main (Album Review)

"You might need a seatbelt when I ride it..." Ariʸᵘʰna Grande is in the mood. As arguably the reigning pop "It" girl of the moment, the "Break Free" singer is plenty confident in her skills, even if she doesn't always necessarily seem to feel comfortable with the idea of holding that position on…


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Ariana Grande Is Counting Down to Her "Positions"

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Oct 17, 2020 at 9:40am PDT Back in October of 2007, a wise woman declared: "You got me in a crazy position...if you're on a mission, you got my permission." Ariʸᵘʰna Grande is…


5 Picks for Record Store Day 2020: August 29 Edition

It's the most wonderful time(s) of the year: Record Store Day. The annual celebration of all things 7", 12" and beyond - we're talking about vinyl here, get your heads out of the gutter - is a celebration of independent record stores, and the increasingly rare experience of holding a music product…


#SWLTOM: Kacey Musgraves, Hayley Kiyoko, Olivia Hye & More

Welcome to #StillWorthListeningToOnMonday, a round-up of the week’s best releases and #NewMusicFriday standouts you’ll still care about after the weekend ends. Don’t waste your valuable stream worth a fraction of a cent. Like Aquaria and Miz Cracker, Jesus Christ and I have been relentlessly…


"Elastic Heart (feat. The Weeknd & Diplo)": Sia Soldiers On With Almighty 'Hunger Games' Anthem

Oh, I've been so excited for this song to see the light of day. Queen Sia's been quite busy over the past few years, churning out pop masterpieces for the likes of everyone from Rihanna ("Diamonds") to Beyoncé ("Standing On The Sun") to Celine Dion ("Loved Me Back To Life") to our very own pop…


The Weeknd Belong to the World Music Video

The Weeknd, "Belong To The World": A Dark Visual And Aural Triumph

Like most of The Weeknd's back catalog, his latest single "Belong To The World" — the next song off of his upcoming album Kiss Land — revolves around some familiar lyrical themes: Women, money and varying levels of world-weariness, loneliness and lust. But "Belong To The World" strives to be even…


Phlo Finister Makes Spook-R&B Debut on 'Poster Girl' EP

Meet Phlo Finister. The California-bred, Youthquaker-inspired (that's a 1960's cultural moment, FYI) songstress has been floating (read: phloating) around for a while now: In fact, she's been slowly generating buzz and releasing music over the past few years, even briefly retiring from music at…


The Weeknd's Latest Late Night Masterpiece, "Kiss Land"

We need to talk about The Weeknd. Despite the fact that I've been using the 23-year-old Canadian R&B producer/singer-songwriter's signature sound to describe the output of several pop stars over the past year, I've somehow failed to acknowledge his own sublime catalog on MuuMuse. So, let's fix…


MuuMuse Presents: The Top 20 Albums of 2012

Earlier this week, I posted my favorite singles from 2012. And now, it's time for the albums. Unlike last year, 2012 was not a very strong year for mainstream pop acts--at all. Most of the releases from pop's biggest players, including P!nk, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha…


Tinashe Unleashes Brilliant Mixtape: 'In Case We Die'

One of MuuMuse's favorite up-and-coming acts, Tinashe, has done a lot of growing up these days. After separating from short-lived girl group The Stunners in 2010 and releasing "Artificial People," her collaboration with OFM back in September of 2011, the blossoming 19-year-old singer-songwriter…