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Drake’s ‘Views’: Track-By-Track Album Review

Our first-listen breakdown of Drake’s epic new album.

Patrick Bowman | May 2, 2016 - 9:35 am

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘untitled unmastered’: Album Review

Kendrick’s on the type of streak that even results in essential demos.

Patrick Bowman | March 8, 2016 - 9:19 am

Kanye West’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’: Album Review

Kanye’s transitional seventh album is triumphant & troubling.

Patrick Bowman | February 16, 2016 - 9:36 am

The State Of The MC In 2015: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Future

Future, Fetty Wap, Drake, Young Thug and the sing-rap hegemony.

Patrick Bowman | December 17, 2015 - 10:00 am

Adele’s ’25′: Album Review

Adele explores happiness and regret on new album ’25’.

Patrick Bowman | November 20, 2015 - 9:38 am

One Direction’s ‘Made In The A.M.’: Album Review

See how 1D’s first post-Zayn LP stacks up.

Patrick Bowman | November 17, 2015 - 10:04 am

Fetty Wap’s ‘Fetty Wap’: Album Review

Fetty Wap proves he’s no fluke on his self-titled debut.

Patrick Bowman | September 25, 2015 - 6:00 am

Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘E·MO·TION’: Album Review

Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album is a pop geek’s dream.

Patrick Bowman | August 21, 2015 - 5:50 am

Jamie, Giorgio, Diplo & HudMo: How To Know Which Big Summer Dance Album Is For You

Your consumer guide to this summer’s big producer rave-ups.

Patrick Bowman | July 3, 2015 - 7:01 am

Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Pageant Material’: Album Review

The country star lives up to the high expectations.

Patrick Bowman | June 23, 2015 - 5:31 am

Major Lazer’s ‘Peace Is The Mission’: Album Review

See what we think of the latest release from Diplo’s dancehall crew.

Patrick Bowman | June 1, 2015 - 6:00 am

Eminem’s ‘The Slim Shady LP’ Turns 15: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

Looking around today’s popular music landscape for a corollary to the kind of once-in-a-generation controversial shitstorm Eminem whipped up with his 1999 breakthrough record The Slim

Patrick Bowman | February 24, 2014 - 5:29 am

Kanye West’s ‘The College Dropout’ Turns 10: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

“I’m the funny version of Dead Prez.” That’s Kanye West giving an amazingly succinct and accurate summary of his career during an interview. Without a timestamp…

Patrick Bowman | February 10, 2014 - 5:05 am

Carly Rae Jepsen Heads To Broadway To Star In ‘Cinderella’

We know, we know. Carly Rae Jepsen’s ascension from a British Columbian John Denver enthusiast to Canadian Idol second runner-up, to 2012-pop-song-of-the-year-title-holder was the stuff of…ugh…fairy tales. So, thanks to some Broadway casting director who will be smugly patting his own back for the next couple of years, it only makes sense that Jepsen will take over Tony Award nominee…

Patrick Bowman | December 30, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Ariana Grande Charm Shines Through In ‘Cosmo’ Cover Story

Everyone’s favorite paranormally plagued pop starlet Ariana Grande graces the cover of the February issue of Cosmopolitan and gives her fans some candid quotes on what it’s like to be the 20-year-old, Mariah Carey-worshipping former Nickelodeon star. She dished on everything from dealing with haters on Twitter (“They’re evil as hell!”) to her ideal Friday night (PJs and…

Patrick Bowman | December 30, 2013 - 11:32 am

Beyonce Gets Real About Her Sexuality In ‘Self-Titled’ Doc Clip: Watch

If there was anything that even approached the excitement and surprise of Beyonce’s late night drop of her self-titled fifth studio album, it was that she was going to accompany Beyonce with 17 — count em’, 17! — videos for 14 songs that would encompass what she called “The Visual Album.” In addition to that, Bey’s also been slowly releasing…

Patrick Bowman | December 30, 2013 - 9:21 am

Taylor Swift Tops Most Charitable Celebrities List For Second Year In a Row

Taylor Swift, St. Thomas Aquinas’ human ideal of magnanimity, has topped’s Top 20 Celebrities Gone Good of 2013 list for the second year in a row. According to the site, Swift “donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony, which has faced extreme financial difficulties this year. She also headlined an event benefiting Centrepoint, an org[anization]…

Patrick Bowman | December 30, 2013 - 8:05 am

Drake Drops Opulent Victory Lap “Trophies”: Listen

After Drake’s decidedly accomplished and eventful 2013, can you really blame him for resting on his laurels a bit? With that in mind, Aubrey decided to unveil his new Hit-Boy/Hagler/Noah “40” Shebib-produced track “Trophies” to presumably celebrate the past year that was, in retrospect, pretty good to him.

Granted, the song was first teased…

Patrick Bowman | December 30, 2013 - 7:12 am

Lea Michele Drops Second Single “Battlefield”: Listen

It’s pretty easy to get excited about the fact that Lea Michele’s debut album Louder is set to arrive March 14. And after being treated to her first single “Cannonball” a few weeks ago, Michele returns with a second glimpse of Louder in the form of the power ballad “Battlefield.” If Michele’s work on Glee was any indication, this is the kind of song that…

Patrick Bowman | December 27, 2013 - 12:42 pm

Selena Gomez Reportedly Suffering From Lupus

Selena Gomez canceled the Australian leg of her Stars Dance world tour two weeks ago in order to, according to a statement she released, “spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.” But Pop Dust reports the possibility that the move is a consequence of Sel’s struggle with lupus, an…

Patrick Bowman | December 27, 2013 - 11:27 am

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