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  1. Taylor Swift’s Bold New Minimalist Direction on ‘Trac...

    Emily Yoshida

    "Track 3," the subversively titled fourth song to be released from Taylor Swift's upcoming album, 1989, is as clear a statement as any we've gotten during this rollout cycle that Swift's Nashville days are over. &qu...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  2. We Went There: Achieving Peak Los Angeles at Lana Del Rey’s...

    Emily Yoshida

    What could compare to Lana Del Rey performing at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery? Seeing Lana Del Rey at Hollywood Forever is like eating a folded slice of pizza on top of the Empire State Building. It's like arriving at a TED Talk on a Segway. S...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  3. Joke About Hatsune Miku's Imminent Takeover While You Still ...

    Emily Yoshida

    You've got to hand it to David Letterman's bookers. Their taste tends to be both up-to-the-minute and pretty good; equal parts mainstream, Pitchfork and Random Shit on the Internet. More importantly, they don't seem to give a second th...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  4. Q&A: Caribou's Dan Snaith on ‘Our Love’ and ...

    Emily Yoshida

    There's a point on "Mars," the eighth and most sprawling track on the new Caribou album Our Love (out tomorrow on Merge), that offers a sonic snapshot of where Dan Snaith is now, six albums and one side project after his firs...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  5. Five Thoughts on Julian Casablancas's New 11-Minute Experime...

    Emily Yoshida

    1. I've listened to and loved a lot of weird music in my life, but whenever something is billed as an "experimental track," for some reason I always assume it's going to sound like "Revolution 9," which usually me...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  6. Taylor Swift Joins ‘The Voice’ in Her Ongoing Mission...

    Emily Yoshida

    Because there was a serious risk that there might be a few minutes between now and October 27 during which "Shake It Off" was not stuck in your head, Taylor Swift has signed on to join the upcoming season of NBC's The Voice. She'l...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  7. Noted Electronic Fartist Aphex Twin Releases 'Syro' Alb...

    Emily Yoshida

    Earlier this week, the Aphex Twin logo started showing up around London, New York, and Los Angeles, starting speculation that influential '90s electronic music artist Richard D. James would be releasing a new album for the first time in 13 ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  8. Haim, A$AP Ferg, and a Whole Bunch of Celebrity Guests Have a Few...

    Emily Yoshida

    The sistren Haim takes the A$AP Ferg-assisted remix of its cheating scandal sulk "My Song 5" to its logical home: a Jerry Springer-esque talk show! And in addition to Ferg, there are also more celebrity cameos th...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  9. The Year the Song of the Summer Became Self-Aware

    Emily Yoshida

    It's only August, but Song of the Summer season may as well be over. The period of speculation and pop analysis that consumes culture publications (such as this one) from roughly April to July has more or less crowned its winners - those w...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  10. Overplayed Song of the Week: Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg, 'W...

    Emily Yoshida

    Weeks on Chart: 10 Peak: No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 (June 28, 2014) Current Radio Play Frequency: No. 28 on Power 106's playlist YouTube Hit Count: 109,582,427 at time of publication [...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  11. Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne Are Totally High on the Drugs, You Gu...

    Emily Yoshida

    This weekend, in honor of our nation's independence and this being a free country where I can do whatever I want, I unfollowed Miley Cyrus on Instagram. Don't ask me how I've held on for so long, or why - if you've followed ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  12. Battle of the Summer Jams: Nico & Vinz, 'Am I Wrong'...

    Emily Yoshida

    Background: Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery are a Norwegian duo based out of Oslo who, until being signed to Warner Bros. this year, went by the name of "Envy" (N? V? Get it? Great). Vinz has the Akon-esque vocals in the first verse, Nico&#039...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  13. Overplayed Song of the Week: Calvin Harris, ‘Summer’

    Emily Yoshida

    Weeks on Chart: 13 Peak: No. 9 on Billboard's Hot 100 (currently) Current Radio Play Frequency: No. 3 on KIIS FM's playlist YouTube Hit Count: 75,152,486 at time of publication [Lyric...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  14. Overplayed Song of the Week: Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, ‘F...

    Emily Yoshida

    Welcome to the Overplayed Song of the Week, in which we take songs we've heard too many times on the radio and generally overthink them. Weeks on Chart: 11 Peak: No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 (this we...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  15. People Sure Do Want Michael Jackson to Be Alive Again

    Emily Yoshida

    Last night, in the middle of a man-made desert oasis characterized by its gargantuan Greek forums, scaled-down replicas of metropolises and a light-beam-emitting pyramid, hundreds of hours of engineering and creative manpow...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  16. Power Ranking: The Track List for Lana Del Rey's 'Ultra...

    Emily Yoshida

    Preamble: I love Lana Del Rey. And I love every track title on her upcoming sophomore album, Ultraviolence, which just got a release date of June 16. How much do I love them? (Actual track listing, "in order," at the bottom.) 14. &qu...

    Blog | May 14, 2014