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  1. Songs of the Week: Pop-Punk Is the New Indie Rock (or Perhaps the...

    Steven Hyden

    Pitchfork's Ian Cohen recently referred to one of my favorite albums of the very young year, the Sidekicks' Runners in the Nerved World, as "2005-core." The description hits on something I've also not...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  2. The Ballad of Blink-182: Why They Can’t (or Won’t) Br...

    Steven Hyden

    Last week it was reported that the number of Americans born between 1981 and 1997 will reach 75.3 million in 2015, unseating baby boomers as the nation's reigning demographic. Of course, as the New York Times points out, these generational...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  3. ‘Revival! The Experience’ Is a Major Motion Picture M...

    Rembert Browne

    In 2014, out of nowhere, I decided to track the rise of Christian films in the mainstream. It was certainly a landmark year for the genre, with a number of these films holding their own at the box...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  4. Lightning Round: The Rihanna–Kanye West–Paul McCartne...

    Grantland Staff

    Over the weekend, "FourFiveSeconds," a new song featuring Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, was posted on Rihanna's website and iTunes. Rumor has it that this song will be featured on both Rihanna's and West's upc...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  5. Songs of the Week: The ‘Sorry 4 the Wait 2’ Mixtape W...

    Rembert Browne and Chris Ryan

    Rembert Browne: Lil Wayne has a new mixtape out, Sorry 4 the Wait 2. This is worth noting because Wayne mixtapes are, historically, big deals. Mixtape Wayne is one of the best rappers who has ever lived. SQ1, Dedication 2 (...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  6. Jenny With the Schlock: ‘The Boy Next Door’ and the D...

    Alex Pappademas

    In the privacy of my home, with only my wife around to fact-check me, I've been known to refer to Jennifer Lopez as "multi-untalented." Obviously, this isn't fair - and not just because the ability to weather nearly 20 years...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  7. ‘Do You Like Prince Movies?’ Podcast: Oscar Nominatio...

    Wesley Morris and Alex Pappademas

    This week, Alex and Wesley rehash the Oscar nominations, discuss Sleater-Kinney's new album, and attempt to stand up for Michael Mann's Blackhat. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes and check out our&a...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  8. The Way She Was: Barbra Streisand’s March Through History

    Molly Lambert

    Barbra Streisand's new duets album, Partners, has just become her 31st album to go platinum, making her the female performer with by far the most platinum albums in RIAA history. Partners was quietly the seventh-biggest-selling album of las...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  9. That Was a Thing: 50 Cent’s Relationship Advice in ‘2...

    Shea Serrano

    Welcome to That Was a Thing. In this series, a Grantland writer goes in the way-back machine and dials up a pop-cultural moment from the past, examining it with the benefit of hindsight. 50 Cent wrote a love so...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  10. A Long Hello: Natalie Prass’s Beautiful, Time-Tested Fairy ...

    Danny Chau

    Back in February 2012, Natalie Prass stood atop a mountain she'd conquered near Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter had recently finished tracking the songs for her debut album and decided one afternoon to take it all...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  11. Portrait of the Artist As a Young Stan: Joey Bada$$ and the Anxie...

    Eric Thurm

    Joey Bada$$ has a lot going for him. He's got cosigns from some of the luminaries of hip-hop's older generation, including Talib Kweli and the Roots. His debut album, B4.DA.$$, drops Tuesday, and it features production by Statik S...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  12. A Lovely Chat With the ‘God of F-​-​k’: W...

    Steven Hyden

    Under normal circumstances, the only part of a Marilyn Manson album promotion cycle worth caring about is the promotion. In the past, even Manson seemed to understand this. He once dubbed himself the "God of Fuck"; he could&rs...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  13. Title Belt: Meghan Trainor Reaches the Top

    Molly Lambert

    Some people expressed surprise last week when it was announced that Meghan Trainor's debut album, Title, would oust Taylor Swift's 1989 from the no. 1 spot on Billboard's albums chart after nine weeks of Swiftian dominance.&n...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  14. Oscar Second Opinion: What ‘Whiplash’ Gets Wrong Abou...

    Jason Concepcion

    Oscar Second Opinion is a chance for Grantland writers to look back on some of the 2014 films that were nominated for Academy Awards with a fresh and wiser perspective. Nothing in life should end with a six-minute drum solo. I avoided...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  15. What’s Going On: Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, J. Cole, K...

    Vann R. Newkirk II

    "I'm letting you know / that it ain't no gun they can make that can kill my soul." No other lyrics more perfectly captured the spirit bubbling under the surface of hip-hop in the latter half of 2014 th...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  16. The Highway: Sleater-Kinney’s Majestic New Album

    Brian Phillips

    What if they'd called themselves the Uproars? Even by 1994, when 40 years of band names had left the rock-dictionary cupboard pretty bare, and even within the indie-punk lexicon, it was still possible to build a name out of regular English words...

    Blog | January 16, 2015