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  1. For the Byrd: Remembering the Sad and Incredible Life of Gene Cla...

    Steven Hyden

    If you're searching for the perfect example of a cultish (and long-dead) singer-songwriter, Gene Clark likely won't be the first name that comes to mind. His story is tragic but not like Nick Drake's story is tragic. He...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  2. Blondes Have More Fun: Iggy Azalea and Rap’s Reversal of Fo...

    Sean Fennessey

    On Sunday night at the American Music Awards, Iggy Azalea struck an uncommon pose: a towering white woman onstage thanking a diminutive black man who believed in her, had given her an opportunity, and provided her the credibility to penetrate an unfo...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  3. Shady XLII: Eminem in 2014

    Molly Lambert

    What if maturity is a myth? It's a question that plagues a lot of people as they get older and find that, while they may change physically, their brains feel exactly the same. The accepted narrative is that maturity involves growing wiser throug...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  4. American Music Awards 2014: J.Lo, Lorde, 5SoS, Taylor Swift, and ...

    Amos Barshad

    Do you remember last year's American Music Awards? No, of course you don't. Most likely, you don't remember this year's American Music Awards, and those took place, uh, last night. We came here, though, not to disparage the good n...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  5. Songs of the Week: NICK JONAS? DAMN.

    Molly Lambert

    Further proof that Bruno Mars is the hardest-working man in show business. I hope to god Ronnie Hudson got royalties from Mark Ronson for having written "West Coast Poplock," from which this song borrows liberally, with shades of Kool &...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  6. The Week in Gossip: Don't Mess With Taylor Swift, Because Lo...

    Juliet Litman

    Two titans of the music industry went to battle this week. Coveted music producer Diplo fired the first shot: The motivation behind his tweet remains unclear, but I can only imagine that he watched the "Blank Space" video a...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  7. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: Jaden and Willow Smith and &#...

    Wesley Morris and Alex Pappademas

    This week Alex and Wesley invite Juliet Litman to read from the Q&A that appeared this week on the New York Times's T magazine blog. They occasionally interrupt the reading to unpack such statements a...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  8. Q&A: Jessie Ware on ‘Tough Love,’ Passing Up Hits...

    Amos Barshad

    Two years ago, London kid Jessie Ware broke through with Devotion, an assured, wise-beyond-its-years debut full of nuanced heartbreak ballads -- grown-person pop music, if you will. In October, she returned with Tough Love. Produced by BenZe...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  9. #HotSportsTakes: Why Can’t a Coach Win the Heisman?

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about courage in a cowardly world. MIAMI -- Think about your father. Think about what made his heart tick every day. What made him great. Did Dad ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  10. The Soundtrack of Your Life Is Soundtracks: How the Music of &lsq...

    Steven Hyden

    The most common argument used to discredit MTV, back when MTV aired videos regularly, was that it changed pop from a music-centric to a visual-centric medium. The assertion was that MTV diminished art in favor of image, brainwashing kids into buying...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  11. At First You Don’t Succeed: Nine Easy Ways to Improve Lifet...

    Shea Serrano

    On Saturday evening, Lifetime showed an original movie called Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. It was based on the singer's life (and death, though they chose to address that only by flashing it real quick on the screen at the end). It was...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  12. Songs of the Week: Charli XCX, Bully, PPL MVR, Fugazi, and Rozay

    Amos Barshad

    From the star-studded, Lorde-curated (Lorde-curated?! Lorde-curated!!) Hunger Games soundtrack comes this nice little ballad from Ms. XCX. Also involved here: Simon Le Bon, who chips in some swinging vocals a couple of minutes in, and Vampire Wee...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  13. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Taylor Swift, 'Birdman,' ...

    Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk Birdman, Taylor Swift, and Gracepoint. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  14. Pop Is a Banana-Quinoa Muffin: The Artisanal Aloofness of Taylor ...

    Steven Hyden

    If you know anything at all about Taylor Swift's new LP, 1989, which was released yesterday, it's likely the following: 1. 1989 is Swift's self-described "very first documented, official pop album.&...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  15. The 10 Biggest Revelations in Gucci Mane’s 'Trap God 3...

    Matt Borcas

    Christmas came early again this year with the release of Gucci Mane's Trap God 3 on 10/17 Day, the only known holiday devoted to the Atlanta rapper's label, 1017 Brick Squad. While the mixtape clocks in at a whopping 17 tracks, it...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  16. It’s Hip to Be Swift

    Molly Lambert

    Taylor has called 1989 her "first documented, official pop album," but her sharp pop instincts have been fully fledged since the beginning of her country crossover career. Swift's new album is named both for the year of her birth and t...

    Blog | October 27, 2014