With no offense to all those year-end lists filled with artists you’ve never heard of, this list should include lots of familiar names for listeners of a certain age…
Carly Rae Jepsen
Friends, robots, Kardashians, lend me your ears. Remember the days when you didn’t rely on a streaming algorithm to turn you onto new music? That’s right, back when your parents,…
In which we cannot let Jason get away without one last “Last Christmas” massacre
Thankfully, no inescapable earworms so far…but is this a good thing?
For the whole of the 1980s, singer Belinda Carlisle was the symbol of success, first as the lead singer for the groundbreaking band The Go-Go’s, then as a hitmaking solo…
Does Taylor Swift’s song have the same weight as Gloria Gaynor’s?
Good news: we have brand spankin’ new columns to go with our shiny new year! Drews and Don’ts is a new weekly endeavor, wherein our very own pop-culture-and-list-obsessive Andrew Ratliff writes a bite-sized list for everyone to enjoy and/or argue over. We’ve all experienced it before, albeit to different degrees: that immediate, gut-level reaction to hearing a fabulous song for the first time. “My lord!,” we exclaim, “this is a delight! I’ll cherish this song forever, and cannot envision a world […]
In which Carly Rae Jepsen and a plastic Ukranian woman remind us of “The Facts of Life”
Oh crap. Who let the Bega in?
The first of two parts on female artists in popular music and their relationships to the political, either through their music or image.
As we will learn in this, the fourth and final installment in AM Gold: 1975, few things inspire passion and raw emotion in us like… Glen Campbell and Carly Rae Jepsen?