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Pop

Apr 15, 2014 — Two writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much, and along the way, lay out the new rules for thinking and writing about pop.
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Apr 9, 2014 — Rarely is an artist as honest and revealing as Natalie Merchant in her new video and song, "Giving Up Everything."
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Apr 4, 2014 — Recently, some writers have argued that music criticism is unhealthily obsessed with pop. The problem with that argument: So are musicians in every other genre.
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Mar 24, 2014Morning Edition host David Greene talks to British singer-songwriter and former Culture Club frontman Boy George about his first album in 19 years, This Is What I Do.
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Mar 17, 2014 — You don't have to be a Beyonc fan to be impressed by her success. But the depth of devotion shown by her most ardent supporters is just as stunning and intriguing as the singer's own flawless image.
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Mar 15, 2014 — In a keynote event at SXSW, the queen of pop transgression offered support for anyone struggling with self-definition and illustrated how hard it is to steer clear of the constraints of corporate pop.
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Mar 10, 2014 — SXSW can be so overwhelming, so here are six recommendations for keeping keep cool at the Austin music festival — for first-timers, veterans and those following along at home.
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Mar 8, 2014 — Aloe Blacc sang two of the past year's most ubiquitous singles. So why haven't you heard of him?
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Mar 6, 2014 — To hear G I R L, you'd think Pharrell's world consisted of grooving on catchy beats and flirting with women. It's a lightweight image that draws gravitas from his prolific work ethic.
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Mar 4, 2014 — A video for the brand new song "Cavity," from the band's second album, out May 27, uses a single flashlight to create an eerily beautiful landscape.
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