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MUSIC REVIEW: Taylor Swift -1989

It would seem that the post-Gaga pop landscape has come to be characterized by a certain mediocrity, a plush inoffensiveness. Last Fall was dominated by the Miley-Gaga-Katy royal rumble of mainstreamed outrageousness, only to have Beyoncé retroactively deprive said matchup of any legitimate relevancy. With “Fancy” solidly (and mercifully) in the rearview, the only narrative we have […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 17 – Beyonce, The Giver, Young Jeezy and MORE

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Beyonce and Nicki Minaj- Flawless remix caroline: Unless you live in North Korea, you’ve no doubt  heard or read about this Bey/Nicki remix released this past week. It’s not the very best remix I’ve ever heard, but let’s be honest – […]

DOPE Digest vol. 13 – Zola Jesus, Grimes, and MORE!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Zola Jesus – “Dangerous Days” syvo: I possess a deep affection for the music of Nika Danilova, better known by her stage name Zola Jesus. She’s just the best. Last week, she teased fans with an album trailer for the upcoming Taiga, the first […]

Queen Bey and Mimi the Elusive Chanteuse: A Superdiva Case Study

Beyoncé and Mariah Carey are the two legendary diva superstars of our time, and I am historically a superfan of both. A delve into their back catalogues, spurred by my enjoyment of their recent releases – surprise album Beyoncé and best-title-ever contender, Me. I am Mariah… the Elusive Chanteuse, has led me to reflect on […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Beyoncé – Beyoncé

In the early hours of December 13, 2013, Beyoncé released an unannounced self-titled album, causing pandemonium among fans, foiling year-end lists of critics and tumblr-geeks, and striking envy into the hearts of lady popstars everywhere. Tweet