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FIELD TRIP: Charli XCX at Webster Hall 10.7.2014

On October 7th, Charli XCX played to a sold-out crowd at Webster Hall. With her sophomore effort Sucker due to drop in just a few months, I went into this show considering the fact that as a mainstream pop singer she’s entering a certain kind of make-or-break moment in her career. There’s something about Sucker that feels pivotal, and this […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Ariana Grande – My Everything

As was made clear during this past Sunday’s VMAs, Ariana Grande has emerged this summer to be the principal beneficiary of the backlash against Iggy Azalea. Though I’ll always have a special, guilty affection for “Fancy,” its default designation as this year’s anointed summer anthem ultimately worked against it, condemning it to overplay and over-scrutinization by fans and […]

DOPE Digest – EMERGENCY Taylor Swift Edition

In this special EMERGENCY edition of DOPE Digest, the team weighs in on a particularly urgent cultural development…    Taylor Swift – “Shake it Off” Video syvo: The only thing truly interesting about this week’s new Taylor Swift song/video is how completely mundane it is. The song is OK, but not what I look for in […]

DOPE Digest vol. 10 – Brooke Candy, Ariana Grande, and Cthulu!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Brooke Candy – “Opulence” Video syvo: The new song by Tumblr-chic rapper/superstripper Brooke Candy isn’t her best song ever, nor is it her worst. (Which is to say absolutely nothing.) Count me among the proud few fervently looking forward to […]

DOPE Digest vol. 4 – Transformers! Ellie Goulding! Broken Bells! And much more…

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Broken Bells – Holding on For Life syvo: So I saw this on at the gym the other day, and was like, “Hey! That’s Kate Mara.” It made me really want House of Cards back. The video is actually pretty […]