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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 – 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. 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. 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 […]