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Tag Archives: the weeknd

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 vol. 19 – Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, Ariana Grande and MORE!

 DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.  Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” Video syvo: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video emerged this week as the necessary X-rated complement to Taylor Swift’s G-rated play. Swift’s essentially conservative enterprise acknowledged sexual performativity as inherent in female pop identity while functioning primarily to distance her from it. Nicki […]

LIL’ SYVEREVIEWS: The Weeknd, Nine Inch Nails, and CHVRCHES

Man, oh man…a lot of great new music is coming out right now. To be honest, I’m overwhelmed. So, I just really need to get the following off my chest: Tweet