The Music Club

The Music Club, 2013

Entry 12: I found pop utopia—at a Bruno Mars concert.

Dec. 20 2013 6:00 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 11: Pharrell’s unrequited love of Steely Dan.
Dec. 20 2013 3:12 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 9: In defense of Brad Paisley’s “Accidental Racist.”
Dec. 19 2013 2:44 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 7: “Blurred Lines” should be banished from this solar system.
Dec. 18 2013 9:45 AMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 5: Lorde and Macklemore are not racist for critiquing the aspirational materialism of black pop.
Dec. 17 2013 7:28 AMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 3: Why is everyone trying to remake Thriller?
Dec. 16 2013 12:16 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 1: Beyoncé broke the Internet. (So did Bowie.)
Dec. 26 2012 2:57 PMThe Music Club, 2012Grimes, Angel Haze, and other women fighting back against condescending sound guys and misogynistic rappers.
Dec. 26 2012 11:52 AMThe Music Club, 2012Pop music’s gun lust.
Dec. 21 2012 1:14 PMThe Music Club, 2012The rise of the Alabama Shakes and other reasons to love Americana.
Dec. 21 2012 12:33 PMThe Music Club, 2012How bottle service has changed pop music—for the worse.
Dec. 20 2012 9:17 AMThe Music Club, 2012How did South Korea turn into a gigantic drag show?
Dec. 18 2012 5:02 PMThe Music Club, 2012A great year for music about single ladies.
Dec. 17 2012 2:59 PMThe Music Club, 2012Mainstream music got really trippy this year.
Dec. 30 2011 3:15 PMThe Music Club, 2011Is it sexist to despise the music of Lana Del Rey?
Dec. 30 2011 12:33 PMThe Music Club, 2011Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kreayshawn, and pop stars who know how to get talked about.
Dec. 20 2013 5:42 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 10: Finding music you love is great. But music you like is even better.
Dec. 19 2013 6:02 PMThe Music Club, 2013A great year for movie music and music movies.
Dec. 18 2013 2:05 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 6: Number of black acts that have topped the Billboard Hot 100 this year: 0.
Dec. 17 2013 10:30 AMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 4: Pop music’s great subject this year: income inequality.
Dec. 16 2013 2:02 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 2: Was “Harlem Shake” by Baauer actually a hit song? Or just a fad?
Dec. 26 2012 4:04 PMThe Music Club, 2012We need to talk about Rihanna.
Dec. 26 2012 12:30 PMThe Music Club, 2012The pop performance of the year was Grace Jones hula-hooping at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Dec. 26 2012 10:58 AMThe Music Club, 2012I’m a blue-state-Brooklyn-secular-humanist-Jewish Obama voter, and I love country.
Dec. 21 2012 12:50 PMThe Music Club, 2012The mixtape renaissance.
Dec. 20 2012 1:00 PMThe Music Club, 2012Why are Mumford & Sons so popular?
Dec. 19 2012 8:00 AMThe Music Club, 2012I for one welcome dancing back to the center of the pop experience.
Dec. 18 2012 11:12 AMThe Music Club, 2012Should we be suspicious of hipsters’ newfound love of R&B?
Dec. 17 2012 7:30 AMThe Music Club, 2012Is music getting quieter, or am I just getting old?
Dec. 30 2011 2:07 PMThe Music Club, 2011Was Rebecca Black’s “Friday” the song of the year?
Dec. 29 2011 10:57 AMThe Music Club, 2011The rise of the stutter in pop music.

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