The Music Club

The Music Club, 2014

Entry 16: RTJ 2 may be the safe choice for rap album of the year, but that doesn’t make it wrong.

Dec. 19 2014 6:54 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 15: “I like everything” is the new “I only like their early stuff.”
Dec. 19 2014 1:23 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 13: Protest songs about “bro country” and PETA. Plus: the best podcasts about music.
Dec. 18 2014 3:51 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 11: It’s only been a week and I already want to overhaul my Top 10.
Dec. 18 2014 11:24 AMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 9: The year’s many lessons for middle-aged white dudes.
Dec. 17 2014 5:36 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 7: Pop has become unstuck in time.
Dec. 17 2014 8:57 AMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 5: Like Kanye, D’Angelo and Charli XCX want to pop a wheelie on the zeitgeist.
Dec. 16 2014 1:01 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 3: To achieve equality, we need more than women in front.
Dec. 15 2014 11:38 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 1: Let’s call this “The Year of the Rookie.”
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. 19 2014 3:35 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 14: Let’s talk about what really matters: Who was the most important rapper of 2014?
Dec. 19 2014 10:29 AMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 12: Why I can’t hate Iggy Azalea.
Dec. 18 2014 2:59 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 10: Let’s hear it for the bad feminists.
Dec. 18 2014 10:05 AMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 8: Not every song should aim to capture the zeitgeist or change the world.
Dec. 17 2014 11:36 AMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 6: I, for one, welcome our new cyborg pop stars.
Dec. 16 2014 2:46 PMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 4: The bad news: Artist “loyalty” is over. The good news: Hits are as varied as ever.
Dec. 16 2014 9:30 AMThe Music Club, 2014Entry 2: We are all pop stars now.
Dec. 20 2013 6:33 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 12: I found pop utopia—at a Bruno Mars concert.
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.

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