pop culture

Modern, popular, and iconic pop culture moments in music. From current events, to trending topics and more.

Micah Jardee6 months ago
All Five My Chemical Romance Albums Ranked
Those more than vaguely familiar with the work of the mid 2000's rock band may read the title of this and think to themselves "What? Five? They only released four studio albums?!?!". And while that is...
Consent Is Sexy
I love country music. Most of you who have read my past articles with the header “Musing on Music” are already aware of this. Perhaps you don't know that I love it for the funny, yet relatable songs l...
Juan Nisbet6 months ago
Why Is Pop Music So Sh*t These Days?
We've all thought it though, haven't we? Every time you put the radio on, you know exactly what to expect, even if you don't know any of the songs. It's always the same sh*t.Okay so let’s say it’s 199...
mina johnson7 months ago
Girl Groups to Listen To
From the Spice Girls in the 90s to Little Mix now, the world has seen a whole lot of girl groups. The Fader released an article in June of 2018 hosting the question, "Where are all the girl groups?" I...
Mark Cridland7 months ago
The Image of Music
When I was researching my article on What Is Metal? a number of people mentioned 'the look' of musicians and how important it is:"To be honest, so much of what is 'metal' now has little to do with mus...
Justin Young7 months ago
Greatest Showman's Gay Anthems
Everyone who has seen this musical masterpiece will tell you to go and see it for yourself. It has an indescribable power with its hypnotic music and stunning visuals. But it's more than just those th...
Spencer MacAdam7 months ago
'Straight Outta Compton' Sequel???
Released in 2015, Straight Outta Compton told the story of the up and coming rappers based out of Compton, California. The plot involved Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E, DJ Yella and MC Ren who came togethe...
Samuel King8 months ago
Making Freddie Straight
"The only thing...more extraordinary...than their music...is his story." Recently, 20th Century Fox released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Set to a ...
10 Relatable Broadway Songs
For Even the Least Musical
Joey Rupcich8 months ago
Life in Plastic, It's Fantastic!
“Wait, it gets cold in Wisconsin?” I sat there dumbfounded in my badger sandals as I had to explain to a friend from Maine that yes, it does get cold in Wisconsin. In the course of my one year in New ...
Sarah Rush9 months ago
Artists to Look Out for in 2018
It doesn't matter what genre you listen to, I've got you covered. At the beginning of the year, Fall Out Boy released a new album. It was exceptionally controversial considering everybody knows them f...
Remy Ozer10 months ago
What's the Actual Deal With Nickelback?
I know, I know. You see the word “Nickelback” in this title and you roll your eyes and maybe throw up in your mouth just a little bit, but swallow it back down because, deep down, you really want to k...
Michael Sellers10 months ago
Review: All of the 'Big 5' Entries for Eurovision 2018
Since 2000, France, Germany, Spain and the UK have all directly qualified for the final (with Italy joining this notorious group in 2011) . This is regardless of whether their entries soared to the to...
Richard Brinda year ago
"Man's Not Hot": Humorous Lyrics vs. Straight Parody
I am aware that I am especially late to writing about this topic. Though I did hear the song the other night in a club, so I would consider it’s popularity to still render it as a tentpole event. So, ...
Melissa Nestora year ago
Who Is Joanne? The Inspiration Behind Lady Gaga's Most Recent Album
When we think of Lady Gaga, we all think of her crazy stage antics and even crazier wardrobe choices. As of 2016, people's relativity to the pop queen may have slightly shifted. Much to her fans' sati...
Judy Maea year ago
A Brand Genius That Is Joji/Filthy Frank/Pink Guy
Enough with wolves or owls, Joji/Filthy Frank/Pink Guy is my ultimate spirit animal. Yes I am a millennial female with a corporate job and my spirit animal looks like this.
Milica Markovica year ago
Sensuality in Music Isn’t Always Reduced to Party Anthems
Sex is a familiar topic well fleshed out in the music industry, and it’s been applied to various scenarios—fantasies, relationships, and experimentation—depending on the kind of message that the artis...
Christian Skyea year ago
I recall the day I turned on the radio and Adele was there chasing pavements... As a 12-year-old, you don't understand the depth of an artist like that. Her debut album, '19', was amazing but I didn't...