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Peyton Toups


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WILLOW Stands on the Shoulders of Punk Rock Giants on 'lately i feel EVERYTHING'

Like the rest of us, Willow is done with 2020.

Billie Eilish is Happier Than Ever, and that’s Saying Something.

The pop wunderkind matures on her sophomore album.

Halsey, Rihanna, and The Cult of Celebrity

Is there a way to appreciate Halsey's latest era without buying into celebrity bullshit?

Vince Staples Centers Himself on His Self–Titled Album

Coming off of years of innovative and avant–garde hits, expectations were high for Staples' latest project. So why didn’t he show up? 

Jack Antonoff. Please Stop.

A plea for new voices in pop music.

Disney's 'Cruella' is Full of Flair, but Fails to Pack a Punch

Cruella starts with a bang but fizzles at the end.

My Time at Habitat for Humanity

After a year of social isolation, my part-time job reminded me what it means to be human.

Know Your Daddy, Her Name is St. Vincent

St. Vincent has always toed the line between what is real and what is fake. Daddy’s Home is her realest fake record yet.

Going Gaga for Lady Gaga's Chromatica Oreos

It's giving us camp. It's giving us gay. It's giving us Gaga.

A Playlist Called "Love"

Lots and lots (and lots) of love.

Remembering SOPHIE

In the wake of SOPHIE's death, the artist left a chasm of untapped potential the size of the moon.

I Can't Feel My Face: The Evolution of The Weeknd's Look in the 'After Hours' Era

The Weeknd stands out among his fellow male pop stars in his self–presentation.

Róisín Murphy reclaims the Dance Floor on 'Róisín Machine'

The veteran alt–pop icon reintroduces herself on her first record in five years.

A.G. Cook's 'Apple' is a Dizzying Display of Electronica

The PC Music ringleader's "second debut album" flies in every direction.

A Soundtrack for 2020's Election Anxieties

Street reflects on the songs that reflect our cries for justice.

Dancing to Club Music in the Time of COVID-19

Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga are back to give us some danceable, club-ready bangers. Too bad the clubs are closed.

Taylor Swift's 'folklore' is yet another masterpiece in her discography

The pop star trades bombastic synths for eclectic folk-pop on her breathtaking 8th studio album.

The Chicks share righteous, passionate anger on 'Gaslighter'

The country trio formerly known as The Dixie Chicks are assisted by Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent on their latest record.

Arca celebrates her identities on mutant pop record 'KiCk i'

On her fifth album, the Venezuelan producer desconstructs the pop diva.

The Controversial Legacy of "Urban" Music

Despite its ubiquity, the 'urban' label has a problematic past and concerning present
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