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Flatulent Symphonies, 3D Printed Skin, and Björk’s Crazy DJ Set: Links You Need to See

Today has been filled with musical surprises: firstly, everyone was parsing the Billboard Music Awards for things to GIF and things to grumble about. The event naturally represents music on the more accessible end of the spectrum, and while Britney and Iggy were being Pretty and Taylor’s Blood was being Bad, somewhere far away, a more experimental musical genius was deconstructing his, er, evanescent backend expulsions to show that there’s a classical symphony to just about everything. Meanwhile, Björk straddles the line of those who make off-puttingly corporeal symphonies (she did, after all, once collaborate with Matmos, whose song “California Rhinoplasty” wears its title quite literally) and the more Billboard-friendly mainstream. Last Friday, she did a DJ set at Tri-Angle’s fifth anniversary party in New York, where she played everything from Kate Bush to Death Grips to The Haxan Cloak. She uploaded her whole set earlier, and you can check it out at The Quietus.  … Read More

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“Pretty Girls” May Give You ‘Goosebumps': Links You Need to See

How, you may have wondered when “Pretty Girls” was first released, could the soaring(ly manufactured) talents of Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea be combined in a single song? Would said song not simply combust from that flammable combination of vocal fry and heavy bleach? And then, when you heard it, you realized it wouldn’t be the hilarious explosion of sonically offensive kitsch you expected, but rather just a middling and forgettable pop song. BUT. The video, on the other hand, which follows Azalea’s trend of making videos based on cult classics (it spoofs Earth Girls are Easy), is pretty deliciously, and memorably, tacky. Here it is, replete with all the leopard print and product placement (there’s a full interlude devoted to Samsung!) you could ever ask for: … Read More

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Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Croon the Virtues of Being Attractive in New Track, “Pretty Girls”

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea have joined blonde forces to release “Pretty Girls,” a glitzy and bouncy new track… Read More

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Christina Aguilera Shows off Perfect Britney Spears Impression on ‘Fallon’

Queen of pop warbling Christina Aguilera is back on The Voice this season, and one of the unexpected bounties of her… Read More

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Giorgio Moroder Announces New Album with Britney Spears, Charli XCX, Sia, Kylie Minogue

Since the 2013 release of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, 74-year-old disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder has been experiencing a late-career… Read More

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Longform You Have to Read: The Life Cycle of a Teen Idol

In a world where you have more options for satisfying longform reading than ever, your friends here at Flavorwire are taking the time once a week to highlight some of the best that journalism and longform has to offer. Whether they’re unified by topic, publication, writer, classic status, or just a general feeling, these articles all have one thing in common: they’re essential reading. This week, in honor of Leonardo DiCaprio’s 40th birthday, we’re looking at some of the greatest articles profiling and analyzing teen idols. … Read More

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The 50 Greatest Crush Songs Ever

This week, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O releases her debut solo album, and it happens to have a very specific theme that caught our attention here at Flavorwire HQ: songs about crushes. But Karen O’s oftentimes sad, solemn songs only represent one side of the experience of having a crush. So we got to thinking: what songs about longing stick with us after the thrill of the chase turns into something deeper? Which serve as a salve when you find out that your crush isn’t mutual? What about the ones that give you the nerve to try and steal your crush away from someone else? Or how those that capture the thrilling promise of something new? All of these oh-so-complicated scenarios are represented here, in our unranked list of the 50 greatest crush songs ever… Read More

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Divas Being Leaders and Blowing Things Up in the Desert: A Music Video Treasury

Are you a badass lady with either an impressive vocal range, enviable rap flow, or some flashy couture you’ve been dying to wear under the oppressive heat of a thousand suns? Does your song have a sick beat? Do you want to prove your absolute, unassailable diva-hood by leading troops of loyal followers through the desert, then standing alone in a wide shot, sand and chaos swirling about you, while you remain calm as ever in the eye of the storm? Alternately, do you like music festivals and fluorescent colors? … Read More

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20 Underrated Pop Albums From the Last 20 Years

By its very nature, pop is the least underrated genre of music — if you define underrated-ness by commercial success alone. Sure, a pop star may not live up to sales projections and be dubbed a flop for selling hundreds of thousands of copies, but there’s also the critical side of this specific coin. So ‘underrated’ is a complicated idea. All interpretations of it are on display in this list, which focuses on the last 20 years of pop and covers everything from Charli XCX to Matchbox… Read More

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