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Why Does Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ Sound Like Every Pop Star She’s Influenced?

Madonna has been everything. Madonna is the reason female pop stars are able to be multifaceted, evolutionary, sexy-and-smart, vulnerable-and-empowering creatures instead of fembots programmed to either be contagiously happy or soul-stirringly sad for the sake of easy entertainment. Without her, the world would have a different idea of the entire modern concept of what a female pop star is/can be/should be. Sure, someone else with a big attitude and an even bigger nerve might have come along at the right time, but it’s hard to imagine just anyone becoming such a permanent visionary in our musical landscape as Madonna — particularly in a way that, for the most part, has retained relevance. … Read More

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Listen to “Take Ü There,” a Banger by Missy Elliott, Diplo, Skrillex, and Kiesza

Just last week we were talking about Diplo more for his unsavory personality than for his music; however, last… Read More

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The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Kanye Inspired My First Cry of 2015

Instead of another disappointing Gwen Stefani single, take these new tracks for a spin. Back to your regularly scheduled programming — more new music than you know what to do with — next week. … Read More

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Twitter Beef Alert: Diplo Said Taylor Swift Has No “Booty,” Lorde Told Him He Has a “Tiny Penis”

Ah, Twitter. With its limit of 140 characters and real-time aggregating of all our thoughts, we have more insight… Read More

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The 6 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Weezer, M.I.A. & Partysquad

Weezer is back! M.I.A. gets pissed with ass-shaking EDM! Diplo spells Andre Agassi’s name wrong! A great week for upbeat music (and if you’re looking for something more chill, consider Slow Magic’s “Hold Still” or the new Jessie Ware song.) Let’s dig in.

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9 Awful Cultural Figures Who Would Go Away If We Ignored Them

Yes, Ann Coulter wrote a ridiculous column about how the World Cup is an insult to American values, and no, I’m not going to link it here. The really remarkable thing about this whole sorry affair, which has been stinking up social media for the last couple of days, is that anyone still cares what Ann Coulter think. She’s the perfect example of someone who’s only in any way renowned because people pay attention to her for being an extremist; if people stopped giving her airtime, she would melt back into richly deserved obscurity. Like the rest of people on this list! Begone, all of you! … Read More

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