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FAQ: Albums Come Out on Fridays Now

Today, we are going to talk about why Friday being the new Global Release Day for albums matters to you, the average music consumer.


Lana Del Rey

Frequently Asked Questions: Lana Del Rey

Are you still befuddled as to the popularity of Lana Del Rey? Where did she come from? How did she get that name? And…is she any good?


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Frequently Asked Questions: Future

Future has a new album out today, April 22, called Honest and if you don’t know where this Atlanta rapper fits into the greater rap and pop landscape, you’ve come to the right place.


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Frequently Asked Questions: Lily Allen

What is the deal with Lily Allen? We aim to address that and a few other pressing queries around the British mom with a big pop recording career.


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Frequently Asked Questions: KISS

Everything you’ve wanted to know about KISS but were afraid to ask.


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Frequently Asked Questions: Wes Anderson’s Movie Soundtracks

Anderson has a knack for pairing nearly forgotten pop songs with moments that stick in the viewer’s mind and cause a kind of popular resurgence around forgotten gems. This combo frequently pushes his soundtracks into the pop culture zeitgeist.


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Frequently Asked Questions: Eric Church

Eric Church us a self-proclaimed outsider… who still manages to debut at No. 1 on the charts. Let’s explore this dichotomy with an FAQ.


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Frequently Asked Questions: Why Do People Hate Macklemore?

Why is the guy who swept all the rap categories at the GRAMMYs hated by rap fans? How can a guy who wrote a song about marriage equality be hated by those who also support gay marriage? We’ve got some answers.


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Frequently Asked Questions: One Direction

One Direction’s new album ‘Midnight Memories’ is out today and if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about or have been living under a rock that’s been sealed in a chamber and haven’t seen the light of day in three years, here’s an FAQ.


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Frequently Asked Questions: Lady Gaga and ‘ARTPOP’

Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP is in stores now, the much-hyped and adorned third Gaga album. With many questions as to its art + commerce intentions, here’s a bit of context around the artist herself, her past, and what led her to this high-profile and massive pop-art concept.


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Frequently Asked Questions: Miley Cyrus

2013 has been very much the year of Miley Cyrus, from her continued shedding of her Hannah Montana skin to her inverted hip thrusting that landed “twerk” into the the Oxford Online Dictionary. As the saying goes, “There’s a lot to unpack, here.” So we have an expert on Destiny Hope Cyrus to take you through everything you need to know about America’s most talked-about pop star.


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Frequently Asked Questions: Drake

If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about or have been living under a rock that’s been sealed in a chamber and haven’t seen the light of day in eight years, this is an FAQ about Canada’s very own, Drake.