Lenny Kravitz's New Song is Called 'Sex' and Sounds Like the Mid-1980s

Billboard reports that Lenny Kravitz will release his tenth (!) studio album in September, and the first single is "Sex," which sounds like Huey Lewis and the News were synchronizing their Swatches with Phil Collins and Don Henley at a Miami Vice-themed pool party when the boys from INXS walked in. Very 80s. » 7/28/14 3:40pm Yesterday 3:40pm

​This Slow Jam Cover of the Muppet Babies Theme Song Is Nostalgic Gold


Saturday Slow Jams is one of my favorite things in life, and I can't believe I forgot about it. POW!GRL is back and not only does this week's edition cover the Muppet Babies theme song, but it also has a little Aaliyah reference to kick things off. Seriously, the only thing that could have made this better was if… » 7/19/14 6:00pm 7/19/14 6:00pm

Here Are All the Songs Weird Al Unleashed on Us This Week

Weird Al — a performer I've always loved not necessarily because of his music (which is fine!), but because he seems like the nicest human being ever — is in the midst of a massive video roll-out: 1 a day for for 8 days total. We've reached day 5, which means an entire work week of super charming parodies of Iggy… » 7/18/14 3:00pm 7/18/14 3:00pm

Is Taylor Swift's less sexualized image helping her career?

Defining why certain musical artists have staying power and others don't almost seems like an impossible endeavor. It certainly isn't talent. I learned that when Madonna clearly won out over Cyndi Lauper in the female pop singer battle of the early 80s. But there is often this indefinable substance that… » 7/17/14 3:29pm 7/17/14 3:29pm

Clichéd Yet Moving John Legend Video Stars Laverne Cox and Tig Notaro

John Legend has a video out for his song, "You & I (Nobody in The World)." The whole thing is cheesy in that "you don't know you're beautiful" way, but it does feature a diverse range of women — in terms of race, age, and experience — and showcases the great Laverne Cox and Tig Notaro. Check it out. » 7/11/14 3:45pm 7/11/14 3:45pm