DJ Earworm's Annual Pop Mashup Hits, Reminds Us That 2014 Kinda Sucked

Every year, DJ Earworm releases a mega-mashup of the top 25 pop songs of the last 12 months, and every year I approach it with disdain and consternation, only to be completely pleased with the end results. Mashups are generally the worst genre of music in existence, especially in the '10s, because they tend to exhibit… » 12/03/14 4:30pm 12/03/14 4:30pm

Sam Smith Is Terrible at Faking Sick, Good at Singing Beyoncé

Following a show in Nashville Sunday night, British singer Sam Smith regretfully told fans that he wouldn't be able to hang around and mingle with them because he wasn't "feeling 100%" and needed to get some sleep. A few hours later, he tweeted a photo from a karaoke bar. How can a 22-year-old man be so bad at faking… » 10/09/14 1:30pm 10/09/14 1:30pm

New Collabo Alert: Lorde, Pharrell, One Direction, an Actual Tiger

You know what they say about too much personality in one room? Not since "We Are the World 2010" have this many awesomely random people been in one spot, covering the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" in a psychedelic-baroque theater. But for whom does one Harry Styles remove his bandanna? No one, not even for a 482-pound… » 10/07/14 7:45pm 10/07/14 7:45pm

Let This New Mary J. Blige Song Imbue You With Life

"Nobody" is a classic later-era Mary J. Blige love song in the spirit of Mary J. Blige love songs: she is singing as though her life depends on it, breathless about the recipient of her affection, slightly fragile with a warble but strong from the spirit of your touch, babe. It will give you life. » 10/02/14 1:20pm 10/02/14 1:20pm

Danny From Mindy Project Cheats on Quinn from Glee in Sam Smith Video

Really really really into the Sam Smith album right now. This new video, for the track "I'm Not The Only One," features Glee's Dianna Agron as a wine-swilling miserable wife and The Mindy Project's Chris Messina (♥) as the no-good assholic cheating husband. Spoiler alert: Where there's smoke, there's a scorching… » 8/01/14 7:45pm 8/01/14 7:45pm

P.O.V.: What Happened to All Of the Slow Jam R&B Songs?

P.O.V. stands for point of view. P.O.V. stands for penis (Rich Juzwiak of Gawker has one, to pick a not at all random example) or vagina (and I've got one). P.O.V. stands for pork or veal, but this column is not about food or getting mad about animals confined to living short lives in boxes. It's about music. » 7/22/14 3:00pm 7/22/14 3:00pm