Pentatonix Lands Their Second Number 1 Album, Proving My Spells Ineffective

Pentatonix, the improbably successful a cappella group responsible for one of the most embarrassing covers of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” ever recorded, have reached the top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for the second time with their holiday release A Pentatonix Christmas. I know this because I read a press…

My Least Favorite A Cappella Group Covered My Favorite A Cappella Song & I'm So Mad

Despite what our resident a cappella expert Ellie Shechet will have you believe, I am not a unilateral hater of a cappellas—only the corny ones. A song I listen to at least three to eight times a year, for instance, is the a cappella version of Monica’s “Sideline Ho,” which uses gospel harmonies to elevate a seething…

Instruments, Their Mouths Are: Pentatonix Will Perform Star Wars Score at the AMAs

Though the talented members of Pentatonix are doing a thing in a way that millions of people seem to enjoy with all their hearts, they’ve never really clicked for me. In fact, every song of theirs I hear or piece of news I read about them—especially the one about a recent performance at Cracker Barrel—actually enrages…