Sia Becomes a Puppet, Human People Will Crush You, and Bad Bunny Proves His influence

Yes: Human People, “Jenny” - If you’re a sucker for power pop-punk that tends to reject the confines of either guitar genre and places melody above all, Brooklyn’s Human People are for you. “Jenny” is their latest, and it’s hard for me to think of a more righteous lyric this year than: “Don’t touch me/I could crush…

Celine Dion Cavorts With Deadpool, Nicki Minaj Seems Bored, and Bhad Bhabie Does the '50s

I don’t know yet, ask me later: Celine Dion “Ashes” — During one of our rare warm nights last month, someone drove by my Bushwick apartment blasting Celine Dion’s “A New Day,” and I thought, “Hmmm, jam.” I have loved it ever since, after shunning it for more than 15 years. My point is that sometimes Celine will sneak…

ILoveMakonnen and Rae Sremmurd Bring Back Pop-Punk 

Y: There’s been a crop of young rappers recently, like Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Peep, who have been drawing on pop punk and emo for inspiration. And now ILoveMakonnen (you might remember him for making Tuesday the best night to go to the club) and Rae Sremmurd (our own Black Beatles) straight up sound like they should be…