This week the new entries in the Hot 100 attain a near-perfect balance: Two good to great records (Passion Pit and Jerrod Niemann), two terrible ones (Karmin and Macklemore), and a bunch of mediocre stuff in the middle. Over the course of a year, the quality of the Hot 100 usually settles into a nor ... More >>
Wednesday, September 6
Better than: Trying to figure out the exact location of the iHeartRadio theater. I've been there before; still got lost.
The iHeartRadio theater is a small space for poppossibly too small. The 200-person capacity Tribeca venue hosts sh ... More >>
Beyoncé w/Luke James
Ovation At Revel
Saturday, May 26
Better than: Slacking off.
This weekend's four Beyoncé shows at the Revel Resort in Atlantic Citya multibillion-dollar casino that's trying to bring the high-roller feel of New Vegas to the Jersey Shore's most famous boardwalk ... More >>
Tonight's Grammy nomination concert, airing at 10 p.m. on CBS, will not only jam-pack a bunch of performances by the likes of Lady Gaga and Jason Aldean into its 60 minutes, it'll also let us know which artists will be prostrating themselves in front of the globe and thanking their families and God ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 2011 American Music Awards, the annual salute to the most popular popular music that exists in the American wild this year. While Lady Gaga and Adele and Beyoncé are absent, this year's show apparently has one performance that will cost $500,000 to pul ... More >>
Demi Lovato, not pleased with her advance copy of our thoughts on her new record.
In the span of months, Disney star Demi Lovato, only 19, has gone from ugly tabloid storiesmany probably false, but stillabout cocaine, eating disorders and regrettable parties to releasing her third ... More >>
Adele's 21 has ruled the American charts for most of 2011, and it's done so almost entirely on the back of one song: the lead single "Rolling In The Deep." While the British singer was topping charts in her homeland and several other countries with the follow-up single, the ballad "Someone LI ... More >>
Here we are, at the end of The Voice's almost shockingly successful debut season, one that may have actually turned around NBC's abysmal fortunes. There's not a ton of internal drama in The Voice's reality, and I can't say I cared too terribly much which of the four finalists would win. But the jou ... More >>
TheFABLifeLast December, our F2K series counted down the 50 lousiest songs from the morass of mediocrity that accumulated between 2000 and 2009--and it was no easy task. The 9/11 tie-ins, the mawkish charity singles, the wan covers, Owl City, the continued existence of Nicole Scherzinger ... ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here.
The sensitive-guy song from this Los Angeles group, which reached the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 with its ode to its members' intoxicating qualities "Like A G6," is a wan bit of treacle that doesn't really go a ... More >>