Presenting Popdust, A New Pop-Music Blog Costarring One Maura Johnston


The birth of any new music-writing outlet is cause for ecstatic celebration, particularly when it happens to involve writers we know and love. So please welcome Popdust, the new concern of former Blender/Billboard dude Craig Marks, featuring the blogging talents of one Maura Johnston, who you’ll remember from Idolator, the Awl, and yes, SOTC. Just in time to deal with this new Britney Spears tune, too. This is a huge boon to fans of both pop and great pop writing; there needs to be a place on the Internet where someone who knows what she’s talking about can, say, rank Janet Jackson’s #1 hits from one to 34. So let’s welcome this thing into being by cranking up Janet’s #1 #1, on which we and Maura happen to agree. Congrats, and good luck:

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 11, 2011

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