“White Mustang”: “Burning Up” Meets “Deeper and Deeper”

Because to be famous in the twenty-first century is to release little “teases” of your work on social media, most knew what to expect from the video for Lana Del Rey’s third single from Lust for Life, “White Mustang.” Revealing a scene of herself driving with that signature calm countenance …

LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream Comes At An Ironic Moment–And Chooses To Ignore Time Altogether

To listen to LCD Soundsystem’s fourth album, released after a seven-year hiatus, is to be transported back to the exact time you last heard something new from them. In 2010, the U.S. was a different place, more idealistic and utopian than we ever could have known or appreciated at the …

Katy Perry Might Have Done Better Not to Release A Video for “Swish Swish”

Billed as being the most “unwatchable, eye-gouging blowout of the season,” the game that the sports commentators, Bill Walton and Rich Eisen, in the opening to “Swish Swish” are referring to turns out to serve as an accurate description for the video itself. And no, it’s never a coincidence when …

That Time Madonna Wrote “Push” For Guy Ritchie To Tell Herself That Him Being A Dickhead Was At Least Inspirational

In 2005, Madonna had endured her greatest physical trauma yet: falling off a horse. Naturally, because she’s Madonna, she got back on it literally and metaphorically once her injuries healed with superhuman expediency. The incident occurred, rather unfortunately, on her forty-seventh birthday, twelve years ago now. At the time, she …