Generation L.O.V.E.L.E.S.S.: Melodrama Automatically Joins the Ranks of Greatest Breakup Albums

Now that Lorde has officially secured her first number one album with Melodrama, it goes without saying that the only subject matter that will forever and always continue to appeal to the masses is suffering from and, at times, feeling as though never being able to recover from heartbreak (just …

Beyoncé Announcing Twins’ Birth on Father’s Day Weekend is the Most Beyoncé Thing Ever

Is there nothing Beyoncé can’t do without perfectly timing it? From the surprise release of her self-titled 2013 visual album to the surprise release of Lemonade, Beyoncé is nothing if not, to use a word Taylor Swift hates, “calculated,” when it comes to intuiting the perfect moment for effect. The birth of …

“Papa Don’t Preach” Speaks to the Complexity of the Father-Daughter Relationship

Quite possibly more than any other piece of pop culture, musically speaking, Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” speaks to just how intense and often contentious the father-daughter relationship can be. Based on an actual conversation between a group of high school girls that songwriter Brian Elliot heard outside his studio in …

Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar” Video Channels Lameness In Its Shock Value

Selena Gomez has probably “shocked” more expertly with other music videos of hers in the past, like the Alek Keshishian-directed “Hands to Myself” or even the obsequious “Good For You.” Her latest single, “Bad Liar”–supposedly about The Weeknd, who seems far closer to Lana Del Rey these days–seems to be …