Hitlist: Motivational music to finish the semester strong

Rap, pop songs spread messages of success, perseverance


An open letter to Taylor Swift: We kind of miss the ‘old Taylor’

The pop artist's recent actions prove her insincerity to emerging artists, followers alike


Demi Lovato creates generic pop sound with some variety in ‘Tell Me You Love Me’

Few hits off the album, including 'Sorry Not Sorry,' are worth the listen


Indie pop band Alvvays uses coastal influences, tongue-in-cheek lyrics in latest record

The group's sophomore album features airy vocals, poetic lyrics

Reel Sounds

Reel Sounds: ‘Get Low: Third time’s the charm?

One Direction’s Liam Payne pays homage to his boyband days in third music video with DJ and music producer Zedd for their single 'Get Low'


Hitlist: Ethereal dream pop garbage

Dive deep into these groovy rhythms


Kesha moves past ‘party girl’ persona in latest album

Pop artist blossoms like never before with newfound artistic freedom


Sylvan Esso’s ‘What Now’ is catchy, solid addition to repertoire

'What Now?' How about what's next?


John Mayer offers wholehearted lyrics, familiar tone in latest release

Singer/songwriter does not stray from what he knows, perhaps not a bad thing


Portugal. The Man channels classic Woodstock festival in upcoming release

Eclectic pop band puts deep thought, spontaneity into each track