Lady Gaga’s Generic “Cure” is Her Most Listenable Single in Years

If there’s one word that very few associate with Lady Gaga, it’s “safe”. Since her 2008 debut album, The Fame, the superstar has flown in the face of every conceivable pop convention, and was rewarded with reverence akin to the likes of Michael Jackson and Madonna. Her combination of barn-storming pop smashes and meticulously thoughtful visuals…

What’s Going On With Usher Lately?

If there’s one thing that I seem to love doing lately is reminding everyone how much time has passed since my youth. Following in that trend, I’ll drop this little nugget: it has been ten years since Usher released Confessions, his game-changer that became the last album to go Diamond until Adele’s 21. I call Confessions a game-changer because…

Songs I’m Obsessed With: Beyoncé’s “XO”

At this point in the game, it’s pretty clear that we are all living in a world ruled by Beyoncé. Seriously, if you haven’t accepted that, I’m not sure where you’ve been, especially in the last month, when she turned pop music on its head with her “visual album” BEYONCÉ. While she proved she didn’t…