The Real King Behind Lorde's Grammy-Winning "Royals"
"All them eager actors gladly taking credit/For the lines created by the people tucked away from sight” - “Blame It On The Tetons” by Modest Mouse Last Sunday, Ella Yelich-O’Connor - aka Lorde - won a Grammy for her song “Royals,” which benefited from the highly marketed fact ...read more
Now Hear This: The 25 Best Singles of 2013 (4-2)
Previously: (25-23)(22-20)(19-17)(16-14)(13-11)(10-8)(7-5) 4. Robin Thicke (ft. Pharrell and T.I.) -- Blurred Lines Robin Thicke is an unbelievable douchebag. Blurred Lines wasn't simply the most divisive song of 2013, it was ground zero for the year's single most stupidly ...read more
Listening Post: Mayer Hawthorne Covers Lorde
Mayer Hawthorne's Her Favorite Song is hands-down one of the best tracks of the year. 16-year-old Lorde's Royals might very well be the best track of the year. With that in mind, it's fun to watch the two sides come together as Hawthorne does his best blue-eyed-soul thing to ...read more