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Tuesday, February 14, 2023
The shoegaze-y duo crushed makes music for lost loves that have begun to fade in your memory.
Allison Lorenzen & Midwife, 'Glycerine'
Wednesday, February 08, 2023
For this slowcore meditation on Bush's butt-rock hit, the duo swaps brimming frustration with genuine sorrow.
What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing
Friday, January 20, 2023
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: "Unholy" by Sam Smith and Kim Petras, Skinamarink and more.
What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening.
Friday, December 16, 2022
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Making Shazam playlists, Chris Klimek's annual mixtape, NPR Best Music of 2022 and more.
Chaotic Good: 30 bangers to keep that summer energy going
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Say it ain't so, but summer's almost over. Keep Lady Gaga's party mantra — bus, club, another club, another club, plane, next place, no sleep — in your heart with this recklessly fun mix.
T-boy swag: Claiming space where trans people feel we don't inherently belong
Sunday, August 14, 2022
I've spent a lot of time figuring out my gender by clinging to objects. I dress like Turtle from Entourage – his presentation of gender embodies a distinct vibe that I wish to harness in my journey.
Thundercat, 'Fly Like An Eagle'
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
Thundercat takes on a classic-rock staple that is somehow both incredibly cool and uncool, for Minions: The Rise of Gru.
What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend reading, listening and viewing
Friday, July 01, 2022
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Valet on Hulu, watching wrestling, and a playlist crafted for the perfect summer vibe.
Demi Lovato, 'Skin of My Teeth'
Friday, June 10, 2022
Demi Lovato returns with a punchy, hardcore-adjacent track.
BabyTron, 'Emperor of the Universe'
Monday, May 23, 2022
BabyTron raps over decades of the best beats, from Waka Flocka Flame's "Hard in Da Paint" to OutKast's "Ms. Jackson."
Jack Harlow wants to be legendary. His new album proves he's still finding his voice
Friday, May 20, 2022
A cultural chameleon with a handful of viral hits, the rising rapper's Come Home The Kids Miss You misses the mark.
Lady Gaga, 'Hold My Hand'
Friday, May 06, 2022
The theatrical pop star pays tribute to '80s ballads on her song for the movie Top Gun: Maverick.
Girlpool and Let's Eat Grandma explore the inherent grief of growing up
Monday, May 02, 2022
Two new albums from Let's Eat Grandma and Girlpool wistfully accept the inherent grief that comes with facing adulthood.
Jack Harlow, 'First Class'
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Built around a sample of Fergie's timeless "Glamorous," "First Class" finds Jack Harlow swimming in the space between dorky and affable.
Tim Heidecker, 'Buddy'
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
To all the vagabonds, sad sacks and ne'er-do-wells of the world: You have an ally in Tim Heidecker.
Yung Lean (feat. FKA twigs), 'Bliss'
Friday, April 08, 2022
Yung Lean goes full Joy Division by rapping over a brooding, fuzzy guitar line with the tonality of a Swedish Ian Curtis.
Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: Pom Pom Squad
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Led by Mia Berrin's bitterly romantic songwriting, the band performs songs that bring a much-needed dose of silliness to self-serious grunge and punk.
'I love selling out': Charli XCX on the volatile pop of 'Crash'
Friday, March 18, 2022
On Charli XCX's Crash, the artist leans fully into a mainstream pop persona for the first time in almost a decade.
What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend watching and listening
Friday, February 11, 2022
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Jackass Forever, StraightioLab podcast, and True Blood.
Charli XCX (feat. Rina Sawayama), 'Beg for You'
Friday, February 11, 2022
Joined by fellow Y2K-appreciator Rina Sawayama, Charli XCX adds a wistful, garage spin to September's biggest hit to create the yearning lament that is "Beg for You."