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Britney Spears and Michael Jackson fight it out

Cue up track six on the new Britney (Jive) and prepare yourself for the Technicolor disco flash-back of the year, swooning string section, chunky Nile Rodgers guitar riff, and all. The song's called "Anticipating," and it captures the most famous 19-yea
Who's #1?
By SEAN RICHARDSON  |  July 03, 2009

Kelly Clarkson | All I Ever Wanted

Of all of the myths propagated in rock and roll, "it's the singer not the song" must be the most disingenuous.
Sony BMG (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 23, 2009

Pink | Funhouse

Everything about this good bad ol’ pop Cinderella’s fifth (!) album is tried, true, and tired.
LaFace (2008)
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  November 07, 2008

The new girl

“I am the pink in a sea of darkness.”
Katy Perry storms the boys’ club
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 15, 2008

Carolina Liar

Highly recommended to those unafraid of late-period Bon Jovi.
Coming to Terms | Atlantic
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 20, 2008

Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007


Tween troubles

Poor Kelly Clarkson.
Kelly Clarkson’s fall from grace
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 09, 2007

Mystery mix

"I get bored easily," says Pink. "I like being a big mystery bag. It confuses some people, but it works for me.”
Embracing the eclecticism of Pink
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 11, 2006

Tuned out

Disney’s tweenpop smash is now the fastest selling TV movie on DVD, ever. Here’s five reasons not to hate the most disgusting show on television.
A guide to surviving High School Musical
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  June 02, 2006

The Sounds

The lanky fashion plates in this likable Swedish combo like to play up their punk pedigree in publicity photos.
DYING TO SAY THIS TO YOU | Scratchie/New Line
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 10, 2006