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Taylor Swift releases ‘Style’ video and it’s great!

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I have no shame in saying that I absolutely love Taylor Swift‘s latest album, 1989, and think it’s brilliant. I’ve always loved ‘Style’ – it was one of my favs of the album. And it seems Taylor’s team agreed, because it’s the latest single!

The video for ‘Style’ wasn’t supposed to come out until tomorrow, but MuchMusic released it early and I ganked their embed code so you can see it, too. Enjoy!

P.S. I absolutely love that pretty much this entire album is about Harry Styles. Cracks me up.

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Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney release ‘Four Five Seconds’ video

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Honestly, the new Rihanna/Paul McCartney/Kanye West track ‘Four Five Seconds’ is one of the most perplexing single releases in recent history. It’s an absolutely horrendous song with a collaboration that just does NOT fit (and that probably only happened because they thought it would be ~unexpected~ and ~legendary~), no matter what way you slice it. I get that RiRi needs to get back out there, though I don’t think this is the way to do it. I’m not really shocked at Kanye, though – he’s always trying to one-up everyone with some crazy shit (which REALLY worked with 808s and Heartbreaks, but NOT here).

Here’s the video, which was released yesterday:

Ugh, this is AWFUL. What do you think?

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Sophia Grace has a new single called ‘Best Friends’ and it’s terrifying

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You’ll remember Sophia Grace Brownlee and her cousin Rosie, right? They got super famous on YouTube and then Ellen DeGeneres made them major stars in the US. Such big stars, in fact, that Sophia Grace seems to have secured a record deal and, at the tender age of 11, has released her first REAL single – a song called ‘Best Friends’ – and an accompanying video that’s downright horrifying:

Of course, you’ll probably remember that she already released a song called ‘Girls Just Gotta Have Fun’ back in 2013, but from all the buzz I’m seeing about this one, people seem to think she’s going to be a major star. Those rap skills, tho!

My biggest question is WHERE IS ROSIE because hello, they came as a team! I don’t care that Rosie never said anything and she was super shy. That was part of the charm. Sophia Grace is 11 now and the cutesy princess dresses and kindergarten cheese is getting a little old, but I also love that little girls have shit like this – shit that’s actually innocent, fun, playful and age-appropriate – to listen to, so I guess I’m with it. But I’m still terrified by it.

What do you think?

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Fifth Harmony cover ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’

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Maybe you’ve heard of Fifth Harmony, maybe you haven’t. They won the US version of The X Factor before it was canceled and released a single called ‘Boss’ earlier this year that was actually pretty good if you ignore the idiotic lyrics (“Boss/Michelle Obama/Purse so heavy/Gettin’ Oprah dollars”). Now they’re covering one of the most iconic Christmas songs of all time: Mariah Carey‘s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’:

I want to like this version, I really do. I want to not want to be constantly distracted by Camila’s awkwardness (the one that looks like a bird). I want these girls to do well because America is not into girl bands and I do think they’re talented… but yeah, I dunno. This one doesn’t work for me.

Though it is arguably better than what happened at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting this week…

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Gwen Stefani releases ‘Spark the Fire’ video

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Gwen Stefani is getting back in the swing of things as far as her music career goes, and her first offering to the world in several years is this: ‘Spark the Fire‘, a semi-shitty rap/pop whatever-the-hell you’d call it that’s… not very good. I mean, even Fergie’s comeback single is better than this shit.

I love Gwen and think she’s absolutely divinely beautiful, but I feel like she probably needs to give the music a rest. Your mileage may vary, of course… I’ll let you decide for yourself:

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The 5 Most Ridiculous Things Beyonce does in the ’7/11′ video

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It’s time Beyoncé came out with some new music, I guess, so she’s dropped the first single from her upcoming album. The song is called ’7/11′ and it already has a video. The “unique” concept behind it, I guess, comes from the fact that it’s all shot in home movie format – we’re meant to feel like we’ve got a sneak peak into how Beyonce lives because all of this was shot on the balconies or in the hallways of the penthouse suites she spends her life in. How do I feel about it? Eh…

It’s all downright ridiculous, really. While the entire clip is full of “WTF?” moments, the following 5 take the cake:

1. Beyonce, in a fit of laughter, sits on the bathroom floor and lifts her foot to her ear, pretending to use it as a telephone. Your foot cannot transmit or receive data.

2. Beyonce attempts to do that weird “dance” move where you hold your leg in front of you and then jump over it with the other leg. She fails.

3. Beyonce and friends crowd around a small pile of bills – the bills look to be small denominations and add up to probably no more than $100. Hardly ballin’ out.

4. Beyonce wears a blue sweatshirt that says “KALE” in large letters. Kale is gross.

5. Beyonce has a split second light saber fight with a fully masked/hooded villain who disappears as soon as he appears.

And that’s just to name a few.

The beat of the song is fantastic – whoever Beyonce has producing for her now is great – but I just don’t know what any of it means. I don’t think pop music (or any kind of art) has to mean something – it can certainly exist for itself without reference to anything else, but something is just… missing. Then again, I thought that about the self-titled album for about half a day and now I will lose my mind to it, so… there’s that. ‘

What do you think?

Taylor Swift goes psycho in ‘Blank Space’ video

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Taylor Swift‘s 1989 is probably the best pop album of the year, maybe the past two years (at least). Seriously, it’s that good. I pretty much love every song on the album, save for Welcome to New York, but that’s just because I’ve lived there for 13 years and that doe-eyed naivité thing about it hasn’t been my bag for over a decade. But that’s neither here nor there! What’s important is that this album is FULL of hits, so she can ride on this one for a long while.

Her new single, ‘Blank Space’, is supposed to be an homage to the psycho alter-ego the press seems to report of her when she’s in a relationship/just ending a relationship. TayTay likes to have fun, so she played on that for the music video, which leaked a day early (oopsies!) and had been watched by a zillion people before anyone realised they weren’t supposed to have seen it yet. Ah, well.

I’m not a fan of music videos in general – I prefer to just listen to the damn song and I don’t need a visual to go along with it – but as these things go, this is a lot of fun and I ain’t mad at it, as they say. I mean, if brought us faces like these:

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That can’t be a bad thing. What do you think of ‘Blank Space’ and the video?

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