Algorithm Measures The Repetitive Nature of Pop Songs

A composite sketch of David Bowie, one of many artists analyzed in The Pudding study ; Photo: The Pudding You don’t have to scan the radio long to notice that a majority of pop songs are repetitive. If you’ve ever […]

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Machine Gun Kelly To Release Third Studio Album "bloom" On Friday, May 12 (PRNewsfoto/Interscope Records)

RIFF’d: Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Bloom’

Machine Gun Kelly‘s third studio album Bloom is a lyrical monstrosity. He is a Paint-By-Number rapper who follows around trends like a lost puppy, humping the legs of other more enterprising artists. Each song is a […]

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Todd Rundgren Says ‘Beware’ to Trump Supporters at Concerts

The cover art for Todd Rundgren’s latest album, ‘White Knight’; Photo: Cleopatra Records Not every artists gets into politics, but when they do, they’re typically all-in. This is the case with chameleon singer-songwriter legend Todd Rundgren, […]

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Chris Stapleton Stands up for the Forever Need for Pop Songs

Christ Stapleton talking to Anthony Mason of ‘CBS This Morning’; Photo: CBS This Morning The Grammy-winning country artist Chris Stapleton doesn’t write songs for the money, he recently told CBS This Morning, saying artists who do […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Funky DL

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Conspiracy Theorists Incriminate Father John Misty in Pizzagate after New Twitter Video

Misty singing his impromptu song about fired FBI Director, James Comey; Photo: @fathjohnmisty/Twitter Just a few hours after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because he didn’t like the Russiagate investigation, Father John […]

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Lyricapsule: Marley is Taken From Us; May 11, 1981

Cancer took Bob Marley from the world on this day back in 1981. The reggae legend was 36-years-young. As with most of Marley’s tunes, their pliability was what made them classics, rife with religious plugs, but presented […]

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Travis Scott Gives Out Another Ring after Fan Raps with Him in Concert

Travis Scott performing at the Rolling Loud Festival; Photo: The305.com/YouTube Now we know you can get a Travis Scott ring even without jumping from a third floor balcony at one of his shows. You don’t […]

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Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’ has a Secret Fourth Verse that Thickens the Plot

Carly Simon dropping vain knowledge in her official video for ‘You’re So Vain’; Photo: Iris Records The plot thickens in the story of “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon, who refuses to reveal whom the […]

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Lyricapsule: John Wayne Gacy, Jr. is Executed; May 10, 1994

We made a mention of the day police moved in on John Wayne Gacy Jr.’s horror house back in December of 2011. But today marks the day that Illinois decided to execute the notorious serial killer back […]

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