Tag: Lorde

  • Have the Grammys Finally Fixed Their Voting Problem? We’ll Find Out Sunday

    For the first time in the 59-year history of the Grammys, there’s not a single white man nominated for the biggest award of the year. Instead, the Album of the Year category is stacked with diverse names: Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and Bruno Mars. And that diversity extends across the board. Jay-Z leads with eight […]

  • Pazz & Jop Comments: Top Albums and Singles

    Kyle McGovern Jay-Z, 4:44: The hip-hop Sinatra has finally made his September of My Years.  Simon Vozick-Levinson I hated [Selena Gomez’s] “Bad Liar” the first time I heard it, loved it the third time, and now believe it to be a canonically genius tribute to the timeless experience of going about one’s day with a Talking […]

  • SZA, Lorde, and the Pazz & Jop Rise of Songs of the Self

    In some ways, Katy Perry, ever a woman of the zeitgeist, understood perfectly how the cards were shuffled in 2017. After years of making ooey-gooey songs that kept step with whatever trends were then dominating radio, she took a turn to something more political, more strident, on her latest album, Witness. Trump’s victory was, Perry […]

  • Pazz & Jop: It’s Kendrick’s and Cardi’s World. We’re All Just Living in It.

    Pazz and Jop Results illustration

    The Top 100 Albums of 2017 1. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN, Top Dawg/Interscope, 1756 points 2. SZA, CTRL, Top Dawg/RCA, 942 3. St. Vincent, Masseduction, Loma Vista, 899 4. Lorde, Melodrama, Lava/Republic, 724 5. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound, Southeastern, 548 6. War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding, Atlantic, 513 7. Slowdive, […]