Switched on Pop
Switched on Pop
Vulture
ICYMI: The End Of Pop Music As We Know It: Fall Out Boy & Charli XCX
48 minutes Posted Jan 5, 2021 at 9:04 am.
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Is it true that all pop music sounds the same today? For the past year the “pop-drop” has dominated the airwaves. This new form of EDM infused pop came out of DJ culture and has infused its sound with every mainstream act like Lady Gaga and Coldplay. Tiring of this sound, some artists are finding creative ways to parody this pop trope. The rock outfit Fall Out Boy’s “Young And Menace” demonstrates equal parts mastery and mockery of the pop-drop. And PC Music, a rising art-music label out of London, skewers the whole of pop cliché on their mixtape collaboration with Charli XCX. After this episode, we promise you’ll be ready to move on to new sounds. Luckily, listeners have collaborated to create a new favorites playlist to help you cleanse your palette.

This episode was originally published May 2017.

SONGS DISCUSSED

The Chainsmokers – Closer

Kygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me

Lady Gaga – The Cure

Fall Out Boy – Sugar We’re Going Down

Fall Out Boy – Young And Menace

Jay Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)

Ariana Grande – Into You

Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm

Drake – Passionfruit

Postmodern Jukebox – Sugar We’re Going Down Swinging

Britney Spears – Oops! I Did It Again

Skrillex – Bangarang

DJ Snake – Middle

Beyoncé – Love On Top

Icona Pop – I Love It (feat. Charlie XCX)

Iggy Azalea – Fancy ft. Charli XCX

Selena Gomez – Same Old Love

Charli XCX – 3AM (Pull Up) (feat. MØ)

Hannah Diamond – Every Night

Bronze – Thy Slaughter

Danny L Harle – Super Natural (ft. Carly Rae Jepsen)

SOPHIE – JUST LIKE WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE

A.G. Cook – Superstar

Ariana Grande – Side To Side

Coon Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra – I’m Gonna Charleston Back To Charleston

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