May 18, 2019

Kendall Jenner Is Keeping Her Love Life Private After What Happened To Her Sisters

As most younger siblings do, Kendall Jenner is learning from her older sister’s misfortunes when it comes to love. Jenner covers Vogue Australia ’s June issue and told the magazine about how watching her siblings’ relationships in the spotlight made he...
May 18, 2019

HBO Is Ready To Fill The GOT-Sized Hole In Your Heart With His Dark Materials

Just before the final episode of Game of Thrones airs, HBO is here with a preview of their new show to make the withdrawals a bit easier.His Dark Materials is based on Phillip Pullman book trilogy by the same name. If you’re looking for another big-bud...
May 17, 2019

Family inherits field of forgotten Ferraris

Left to rot.
May 17, 2019

The Daily Spike: Spike visits new places – and stays cool the entire time

Oh, the Places you’ll go, Spike!
May 17, 2019

Carly Rae Jepsen Is Dedicated, If Not Obsessed, With Every Facet of Love

If you love being and love and haven’t listened to Carly Rae Jepsen since “Call Me Maybe ” in 2012, now is the time to retool your summer playlists and let 2019 be the year you come back home to Jepsen. Having a crush (and making out, and falling in love) never sounded as good as Jepsen makes them sound on Dedicated, her fourth LP.

While nothing approaches the viral appeal of “Maybe,” a song so insanely catchy that it is likely to overshadow the rest of her career, Dedicated is loaded with tracks worth having a kitchen dance party to. It harkens back to ‘80s pop production with a touch of the early 2010s and follows the path she started going down with her critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful previous album, E-motions. Unlike the trends most current pop is following, down a darker path both musically and lyrically, CRJ is sticking to the kind of light, happy music and lyrics that work for roller skating or soundtracking the first kiss of the summer. The first track, “Julien,” is an ode to that person you’ll always be in love with, and it’s followed by three more perfect dance pop songs about relationships. The album, loaded down with 15 tracks, meanders a bit in the middle as it explores love from all the angles, getting a bit repetitive with “Everything He Needs,” a sweaty song about sex.

The tracks are up and down from there, hitting it out of the ballpark with “Happy Not Knowing” (a track about dodging one's feelings), “Automatically in Love” (an all-too-rare these days track about love at first sight), and “For Sure” (the most upbeat breakup song you’ve heard in a minute). CRJ’s aesthetic feels like the middle ground between Robyn’s pop for intelligent listeners, rife with complicated melodies and song structures, and Taylor Swift’s grandiose pop experiment on “ME!.” She aims to tap into a universal feeling and bring back upbeat music to the mainstream.

It’s unlikely that CRJ will ever replicate the success of her biggest hit, but it’s clear she doesn’t want to — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn't come along for her ride. The woman knows a good time when she hears one.

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May 17, 2019

Carly Rae Jepsen Is Dedicated, If Not Obsessed, With Every Facet of Love

If you love being and love and haven’t listened to Carly Rae Jepsen since “Call Me Maybe ” in 2012, now is the time to retool your summer playlists and let 2019 be the year you come back home to Jepsen. Having a crush (and making out, and falling in love) never sounded as good as Jepsen makes them sound on Dedicated, her fourth LP.

While nothing approaches the viral appeal of “Maybe,” a song so insanely catchy that it is likely to overshadow the rest of her career, Dedicated is loaded with tracks worth having a kitchen dance party to. It harkens back to ‘80s pop production with a touch of the early 2010s and follows the path she started going down with her critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful previous album, E-motions. Unlike the trends most current pop is following, down a darker path both musically and lyrically, CRJ is sticking to the kind of light, happy music and lyrics that work for roller skating or soundtracking the first kiss of the summer. The first track, “Julien,” is an ode to that person you’ll always be in love with, and it’s followed by three more perfect dance pop songs about relationships. The album, loaded down with 15 tracks, meanders a bit in the middle as it explores love from all the angles, getting a bit repetitive with “Everything He Needs,” a sweaty song about sex.

The tracks are up and down from there, hitting it out of the ballpark with “Happy Not Knowing” (a track about dodging one's feelings), “Automatically in Love” (an all-too-rare these days track about love at first sight), and “For Sure” (the most upbeat breakup song you’ve heard in a minute). CRJ’s aesthetic feels like the middle ground between Robyn’s pop for intelligent listeners, rife with complicated melodies and song structures, and Taylor Swift’s grandiose pop experiment on “ME!.” She aims to tap into a universal feeling and bring back upbeat music to the mainstream.

It’s unlikely that CRJ will ever replicate the success of her biggest hit, but it’s clear she doesn’t want to — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn't come along for her ride. The woman knows a good time when she hears one.

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May 17, 2019

The Cast Of Charlie Says Vs. Their Real Life Manson Family Counterparts

With Netflix’s releases of Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, movies about well-known serial murders and who or what contributed to their crimes are at an all-time high. The next criminal Ho...
May 17, 2019

The Cast Of Charlie Says Vs. Their Real Life Manson Family Counterparts

With Netflix’s releases of Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, movies about well-known serial murders and who or what contributed to their crimes are at an all-time high. The next criminal Ho...
May 17, 2019

Why letting the IRS decide the future of news is a bad idea

Throngs of Santa Barbara News-Press readers, rallying in 2006 AP Photo/Michael A. MariantAfter nearly 150 years in business – as a business – The Salt Lake Tribune wants to become a nonprofit. But first its owner must get approval from the Internal Re...
May 17, 2019

Why letting the IRS decide the future of news is a bad idea

Throngs of Santa Barbara News-Press readers, rallying in 2006 AP Photo/Michael A. MariantAfter nearly 150 years in business – as a business – The Salt Lake Tribune wants to become a nonprofit. But first its owner must get approval from the Internal Re...