Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Is Still (Right) on Top (of That Rose)

There is no better occasion than now to revisit director Stephen Herek’s 1991 sleeper Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. It’s summer-ish, contemporary retroism has the movie’s keen sense of style looking relevant, and our species has not yet been wiped from the face of our planet. If you haven’t seen it, you should…

The Jonas Brothers Reunion Was a Good Idea After All

Y: Jonas Brothers, “I Believe” – I’ve been to the year 2019. Not much has changed, but the Jonas Brothers are back, baby! The Disney Channel alums’ new album is hit-or-miss as a whole, but it’s still enough to make me concede that a reunion may have been a good idea after all. 10 years after Lines, Vines, and Trying

Carly Rae Jepsen's Dedicated Is a Great Pop Album (But Is It Actually Any Good?)

On Sunday, I woke up with two alternating songs stuck in my head: “Happy Not Knowing” and “The Sound.” Both come from Carly Rae Jepsen’s fourth album, Dedicated, which dropped Friday and was the topic of an argument I’d been having in my head for much of the weekend. I could recognize the album’s bouquet of charms and…

Dionne Warwick and Krayzie Bone Make Beautiful Music Together

It sure is: Halsey, “Nightmare” - Uh, Halsey is the Paul Revere of the impending nu-metal revival. Who knew? Stylistically, “Nightmare” is her take on rap-rock (where rock is defined by, I don’t know, the guitar-less offerings of Twenty One Pilots.) It’s interesting to see a vintage genre defined by machismo and…

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