The End Of Pop Music As We Know It: Fall Out Boy & Charli XCX

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.

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)
  • 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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