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Caryn Ganz

Reporter

  • 100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year

    Let's go crazy: The standout songs from radio's 'Thriller' season

    • Music
  • MTV VMAs 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments

    Beyoncé's stunning performance, Taylor Swift's pop breakout and more highs and lows from MTV's most outrageous night

    • TV & Movies
  • 5 Seconds of Summer

    It's been 15 years since LFO sang "I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch" on a smash single called "Summer Girls." Michael Cliord, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin were toddlers back then, but whatever the decade, teens sure don't tire of cute boys singing about babes and clothes. These four Aussies with […]

    • Album Reviews
  • Ultraviolence

    Three years ago, Lana Del Rey seemed to hatch into existence as a fully formed provocateur: She has introduced previously untasted flavors to pop music (her slow, torchy genre of choice might best be described as "Calvin Klein Eternity commercial") and shaped herself into as crafty a video star as Lady Gaga, making her racy, […]

    • Album Reviews
  • In the Lonely Hour

    Where do lonely hearts go? British singer Sam Smith, 21, has written a dissertation on the question with his debut LP. Smith – a gifted blue-eyed-soulster with Barry Gibb's flexible falsetto and Mark Ronson's ear for throwback grooves – got noticed last year for his vocals on house duo Disclosure's slow jam "Latch." With In […]

    • Album Reviews
  • Ghost Stories

    Since we met Chris Martin 14 years ago, he's been a trusted emotional shepherd, nudging us to hear the clanging bells, marvel at the stars, glow in the dark, obey our hearts. But what happens when he doesn't have someone to write all those lush ballads for?  Coldplay's sixth album is called Ghost Stories, and […]

    • Album Reviews
  • Lady Gaga Ends Seven-Day Roseland Residency With NYC Venue's Last Show

    New York native keeps her set tight and emotions in check as midtown club closes its doors

    • Music
  • Neon Trees' Tyler Glenn: Gay, Mormon and Finally Out

    Growing up in the church, Neon Trees' frontman Tyler Glenn always held his secrets tight. Now he doesn't care if everybody talks.

    • Music
  • Britney Spears in Las Vegas: 5 Best and 5 Saddest Moments

    Pop star launches two-year 'Piece of Me' residency at Sin City's Planet Hollywood with mixed results

    • Music
  • Artpop

    Lady Gaga is at her peak when she's playing the neon queen of all the world's outcasts. And with her constant prodding, her Little Monsters have filled the biggest big tent in modern pop. But in the five years since Stefani Germanotta's arrival, weird has become the currency that overwhelmingly fuels pop culture – from […]

    • Album Reviews