What we'll be listening to, watching, and reading to sate our pop culture needs.
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We’re so ready for the Oscars, not least of which because it means we can finally kiss awards season, and all these insipid red carpets, good-bye. And we’ll do it to the tune of Estelle, who’s graced us with another treat-filled soul album. That and so much more.
It’s about time our favorite wig wrangler and B-52s icon unleashed her solo talents on the world—at 66 she’s finally giving us a taste of what she’s like on her own. After 40 years with one of pop’s most party-friendly (and influential) bands, Pierson teamed up with co-writer and producer Sia for Guitars and Microphones, an album that revels in her forever powerful voice, and includes all of the great lyrical themes we love her for: LGBT rights, feminism, and, above all, fun.
With two main protagonists, the unbelievably beautiful Barb and the incredibly talented but physically repelling Lily, Amanda Filipacchi’s new novel confronts readers with the constantly reinforced notion that beauty matters, so much more than we wish it did.
Estelle’s new concept album represents the stages of a relationship—from passion and sex to heartbreak—and we love them all. The U.K. singer’s fourth full-length, True Romance, might not have a mega-hit like 2008’s “American Boy” but its hints of ’90s house and ’70s sultriness and all-over soul have us hooked.
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