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2019 Future Mainstream Classics

[Image Credit: Bad Guy Official Video] Pop music will never be low brow again. A look at the 2010s decade-end lists from classic and indie rock publications such as Rolling Stones and Pitchfork reveal shockingly improved critical adoration for pop music, especially when contrasted with the 2000s overwhelmingly pop-bashing approaches by the very same journalism…

Who are the Kings & Queens of Pop? Future Mainstream Classics Revisited

Trendy yet timeless. This Spotify playlist is a nostalgic trip through the last 20 years, highlighting top Billboard hits from 1998-present which still sound fresh today. When I first started the Future Mainstream Classics series back on December 2012, Spotify was still in its early days, Beyoncé just came off from the under-performing 4 with seemingly fading…

1 Year, 13 Trips: My 2018 Travel in Review

54 days. 13 trips. 8 countries. ONLY 6.5 leave days taken! I started this blog with the principle that anyone can travel, even if you have a 9-to-5. In many ways, 2018 was a hectic year. I was involved in a massive project in my company and ended up neglecting most of my personal life, my…

2018 Future Mainstream Classics

[Image Credit: New Rules Official Video] 2018 is a barren wasteland for pop music. It reminds me of those darker days of mid-2000s when the pop well ran dried and hip-hop become a thang before a certain Miss Germanotta shook up the industry. During those days, I ran under the cover of alternative chanteuses like Björk, Radiohead and…