Jack Antonoff, putting the fun. into the pop side project.
Hooked on classics: charting pop music's use of Symphony No.5 by Jean Sibelius. Wait, come back!
Niall on the 'Nile. It had to happen eventually.
Pop stars: leading more interesting lives than you and I since, well, forever.
1988, and Five Star become a Leather Proposition.
Summer is coming.
1981. There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?
In any other industry, a knock-off might be considered a bad thing. In pop, as Dan Poliak explains, it's often anything but.
First there was the Power Ballad. And then, thanks to Alphaville, came the NUCLEAR POWER BALLAD.
Dan Poliak, invoking the memory of the Spice Girls to make a point about AC/DC and the Fist Pump Anthem. Business as usual then.
Girl Power, a decade early: it's the brilliant Mint Juleps.
No more champagne and the fireworks are through - the holiday season may be over, but Stewart can still spare a thought for a song that was lost in the Christmas rush 34 years ago.
Behold! Into the Popvoid's Single of the Year for 2015: the very wonderful St. Lucia and the amazing "Dancing on Glass".
We've all woken up in a stranger's bed with a sense of deep shame. Only The Divine Comedy would dare set that to an orchestra.
Disturbing talk of blindfolds! Family trauma! CHIME-Y BITS! It's a Mew Christmas... *books flight to Denmark*
Christmas time is here -and there's no better way to kick it off than with a faintly depressing song about snowfall not amounting to very much. The gorgeous, timeless and plain brilliant Just Like Christmas by Low.
In which we imagine a PWL theme park, complete with a rampaging gene-spliced Sinitta.
America had loved them for a decade, but in the UK there was a total eclipse of Heart until 1987.
A (chart) countdown conundrum for the ages: why isn't Solange a superstar?
Pop abhors a vacuum, so it's a brave person who takes five years to follow up their debut album. Stewart on the bulletproof (but not time-proof) La Roux.