Alex’s Pop Music Vault: Every Britney Spears Song, Ranked

In celebration of my 30th birthday, and the 20th anniversary of 'Oops!...I Did It Again', the song that made me and so many other young gay guys fall in love with pop music, here is my personal ranking of every Britney Spears song, including B-Sides and features, ranked according to my taste aka correctly. I … Continue reading Alex’s Pop Music Vault: Every Britney Spears Song, Ranked

Alex’s Pop Music Vault: 10 Years of Rihanna’s ‘Rated R’

by Alex Knepper Rated R is Rihanna's Blackout. It's nocturnal, aggressive, slightly sinister, and comes from a place of genuine emotional desperation and an exhaustion with everyone's expectations of her. From the album cover, we can tell what the attitude of this record is going to be: in the metallic close-up of her face, Rihanna, … Continue reading Alex’s Pop Music Vault: 10 Years of Rihanna’s ‘Rated R’

Alex’s Pop Music Vault: Rihanna – ‘Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary’

by Alex Knepper As I'm coming up on 30, I think it would be a fun project to chronicle some of the best songs I have come across over the years in my typically-gay obsession with melodic pop sung by women. I don't claim any great original taste in this department, but my curation of … Continue reading Alex’s Pop Music Vault: Rihanna – ‘Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary’