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The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.

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The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
423 Ratings
423 Ratings
queenfan050891 ,

Fawning over anyone with a penis.

They need a permanent woman-identifying cohost. It’s ridiculous. Joe C will bend over backwards to say how amazing someone as bland and boring like Charlie Puth and then feel the need to say, “it’s not for me, but here’s X song” by women artists. It’s really frustrating and especially apparent in the episode about Kelly Clarkson and P!nk.

hyp3rballad ,

Pretentious and narrow-minded - don't waste your time

I listened to the Maggie Rogers review and was dumbfounded by how narrowminded and ridiculous you sound. Jon asked, "Pharrell, have you never heard music before?". Are you serious? He has multiple Grammy's and has recorded in various genres. Yes, he's heard music before. He wasn't comparing Maggie with Wu-Tang, as if they are "the same". He was referring to their uniqueness. No one in America is really doing what she's doing. PLUS, she stood out from the other students he had just listened to, providing constructive criticism. Telling them to find their own sound, as they each came off as carbon copies of artists they admire. When he heard Maggie's song, also a student, he was blown away by the lyrics (he complimented her folk background) and the structure of the song, from the beats, to the harmonies, and the break. "Alaska" was exactly what he was trying to convey to the rest of the class, in that it was unique and it was her own thing. Also, it doesn't matter how many times you've listened to the song, it's still a great song. Yet, these clowns want to talk about everything but, like gossipy mean girls. If you enjoy listening to pretentious, narrow-minded podcasters who think they're funny, this one is for you. If you prefer reviews with substance, skip this and find something else.

Brevardt ,

Relevant and entertaining

I super love that Jon C can have fun moments about Charlie Puth and then also go in with reporting on latest episode about Ryan Adams. Keep it up fab people!

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