Hot Local Singles is a podcast about level-headed opinions on pop music.
Josh and Juan discuss Spotify pop, stan culture and more – all within a rating binary of ‘hot’ or ‘local’ – as pop music continues its decade-long shift from ubiquitous culture machine to niche subgenre.
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Water and Vibes
The boys return to discuss Charli XCX's CRASH, Rosalia's MOTOMAMI, plus The Slap at the Oscars, Drain Gang, pop industry lawsuits and more.
Hurricane Sl*t Pop
Today we discuss British hurricane names, a new but familiar EP by Kim Petras and Dr Luke called Slut Pop, Azealia Banks inserting herself into Julia Fox and Kanye West's split, "A Vibe Shift Is Coming", and we return to a topic from last episode: India Arie on Joe Rogan. Plus: the Freedom Convoy, Trixie and Katya and more.
War and Cringe
Can I take you to the airport? Today we get to the bottom of Charli XCX's 'Beg For You', discuss the legacy musicians up against Joe Rogan and Spotify, and wonder where Adele went wrong... plus we rate new songs by Ecco2k and Bladee, Grimes, Hikaru Utada, Uffie, Mø and Tove Lo.
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Today we discuss FKA twigs' CAPRISONGS, Aaliyah’s forthcoming reanimated corpse of an album, RuPaul going hyperpop and the darkness of RHOSLC and Hype House.
Top 10 Indie Sleaze Moments
Today we discuss Wordle, Kanye West and Julia Fox, The Real Housewives of Project Runway, The Golden Globes, 'The Curse of Von Dutch', 'Red Rocket' and 'Don't Look Up', Juan’s new job in the clickbait mines, three subcultures predicted to make a comeback this year, and who The Weeknd is pandering to with 'Dawn FM'.
Nadia Oh AGAINZT Farrah Abraham: Hot Like Wow vs My Teenage Dream Ended (unlocked)
Nadia's HOT LIKE WOW (2008) is in Josh's corner. Juan's Team Farrah for MY TEENAGE DREAM ENDED (2012).
First we listen to songs by the girlies to get everyone caught up, then we discuss their baffling and contrasting receptions as outsider artists, the entire genres they may have inspired, the mystery lurking behind their careers and what it all means for POPTIMISM™.
PS: our first Hot Local Singles Radio Hour airs later today on Patreon
that moment when juan, a queen, comes across josh, another queen, and discuss how to best maximize their joint slay
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