Douglas Greenwood

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Why are we sleeping on pop’s queer women?

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching two women-led acts play a sell out show at Village Underground, channelling the...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Nicki Minaj is an ex-pop star. Good for her

Nicki Minaj might struggle to fill an arena in 2019, but she sure knows how to work a crowd. Minaj put on a wild performance...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Billie Eilish is the antidote to the pop world’s false smiles – and a role model-cum-peer for her female...

I find myself writing about the aspirations of fanbases a lot these days. Perhaps thats's because, as a kid, my goal was to bring...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Is the ‘Wonderwall bloke’ killing off the male pop heartthrob?

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I want to make something clear: the acoustic guitar has single-handedly ruined pop music for...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Trash-pop star Slayyyter has sent queer pop lovers into a spin; now the mainstream awaits

Being knowingly trashy and hyper-aware of the cultural climate is a surefire sign that a pop star can find love online in 2019. In the...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Can you make a brilliant pop album in two weeks? Well, Ariana did.

Even today, some 12 years later, I distinctly remember the day Leona Lewis returned from a near year long studio session with her first...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: warbling, twee, ‘authentic’ EmotiPop anti-stars are ruining my beloved trashy pop culture

I can't tell you how sad it was to see my queen Rita Ora's long-awaited sophomore album 'Phoenix' chart outside of the UK Top...

Pop is Not A Dirty Word: ‘Unperfect’ are tearing up the girl pop rule book, and it’s about bloody time

The Spice Girls, Atomic Kitten, All Saints, Sugababes, Girls Aloud, The Saturdays and Little Mix: this is the exhaustive list of every truly great...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: How should we feel about pop stars searching their own name on Twitter?

A pop star logging to Twitter and searching for their own name is a brutal act of self sabotage. Whether they're looking for praise...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Every amazing pop song that got slept on in 2018

Ah, 2018. The year when the charts went to shit and then Ariana Grande returned from war to save us all. It's been a mixed...
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