"ArtPop" is an energetic mix of disco, darkwave, R&B and cheese, and while there are some sure-fire hits, the misses are far, far off the mark.
Miley Cyrus has been hell-bent on getting her new record 'Bangerz' to the top, and we have to give it to her - it's not half bad.
Licking seems to be the latest craze as Justin Bieber features in the new single from R&B artist Maejor Ali, calling on fans to "lick his lolly".
Three decades and 11 albums in, the Pet Shop Boys still feel like they are renting their place as unlikely pop stars.
The biggest awards night in British music honoured artists often left out of other international ceremonies.
Her half-time show at the Super Bowl was met by outrage and barbed comments, but there was some classic Madonna magic.
There is a fine line between dance that suggests surrendering to the spirit of pop, and movements that prompt passers-by to dial emergency services.
Lady Gaga was the big winner at last night's MTV Europe Music Awards, while Justin Bieber brushed off allegations that he had fathered a fan's child.
South Korean bands strike gold in the world's second-largest music market.
Lloyd Gedye is enchanted by Dear Reader's new album, Replace Why with Funny, and takes a listen to some great new international compilations.
She was a pop powerhouse whose songs lit up the 1980s. And now Cyndi Lauper is back, writes Caroline Sullivan.
Every now and then a spectacular musical force rises up from the landfill of throwaway hooks, sexy poses and layers of cheese.
During a lengthy reunion tour, The Police didn't necessarily resolve the conflicts that blew apart one of rock's most successful groups.