Episode 11: Where's the Beef?

May 22, 2017, 09:22 AM

This week, why Harry Styles didn't saturate the charts, a consideration of all the One Direction boys' solo careers, and Katy Perry's pitiful Swish Swish.

Ann Powers' opus on Harry Styles and rock masculinity is here: http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/05/16/528617874/styles-of-the-times

Mitski's brilliant piece on how we project fantasies onto Styles is here: http://www.talkhouse.com/one-projection-harry-styles-art-idealism/

As ever, all of this week's notable tracks are in our rolling Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/snapes/playlist/2J6T6Ks6rQNNe9vUeu24ON

Laura's most-listened-to song this week is “Being Special” by Sophia Kennedy and Fraser's is “Bad Liar” by Selena Gomez.

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