Bad Bunny

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December 24, 2018

Reggaeton

For the past two years, Latin trap kingpin Bad Bunny has virtually owned a place on the singles charts. His debut LP kicks both Latin pop, urbano, and trap paradigms in the teeth with mad sonics, and crush collisions of tropical, hip-hop, electro, and militant dembow all commingle and clash while furthering the gospel of Latin trap he's been mining since his SoundCloud days. Here's to a speedy recovery from COVID-19.

- Thom Jurek

Britney Spears

The Essential Britney Spears

August 20, 2013

Dance-Pop

Recommending a greatest hits set from one of the biggest pop stars of the past 20 years isn't exactly going out on a limb, but it's nonetheless impressive to go back and hear these songs all in one place. This two-disc set also offers a rough outline of the trajectory of modern pop, as we follow Britney's career from her work with Max Martin and the Neptunes, and onward into the 2010s with the likes of Kesha and will.i.am.

- Chris Steffen