Pop music isn’t limited to stalwarts like Madonna and upstart sleaze/sugar addicts like Ke$ha. In fact, there’s a whole world of artists that seemingly contradict the genre, pop musicians with songs that are just as much bouncy, bubblegum, beat-filled fun as the average Top 40 single, but aren’t nearly popular enough. From the electro-pop heartland of Sweden to the cramped laptops of Brooklyn, there’s a lot of delicious pop that doesn’t get as much attention as it should. Our picks for musicians we wish would replace “Moves Like Jagger” already, after the jump.
The Montreal-based keyboard pop artist Claire Boucher, a.k.a. Grimes, makes creepy, infectious pop music, the kind that makes you want to go into your room, pull down the shade, and listen on repeat. Her fourth album in two years, Visions, comes out later this month, and we’d wager it’s going to be laced with her dizzying falsetto and more hooks than you can shake a stick at.
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