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Pop music 2016: the downers and dirges

Pop music 2016: the downers and dirges

Lana Heltzel, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2017

2016 was a brutal year for pop music. The industry lost some of its most iconic stars— David Bowie, Prince, George Michael etc. and the year’s chart-toppers seemed to match the mood. Defined largely by downtempo and turning towards a detached, electronic sound (EDM seems to be the trend of the future),...