How Does Post Malone Sound Like Everything and Nothing?

How Does Post Malone Sound Like Everything and Nothing?

Some days, it feels like there is no pop star besides Post Malone. His music is astronomically popular and ubiquitous, and sounds like it could belong everywhere: a hip-hop club, a honky-tonk, a rock concert, a poolside bar.His new album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” debuted at No. 1 with the biggest streaming total of the year, and all of its songs hit the Billboard Hot 100, a sign of how well-suited Post Malone is to the streaming ecosystem. His songs sound like everything and nothing, and they barely come to a stop before bleeding into the next one.On this week’s Popcast, a conversation about how Post Malone catapulted to the top of the charts, and the questions — about genre, race and other things — that such a quick ascent tends to gloss over.On the Popcast: Jayson Greene, a contributing editor at Pitchfork and the author of “Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir”Jonah Weiner, a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine


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