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Larry Fitzmaurice

  1. vulture lists
    Every It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Episode, RankedThe Gang gets ranked.
  2. vulture lists
    All 169 Seinfeld Episodes, Ranked From Worst to BestA critical look back at the iconic sitcom.
  3. timelines
    How Woodstock 50 Imploded Right Before Our Eyes: A TimelineFrom definitely sort of canceled to definitely sort of uncanceled to officially canceled. Here’s what the hell happened.
  4. fact check
    What Did Martin Scorsese Make Up in Rolling Thunder Revue: a Bob Dylan Story?The Netflix doc blends fact and fiction so seamlessly you might not know what to believe.
  5. yikes
    The 21 Wildest Celebrity Stories From Moby’s Controversial Tell-all MemoirThe Natalie Portman and Lana Del Rey controversies are just the tip of the iceberg from the book sinking Moby’s career once again.
  6. tribeca film festival 2019
    Tribeca’s Sublime Doc Mostly Misses the PointThere’s a hurried slickness to Sublime that ultimately hampers any attempt to offer the definitive account of the band’s history.
  7. pay me what you owe me
    Bitch Better Have My Money: A Brief History of Artists Not Paying Their TaxesFrom Shakira to Lauryn Hill to Ja Rule, here are just some of the artists who’ve ducked out on the IRS.
  8. side hustles
    17 Indie Artists on Their Oddest Odd Jobs That Pay the Bills When Music Doesn’t“Even if you’re working full-time at McDonald’s, you’re gonna make more money than a lot of my peers.”
  9. music
    The Dirt Offers a Sanitized History of Mötley CrüeThe Dirt is, surprisingly, not that dirty.
  10. interview
    Marc Maron on Difficult Interviews, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, and More“Neil Young’s another one. I didn’t really know, going in, that he doesn’t like doing interviews … That started off pretty dicey.”
  11. what
    What It’s Like Seeing the ‘Butterfly’ Guys do ‘Butterfly’Sure, okay: Crazy Town played a tiny Brooklyn venue for some reason.
  12. the charts
    How Ariana Grande Dominated the ChartsHer success story is indicative of the ways in which chart success is measured circa 2019.
  13. music
    Exploring Avril Lavigne’s Complicated Influence“I remember thinking she was the penultimate [alternative] chick … I just wanted to be her so badly.”
  14. music
    Halsey Is Popular, But It’s Surprising That She’s Pulling Double Duty on SNLNonactors ranging from Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton to Frank Zappa and Justin Bieber have all had their shot at hosting. Why not Halsey?
  15. grammys 2019
    Here Are the High-Stakes Battles of the 2019 GrammysAriana Grande vs. Taylor Swift! Childish Gambino vs. Joyner Lucas! Drake vs. Drake!
  16. interview
    Cass McCombs on That Time He Painted a Room in the Trump Tower, Jam Bands, More“I regret everything. I don’t trust people who don’t regret things. Where to even get started with regret?”
  17. controversies
    Why Maroon 5’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Is Already a MessIt’s an unmistakable apex for a pop-rock band that’s survived myriad shifts in both genres, and seems like a precipice moment in their career.
  18. trend report
    How TV on the Radio Influenced Popular Rock MusicThey haven’t released an album in years, but their influence looms large.
  19. primer
    A Guide to James Blake’s Fascinating Back CatalogueYou might know him for his piano jams, but he’s got a lot of weird and brilliant stuff floating around out there.
  20. the festival circuit
    Where Do Music Festivals Go Now?What this year’s lineups tell us about the future of the music festival.
  21. music
    An Attempt at Defining Indie Music in the 2010sThe beginning of the ’00s offered multiple moments of major shifts in indie music, but this decade has been significantly murkier.
  22. the apocalypse
    MGMT, Parquet Courts, and the End of the WorldHow two bands became consumed with confronting and questioning the regular horrors of everyday society.
  23. zayn
    What’s Up With Zayn’s Solo Career?After he left One Direction, Zayn Malik seemed like he was gearing up for a major solo career … and then it didn’t really work. What happened?
  24. lights camera cgi
    Great Moments in Auto-Tune HistoryFrom the time that it was invented by some math guy to its liberal application by Kanye West, Auto-Tune has had a long and weird past.
  25. charlie puth
    The Year of Charlie PuthHe was hungies for success, and success was hungies for him.
  26. the internet
    Grimes’s Complicated Relationship With the InternetWhy do we care so much about what Grimes does?
  27. timeline
    Grimes: The Complete Timeline (So Far)Photos of Grimes and Elon Musk at the pumpkin patch not included.
  28. vulture lists
    10 Essential 1975 SongsHow to navigate their already-kind-of-overwhelming catalogue.
  29. vulture lists
    Revisiting Nathan for You’s Best and Worst Business IdeasFrom Valley’s Pizza Land to a surprisingly heartwarming gas-station scheme.
  30. hot cocoa
    Hobo Johnson Is About to Be HugeAnd it’s hard to define what type of music he actually makes.
  31. coldplay
    Head Full of Dreams Brings Coldplay Back Down to EarthIt’s an intimate look at the biggest band in the world.
  32. winter preview 2019
    Winter Music Preview: Bruce Springsteen, Ariana Grande, Meek Mill, and MoreLook out for new albums from a host of major figures, plus a few completely unpredictable surprises.
  33. doomsayers
    How Muse Became One of the World’s Biggest Rock BandsThe prog-rock heavyweights have functioned as something similar to a modern rock version of QAnon, with lyrics that dive into dystopian diatribes.
  34. vulture lists
    A Guide to Swedish Indie Music Beyond RobynFrom Jens Lekman to Tove Lo.
  35. what is real?
    Maybe Poppy’s Self-Aware Pop Music Is Too Self-AwareWhat’s real and what’s another trendy toy in Poppy’s postmodern playpen?
  36. where's the beef?
    The Ultimate 50 Cent Super-Villain TimelineAll the times the rapper caused trouble for his own amusement.
  37. deep cuts
    10 Robyn Deep Cuts Worth RevisitingYou already know the hits, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of other good stuff to (re)discover.
  38. memories
    How Indie Rock’s Class of 2008 Changed the Music IndustryChairlift, Passion Pit, and MGMT all released groundbreaking first albums, and then went on to quietly change the landscape of music as we know it.
  39. classic rock
    Who Is Greta Van Fleet’s Music For?This is word-of-mouth music for people who are more likely to literally use their mouth to recommend it instead of the internet.
  40. nostalgia
    Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, and Music’s Nostalgia ObsessionWhere else is anyone supposed to find comfort?
  41. human weirdness
    Why Do People Love to Hate Twenty One Pilots?And at what point do they just love Twenty One Pilots?
  42. timeline
    A Primer on UB40, the Band Brett Kavanaugh for Some Reason Wanted to FightWhat is even going on at this point?
  43. influences
    5 Extremely ’80s Albums That Influenced Wild Nothing’s IndigoBig budgets, weird sounds, and all!
  44. vulture lists
    Every Animal Collective Album, RankedFrom that time they made an album that played in reverse, to those other times when they made beautiful psychedelic music.
  45. vulture lists
    Every VMAs Video of the Year Award, Ranked From Worst to BestFrom that one super dated Dire Straits video to multiple Beyoncé videos, to that Neil Young video that got him banned from MTV for a while.
  46. music
    In 2018, Pop Searches for Its Next True NorthFor now, the compass is broken.
  47. success story
    What If Post Malone Is Here Forever?It’s looking pretty likely.
  48. vulture lists
    Every Drake Music Video, Ranked From Worst to BestInsert “Started From the Bottom” joke here.
  49. vulture lists
    We Ranked All the Songs on Spotify’s ‘Life Sucks’ PlaylistIn order of how effectively they convey the concept of life sucking.
  50. Father John Misty’s Weird Relationship With TwitterThe artist released a great new album, but he’s stayed out of the digital limelight.
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