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  1. The Trainwreck Comedy Tour Explains Amy SchumerShe’s speaking truthfully from the inside of success.
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    Disco Godfather Giorgio Moroder Goes Back to the Future on Déjà VuThe disco futurist returns with his first solo album in 30 years.
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    The Highs and Lows of the 2015 Governors Ball Music FestivalDrake’s boner faces, Lana Del Rey’s shortcomings, and more.
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    Florence & the Machine’s Transitional New AlbumMore harp, please. 
  5. The Enigmatic PC Music Is Ready for Real LifeAn interview with the secretive U.K. label’s A.G. Cook and Hannah Diamond.
  6. Miley Cyrus Gleefully Makes ’Em Squirm at the Adult Swim Upfronts PartyFreaking out the suits at the Adult Swim upfronts party. 
  7. art
    Yoko Ono and the Myth That Deserves to DieWith a MoMA exhibit, the misunderstood artist has arrived.
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    Blur’s The Magic Whip Is a Weird, Lovely Return to FormThe Magic Whip isn’t as immediate as the band’s most inspired work, but over repeated listens, I’ve found it blooms into something immersive, complex, and understatedly lovely.
  9. Montage of Heck and the Impossible Kurt CobainThere’s a gap between “authorized” and absolutely true.
  10. profile
    The Post-Gender, Post-Genre Charm of Indie Music’s Newest Star Shamir Bailey is the best possible version of a 20-year-old.
  11. music
    Everybody ‘Pulling a Beyoncé’ Has Given Me Surprise-Album FatigueFollowing pop music right now is exhausting.
  12. dig it!
    The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle on His 8 Favorite Wrestling Promo VideosJohn Darnielle is a man of many enthusiasms.
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    ‘Is That All There Is?’ Is a Very Mad Men SongIn all of television history, has there ever been a musical cue more inevitable?
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    Who Did the Best Talking Heads Cover at Last Night’s David Byrne Tribute?It was a night of yelpy singing, jittery dancing, and at least one comically oversize suit. 
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    Album Review: Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly Is Awe-InspiringIt’s the most grandiose rap record since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
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    Madonna Sounds Current — and Empty — on Rebel HeartThe album’s beats sound like they’re having more fun than she is. 
  17. Secret Girl: Decoding Kim Gordon’s Eternal CoolDigging into the memoir of an indie-rock sphinx.
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    Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Is a Soulless TriumphDrake sounds tougher, but not better. 
  19. Did Empire Kind of Dis Chris Brown Last Night?“When you write a song about how much you hate women, it makes you look like a little bitch.”
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    Kanye Was Right: Beyoncé Was Robbed at the GrammysLeave it to the Grammys — the only awards show that can make an upset more boring than the widely predicted outcome.
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    Please, Don’t Let Iggy Azalea Win the Best Rap Album GrammyIggy Azalea is basically the Sarah Palin of rap.
  22. concert review
    Concert Review: Diana Ross Reopens Kings TheatreExcess and uplift at the refurbished Brooklyn venue.
  23. super bowl
    Katy Perry Was Upstaged by Missy Elliott at Her Own Halftime ShowMissy stole the show. 
  24. music
    10 Reasons 2015 Is Already a Better Year for Music Than 2014Okay, we can finally admit it: 2014 was kind of a garbage year for music.
  25. An Open Letter to the Jerk at This Week’s Savages ShowJust … don’t.
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    Backstreet Boys on Their New Warts-and-All Doc“We were like, ‘What the heck is a boy band?’”
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    Björk Is at Her Most Human on VulnicuraA breakup album for aliens — and earthlings.
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    Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities to Love Is a Rock TriumphAfter ten years away, the band roars back with No Cities to Love. 
  29. music review
    Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special Transcends PasticheWith help from Bruno Mars and Michael Chabon, the producer proves he’s more than the sum of his influences.
  30. Rae Sremmurd Are Rap’s Most Fun New WeirdosThe duo’s Sremmlife turns positivity into a kind of defiance.
  31. encounter
    Talking to Animal Collective’s Panda BearHe also has a lot of questions about elephant dung.
  32. playlists
    10 Female Punk Songs You Needed to Hear in 2014White Lung, Sleater-Kinney, Perfect Pussy, and more.
  33. D’Angelo’s Black Messiah Is a Sly, Bold ComebackYes, it was worth the wait. But it’s worth more than that, too.
  34. radio vulture
    Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint Is a Badass Breakup AlbumSo much depended upon The Pinkprint. Too much, probably.
  35. year in culture 2014
    The 20 Best Songs of 2014Tinashe! Taylor Swift! FKA Twigs! Katy Perry!
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    The 32 Best Pop Albums of 2014Frankie Cosmos! St. Vincent! Run the Jewels!
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    Kanye, Springsteen, and Bono-less U2 Were Awesome Last NightChris Martin, a little less so.
  38. radio vulture
    3 of the New Songs on Beyoncé: Platinum Edition Are GreatLet’s take a closer look at the spoils of the Platinum Edition and subject them to a highly scientific rating system.
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    One Direction and Nick Jonas Are Changing the Rules About How Boy Bands Grow UpTransitioning into life after boy band has always been a delicate dance, but two new albums make me wonder if the rules are changing.
  40. music
    Hatsune Miku Is a Piece of Software. She May Also Be the Future of Music.She has opened for Lady Gaga, collaborated with Pharrell, and sung more than 100,000 songs.
  41. radio vulture
    Azealia Banks’s New Album Is Good Enough to Make You Care About Her AgainBroke With Expensive Taste isn’t a masterpiece, but …
  42. chat room
    Usher on Tonight’s MSG Show and Why His New Album Is Taking So Long“I’ll be finished when it’s out.”
  43. radio vulture
    3 Great New Albums That Aren’t by Taylor SwiftA few albums came out in the past few weeks that were not 1989. Here are three of my favorites.
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    Taylor Swift’s 1989 Is Her Most Conservative Album YetIf the past decade in pop has often felt like a dark, twisted, apocalyptic rager, Swift has been its designated driver.
  45. radio vulture
    Did Taylor Swift Rip Off Lorde and Lana Del Rey?“Wildest Dreams” sounds like it was strung together from phrases sputtered out by a Lana Del Rey Twitter bot.
  46. radio vulture
    Listen to Panda Bear’s Excellent New Single, ‘Mr Noah’It sort of sounds like a playground chant drifting across an adjacent nuclear power-plant in a dubiously zoned part of town.
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    Album Review: Jessie Ware’s Tough LoveTough Love finds her venturing just far enough out of her comfort zone to breathe new life into her sound.
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    On Their 9th Album, Weezer Apologize for Their Previous 6But in the end Everything Will Be Alright in the End is all talk, making too many promises on which it can’t quite deliver.
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    What If Drake Covered Weezer’s Pinkerton? A Track-by-Track ImaginingDrake could turn “getchoo” into a really sexy word.
  50. radio vulture
    Jessie J’s Sweet Talker Tries a Little Too HardThe first rule of divadom: The moment of silence in “I Will Always Love You” is even more important than the Note. 
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