album review

The Old Taylor Is Back on Lover and the Best She’s Been in Years

Lover finds Swift getting back to the business of writing aching, universal love songs, and business is good.
song review

Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks Come Full Circle on ‘Soon You’ll Get Better’

At this point, both Swift and the Chicks have fairly complicated relationships with country.
song review

Taylor and Miley Tell Two Tales of Love and Loss on ‘Lover’ and ‘Slide Away’

If there’s anything to be gleaned from these singers’ divergent walks, it’s that there’s no stress-proof way to live in the public eye.
  1. right click
    Barack Obama Drops Hottest Playlist of the SummerLizzo and Steely Dan alert!
  2. modern romance
    Don’t Even Think About Asking Taylor Swift About Joe AlwynNot even about Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk? Meh.
  3. the swiftverse
    Taylor Swift Stayed Politically Silent to Not Have Her Own Dixie Chicks Fallout“I watched country music snuff that candle out. The most amazing group we had, just because they talked about politics.”
  4. regrets
    Taylor Swift Says She’s All In for Election 2020The singer is “really remorseful for not saying anything” in 2016.
  5. album review
    The Old Taylor Is Back on Lover and the Best She’s Been in YearsLover finds Swift getting back to the business of writing aching, universal love songs, and business is good.
  6. songs of the week
    The Best New Songs of the Week: Charlie Puth, Missy Elliott, and Taylor SwiftListen to them all.
  7. song review
    Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks Come Full Circle on ‘Soon You’ll Get Better’At this point, both Swift and the Chicks have fairly complicated relationships with country.
  8. feuds
    Scooter Braun ‘Congratulates’ Taylor Swift on New Album“Supporting was always the healthier option.”
  9. new music
    Missy Elliott Releases New Music Video ‘Throw It Back’We’ve been graced by a new video and mixtape.
  10. vulture guides
    What Is Every Song on Taylor Swift’s Lover Actually About?Presenting the Sparknotes version of Lover: All the important themes and hidden messages behind each song, and nothing more.
  11. taylor swift
    Taylor Swift’s Lover Songs Ranked by Queer EnergyA Taylor Swift song or the plot of Carol? We have theories.
  12. song review
    ‘I Forgot That You Existed’ Is Taylor Swift in All Her Passive-Aggressive GloryIt’s self-care as snark.
  13. right click
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ Video Invites You Into Her Giant DollhouseThere’s also a magnetic force of a man.
  14. twitter
    Miley Just Wants to Be Miley Again After the Breakup, Dammit“You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking, foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar.”
  15. earworms
    The End-Credits Songs Forever Burned Into Former Movie-Theater Employees’ BrainsNot all of us had the luxury of leaving the theater when these songs played.
  16. meanwhile
    Did I Dream This Bizarre Press Conference From Michael Jackson’s Publicist?The singer’s former spokesperson held court this morning in D.C.
  17. look what you made her do
    Taylor Swift Confirms Plans to Rerecord All Her Old Albums“It’s something that I’m very excited about doing.”
  18. last night on late night
    The Kid Mero Goes Hard for Fleetwood Mac“That s*** slaps.”
  19. lawsuits
    Eminem’s Publisher Is Suing Spotify for Potential BillionsThe complaint also calls into question the constitutionality of the Music Modernization Act.
  20. good call
    Taylor Swift Read the Room and Removed the Worst Lyric From ‘ME!’Spelling isn’t actually that fun.
  21. the law
    Cardi B Reveals Her Spirit Powerpuff Girl in Court DepositionNot that you asked.
  22. hungies
    If You Broke Charlie Puth’s Heart, I Swear to God …He just released a new breakup song.
  23. hats!
    Barack Obama in Heated Custody Battle for … Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration HatTo be fair, it’s a very iconic hat.
  24. timelines
    Who’s In? Who’s Out? An Exhaustive Timeline of Taylor Swift’s SquadAhead of Lover and just after her feud with Scooter Braun, it’s time for a refresher.
  25. i heart th
    Tom Hiddleston Will Not Be Discussing Taylor Swift at This Time, Thank YouEven if you’re the New York Times!
  26. casting
    Netflix’s Selena TV Show Has Found Its SelenaThe Walking Dead star Christian Serratos will play the Queen of Tejano music.
  27. interviews
    Shirley Manson’s Podcast Is About More Than Just MusicThe Garbage singer opens up about mental health, feminism, and power in the music industry.
  28. music
    Inside Brooklyn’s Newest Day-to-Night Vegan Music VenuePublic Records is a sort of postindustrial student union for postcollegiate adults looking for a way to spend their days.
  29. trailer mix
    The Trailer for Bruce Springsteen’s Album Film Is the Best Short Film of 2019The Boss is here to play some tunes, drink some brews and face down the howling void inside each human soul.
  30. musicals
    Soul Train Musical Hoping to Pull Into Broadway in 2021With executive producer Questlove at the throttle.
  31. music
    Billie Eilish Knocks Lil Nas X Off His Horse As ‘Bad Guy’ Tops Billboard Hot 100Somebody had to be the bad guy.
  32. album review
    Sleater-Kinney’s New Album Was Worth the GambleThe Center Won’t Hold is a pop makeover for a band that didn’t especially need it, one that also cost it a drummer.
  33. the week in rap
    What Does Jay-Z Hope to Gain From the NFL?From a public-relations standpoint, it is difficult to see how the risk-reward calculation makes sense for Jay.
  34. obits
    Katreese Barnes, Saturday Night Live’s Musical Secret Weapon, Dead at 56The Emmy-winning musical director and pianist took home one of her awards for “Dick In a Box.”
  35. racing
    Slayer Deemed Too Awesome for NASCAR SponsorshipThe metal band says they were yanked as a sponsor due to “reactionary concerns.”
  36. music
    Elvis Presley to Put His Suspicious Mind to Work in Netflix Animated Spy SeriesNetflix’s Agent King was co-created by Priscilla Presley.
  37. way too close reads
    Let’s Speculate Wildly About the Meaning of Taylor Swift’s Lover Song TitlesWho is the “False God”?
  38. they did that
    Doja Cat, Normani, and Rosalía Casually Won the Week in Music VideosA pop trifecta we didn’t know we needed.
  39. reputation
    All 128 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestThere are at least ten stone-cold classics in her discography … and then there’s “Me!” and “You Need to Calm Down.”
  40. gifcap
    GIFs From Normani’s ‘Motivation’ Video That You May Worship As Your New ReligionAll the motivation we need.
  41. song review
    Taylor and Miley Tell Two Tales of Love and Loss on ‘Lover’ and ‘Slide Away’If there’s anything to be gleaned from these singers’ divergent walks, it’s that there’s no stress-proof way to live in the public eye.
  42. music
    The Enduring Legacy of Sublime“You can’t f*ck Sublime up.”
  43. my single is dropping
    Normani Serves a Throwback ‘Motivation’ Music VideoHope you like airbrush shirts!
  44. my single is dropping
    Miley Cyrus Processes the Breakup With ‘Slide Away’Miley is accepting the things she cannot change on the new track.
  45. my single is dropping
    Taylor Swift Releases the Title Track Off LoverThe music video will drop the day before the album release.
  46. breaking
    In Urgent Older Millennial News, Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz Shaved His HeadMr. Jones and just a goatee.
  47. cardi b-ernie
    Watch Cardi B and Bernie Sanders Have a Political Summit“Donald Trump is an overt racist.”
  48. timelines
    How to Be a Good ‘Friend,’ According to Shawn Mendes and Camila CabelloStep one: Uh, star in a super-sexy music video together.
  49. the industry
    Jack Antonoff, Sounwave, and Sam Dew on What the Music Industry Gets Wrong“My advice to any artist or writer is come out here and get your armor on.”
  50. crime
    A$AP Rocky Found Guilty, Will Not Face Jail Time for Assault in SwedenHe will only pay a fine.
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