vulture guides

Wait, What Are Taylor Swift’s Fearless Songs About Again?

Get in Swifties, we’re going back to 2008.

DMX Took Us All to the Basement of Our Emotions

Eddie Huang remembers DMX’s irresistible cameo on Fresh Off the Boat, and the man who unexpectedly nurtured a generation.
the inside track

‘Mr. Perfectly Fine’ Is a Perfect Specimen of the Old Taylor

It’s the sort of classic Swiftian breakup song we haven’t heard in years.
  1. vulture guides
    Wait, What Are Taylor Swift’s Fearless Songs About Again?Get in Swifties, we’re going back to 2008.
  2. tributes
    DMX Took Us All to the Basement of Our EmotionsEddie Huang remembers DMX’s irresistible cameo on Fresh Off the Boat, and the man who unexpectedly nurtured a generation.
  3. extremely online
    Sun Illuminates Natasha Bedingfield’s Response to TikTok ‘Unwritten’ DanceOpen up the dirty (browser) window.
  4. videology
    Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey Know What You Want With ‘Where I Belong’ VideoA follow-up to their 2002 smash-hit single, of course.
  5. the law
    Do the Christian Thing and Return Your Lil Nas X Satan Shoes, Company AsksMSCHF has recalled the shoes after Nike filed a lawsuit.
  6. tributes
    Missy Elliott, LeBron James, and More Celebrities Pay Tribute to DMX“This is heavy for the HipHop family but your LEGACY LIVES ON & your SPIRIT.”
  7. the inside track
    ‘Mr. Perfectly Fine’ Is a Perfect Specimen of the Old TaylorIt’s the sort of classic Swiftian breakup song we haven’t heard in years.
  8. music
    Baby Just Say Yes … to These Fearless (Taylor’s Version) Easter EggsTake our hand as we drag you headfirst, fearless.
  9. a long talk
    Brandi Carlile’s Story Is Too Big to Fit in a SongThe folk-rock star’s debut memoir Broken Horses offers the most intimate look into her fraught life yet.
  10. obits
    DMX, New York Rap Legend, Dead at 50“Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end,” his family said in a statement.
  11. taylor swift
    Taylor Swift Releases 6 New Tracks From the Vault, As a TreatIncluding standout features from Keith Urban and Maren Morris.
  12. i say that’s my baby
    Olivia Rodrigo Is Living Her Best Swiftie LifeIn honor of Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
  13. vulture bets on berry
    Guess Who We Think Should Write the Definitive COVID Anthem?Go ahead, guess.
  14. my single is dropping
    Doja Cat Continues Her Collab Hot Streak With ‘Kiss Me More’ Featuring SZAAhead of Doja’s upcoming new album Planet Her.
  15. it’s the remix
    Put Your Hands Together for Saweetie on Gwen Stefani’s ‘Slow Clap’ RemixGiving some “Hollaback Girl” vibes with the high school–inspired video.
  16. my old album is dropping
    Taylor Swift’s First Rerecorded Album, Fearless, Is Out NowJust 2008 things.
  17. best of 2021
    The Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)From Jazmine Sullivan’s years-in-the-making comeback to electrifying rock anthems.
  18. best of 2021
    The Best Albums of 2021 (So Far)The year’s early themes of recovery and reconnection are bleeding into the music already.
  19. switched on pop
    The Secret to Silk Sonic’s SauceSinger-songwriter Tayla Parx breaks down Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s retro hit “Leave the Door Open.”
  20. the jukebox
    Let’s Go Crazy With Prince’s New Posthumous AlbumWelcome 2 America was recorded over a decade ago.
  21. the rerecordings
    Taylor Swift Drops ‘Mr. Perfectly Fine’ From the Vault, Freeing Petty TaylorAnd her ex’s new wife loves it.
  22. docuseries
    Kanye Docuseries With Decades of Footage Reportedly Bought by NetflixOne of the directors has followed West since the late 1990s.
  23. vulture lists
    All the Verzuz Battles, RankedFrom best to worst to absolutely doomed.
  24. the law
    DJ Bassnectar Accused of Sex Trafficking, Child Pornography in LawsuitHis attorney denied the claims, which Bassnectar has faced since summer 2020.
  25. dancing with the devil
    The Biggest Revelations From Demi Lovato’s Documentary Dancing With the DevilFinally, her unfiltered truth.
  26. chart updates
    Call Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ a No. 1 HitAnd don’t call Lil Nas X a one-hit wonder anymore.
  27. deluxe albums
    Demi Lovato Drops Deluxe, Giving New Album an Even Longer TitleDancing With the Devil … The Art of Starting Over (Deluxe Edition).
  28. verzuz
    The Throwbacks Kept Coming During the Isley Brothers–Earth, Wind & Fire VerzuzAnd the Isleys closed it out with a new song with Snoop Dogg.
  29. extremely online
    It’s Time to Talk About the ‘Twerkulator’ TikTok DanceAn unreleased City Girls track is going viral, but they can’t get the song cleared.
  30. dmx
    DMX Remains on Life Support Following Overdose“Please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers,” the rapper’s family said.
  31. new music
    Justin Bieber Fills Your Easter Basket With Surprise Freedom EPBringing you six new tracks so soon after the release of Justice.
  32. concerts
    Miley Had Herself a Real Good Time Covering Queen for NCAA Final Four ConcertCovering Queen, Blondie, and herself in between Saturday’s games.
  33. the jab
    Mariah Carey Gets Vaccine, Hits Whistle Note, Confesses to Being a Vampire“They’re having a medical narrative.”
  34. the rerecordings
    Taylor Swift Announces Fearless (Taylor’s Version) Tracklist (Decoded Version)We cracked the codes, the vault is open.
  35. way too close reads
    9 Revelations From Demi Lovato’s Heartbreaking New AlbumFrom mistreatment by ex-managers to manipulation by ex-fiancés.
  36. album review
    Demi Lovato’s Redemption Arc BeginsOn Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over, it feels like we’ve met a new person.
  37. the rerecordings
    We See Taylor Swift Is Up to Her Old Tricks AgainWhat on earth does this coded video mean?
  38. dream teams
    Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande’s Hot New Collab Would Make the Devil BlushOff Lovato’s new album Dancing With the Devil … the Art of Starting Over.
  39. vulture recommends
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  40. music videos
    Demi Lovato Recreates Her Overdose in ‘Dancing With the Devil’ Music Video“It’s just a little red wine / I’ll be fine.”
  41. my album is dropping
    Demi Lovato Drops Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting OverFeaturing collaborations with Ariana Grande and Saweetie.
  42. content warning
    Quavo Pushes Saweetie in Leaked Elevator Footage From 2020Saweetie has addressed the tape, telling TMZ that “this unfortunate incident happened a year ago.”
  43. could it be…satan?!
    Nike Clarifies It Doesn’t Endorse Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes, Now With Human BloodA federal judge has stopped the sale of Lil Nas X’s demonic sneakers.
  44. beast
    Michelle Visage’s Return to Music Said Gay RightsShe’s back after 30 years on a new remix from the Britpop band Steps.
  45. my single is dropping
    Olivia Rodrigo Swears It’s ‘Deja Vu’ in Her New Music VideoAnd her debut album pulls up on May 21.
  46. pearl clutching
    Lil Nas X, Cardi B, and the Anti-Pop Conservative Outrage MachineHow music’s biggest stars are using the attention around their “controversial” songs to slingshot to the top of the charts.
  47. déjà vu
    Bonnaroo Is Back With Lizzo, Tame Impala, and Lil Baby Leading 2021 LineupTime to get your flower crowns ready.
  48. close reads
    Demi Lovato’s Documentary Is Acutely Aware of Its ImageDancing With the Devil isn’t just a high-profile tell-all, it’s also a canny demonstration of celebrity construction in real time.
  49. rewinds
    My Bloody Valentine Is Back to Break Some HeartsKevin Shields announced that the band plans to release two new records.
  50. music videos
    FKA Twigs Thanks Lil Nas X for Addressing Music-Video Similarities“The ‘Cellophane’ visual is a masterpiece,” Lil Nas X wrote.
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