best of 2018

The 10 Best Musical TV Moments of 2018

From The Americans to Versace, these TV needle drops belong on your playlist.
best of 2018

The 10 Best Music Videos of 2018

Featuring Childish Gambino, the Carters, Janelle Monáe, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, and more.
album review

The Trouble With XXXTentacion’s Fragmented SKINS

It’s all chilling ideas that dissipate before they can be resolved.
  1. the week in rap
    This Week in Rap: Serengeti Gets Into Character, Nef the Pharoah Is Funny, MoreFeaturing Serengeti, Nef the Pharoah, Rucci, Koran Streets, and Drego & Beno.
  2. charlie puth
    The Year of Charlie PuthHe was hungies for success, and success was hungies for him.
  3. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Musical TV Moments of 2018From The Americans to Versace, these TV needle drops belong on your playlist.
  4. trailer mix
    Killer Mike Coming to Topple the Status Quo With Netflix ShowAsking the tough questions, like would you buy soda from the Crips?
  5. vulture lists
    10 Essential Buzzcocks SongsWhere to start with the forward-thinking punk band.
  6. selena
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  7. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Music Videos of 2018Featuring Childish Gambino, the Carters, Janelle Monáe, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, and more.
  8. album review
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  9. this mortal coil
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  10. indictment
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  11. fyre festival
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  12. breakups
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  13. woman of the year
    Ariana Grande’s 2019 Resolution Is to Love Herself“Ew, I’m not gonna cry, that’s really stupid.”
  14. awards season
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  15. remembrances
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  16. best of 2018
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  17. grammys 2019
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  18. christmas music
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  19. opera review
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  20. grammys 2019
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  21. soundcloud rap
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  22. obits
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  23. the internet
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  24. the week in rap
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  25. chat room
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  26. biopics
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  27. timelines
    The Complete History of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Controversial CareerIncluding the sexual-misconduct case that almost landed him in prison and federal racketeering charges.
  28. sultan of snub
    Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler Chill Enough to Accept Non–Rock Hall Induction AwardThis guy.
  29. music
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  30. music
    Christmas Music Highlights From a Year Unreasonably Stacked With Christmas MusicJohn Legend, Sufjan Stevens, a Zaytoven Christmas gospel album, and more.
  31. r kelly
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  32. thank u next
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  33. grammys 2019
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  34. best of 2018
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  35. arrests
    Cardi B Could Get Jail Time If She Skips Court AgainThis judge is not happy.
  36. not a biopic
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  37. timeline
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  38. billboard charts
    Travis Scott’s ‘Sicko Mode’ Is No. 1, Which Is, As They Say, Pretty SickMeanwhile, he’s applying to Harvard.
  39. best of 2018
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  40. kennedy center honors
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  41. victoria's secret
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  42. the videodome
    Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Had Another Rom-Com Cameo Fall ThroughWhat a classic Warner Huntington III move.
  43. parades
    Kid Rock Got Fired From a Christmas ParadeIt’s the season of miracles.
  44. easter eggs
    Everything You Missed in Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ VideoPete Davidson’s, uh, package gets many shout-outs.
  45. lawsuits
    Kesha and Lady Gaga Called Katy Perry ‘Mean’ for Not Denouncing Dr. LukeTheir text exchange was released in a new court filing.
  46. videology
    Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Video Is Here in All Its 2000s Rom-Com GloryRecreating Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, Bring It On, and 13 Going On 30.
  47. where's the beef?
    Jay-Z Calls Out Kanye’s Trump Support on Meek Mill’s New AlbumBut Hov says they’re still brothers.
  48. growing pains
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  49. right click
    ‘Nothing Breaks Like a Heart’ Video: Miley in a Strip Club Filled With PriestsMark Ronson produced the new track, and also makes a daring cameo.
  50. album review
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