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The Julien Baker Reading Guide to Her New Album Little Oblivions

How East of Eden, R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries, and critical theory connect to the singer-songwriter’s stunning third album.
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Daft Punk Gave Us More Than Enough Time

They’re superstars you might not notice in a supermarket. They’re potential retirees in their mid-40s. They played a good game.
switched on pop

JP Saxe Didn’t Mean for Grammy Hit ‘If the World Was Ending’ to Be So Literal

“[Julia Michaels and I] started getting a lot of messages on Twitter accusing us of insider information.”
  1. cancellations
    Taylor Swift Has Some Bad News About All Her Concerts Postponed Due to COVID“It’s not my favorite thing in the world to have to tell you news I’m sad about.”
  2. the inside track
    Noname’s Voice Remains Singular on ‘Rainforest’The wonder of the track is nothing feels out of place.
  3. crime
    Lady Gaga Offering $500K Reward for Stolen BulldogsShe has now spoken about the shooting and theft on Twitter.
  4. acm awards 2021
    Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris Lead ACM NominationsThe group also nominated the most Black artists ever, at … four.
  5. my album is dropping
    But Who Will Bring Justin Bieber’s Album Announcement to Justice?He claims his new album Justice will help us “heal.”
  6. back to school
    The Julien Baker Reading Guide to Her New Album Little OblivionsHow East of Eden, R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries, and critical theory connect to the singer-songwriter’s stunning third album.
  7. soundtracks
    Pop Smoke’s New Song ‘AP’ Drops Ahead of His Posthumous Film DebutListen now and watch Boogie March 5.
  8. my single is dropping
    Shelley, the Artist Formerly Known As DRAM, Returns With New Song ‘Exposure’“I took some time to focus on my health, voice, and growth; focus on me.”
  9. music
    Olivia Rodrigo Won’t Let Her Producer Watch HSMTMTSAnd more from her New York Times “Diary of a Song.”
  10. the world’s a little blurry
    9 Things We Learn About Billie Eilish in Her New DocumentaryA secret boyfriend, her dream car, and crying into Justin Bieber’s arms.
  11. snl promos
    Nick Jonas Is Not Into Bowen Yang and Ego Nwodim’s New Single in the SNL PromoBut “You Idiot” sounds like a bop to us.
  12. shut up
    Tory Lanez Forbidden From Speaking Publicly About Megan Thee Stallion CaseIn January, Lanez filed a request in court for permission to speak publicly about the criminal case.
  13. my single is dropping
    Nick Jonas’s New Song ‘Spaceman’ Sure Sounds Like It’s About COVIDOff his album of the same name out March 12.
  14. covers
    Post Malone Covered Hootie for Pokémon 25 Concert and There’s Nothing You Can DoGotta catch it all!
  15. the law
    Bruce Springsteen Pleads Guilty to Drinking in National ParkThe other two charges were dismissed.
  16. the law
    Chance the Rapper Sues His Manager, Defends The Big DayThe new suit claims Pat Corcoran used his association with Chance to further his own business interests.
  17. respect the classics
    Paul McCartney Wrote a 900-Page Memoir About His LyricsIt’ll cover his Beatles, Wings, and solo songs.
  18. we’re gonna celebrate
    Daft Punk Gave Us More Than Enough TimeThey’re superstars you might not notice in a supermarket. They’re potential retirees in their mid-40s. They played a good game.
  19. homecoming
    Everything Bobby Shmurda Has Done So far Post-PrisonBrooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda is heading home after serving six years in prison.
  20. bts
    Watch BTS Make History on MTV UnpluggedJust another Tuesday.
  21. my single is dropping
    Drake Finally Collaborates With Drakeo the Ruler on ‘Talk to Me’Drakeo has been teasing the collaboration for months.
  22. trailer mix
    HBO Rolls Out a Teaser for Tina DocumentaryThe special premieres on March 27.
  23. switched on pop
    JP Saxe Didn’t Mean for Grammy Hit ‘If the World Was Ending’ to Be So Literal“[Julia Michaels and I] started getting a lot of messages on Twitter accusing us of insider information.”
  24. the law
    Bobby Shmurda Has Been Released From PrisonHe was was locked up for a little more than six years.
  25. extremely online
    Meek Mill Catches Heat for a Leaked Lyric About Kobe BryantVanessa Bryant herself addressed the “extremely insensitive and disrespectful” lyric.
  26. charts (taylor’s version)
    Taylor Gets Her First Country No. 1 Debut With ‘Love Story (Taylor’s Version)’And her first No. 1 on Hot Country Songs in over eight years.
  27. podcasts
    Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen Join Many Men Before Them, Launch a PodcastRenegades: Born in the U.S.A. is the second offering from the Obamas’ Higher Ground podcast studio.
  28. breakups
    Daft Punk Is Breaking Up, to Which We Plead, ‘One More Time’The French electronic duo announced the news with an eight-minute clip from Electroma.
  29. uncalled for
    DaBaby Came for Jojo Siwa So All of Twitter Came for DaBabyThe rapper now clarifies he wasn’t insulting Siwa: “My word play just went over their heads.”
  30. last night on late night
    Kate Hudson Says ‘We Are Listening’ to Music Backlash“It’s an ongoing, important dialogue to be had about neurotypical actors playing neurodivergent characters.”
  31. snl
    Nick Jonas Will Double As Host and Musical Guest on SNL Next WeekHe’s pulling a Harry Styles.
  32. seat belt when i ride it
    A Brief History of Ariana Grande’s Obsession With Driving MetaphorsOn “test drive,” the pleasures of the open road draw Ari back again.
  33. celebrity divorces
    Kim Kardashian Kalls It Kwits With Kanye WestTheir divorce is as “amicable as a divorce can be,” according to TMZ.
  34. superlatives
    Peter Frampton on the Thunderous Legacy of Frampton Comes Alive!, 45 Years Later“Oh gosh, is there any part of the album that didn’t get attention?”
  35. my ep is dropping
    Kelly Rowland Came to Collect With Her New EP, KListen to Kelendria work her “Black Magic” now.
  36. my single is dropping
    Loretta Lynn Taps Margo Price for New Rendition of ‘One’s on the Way’Off her upcoming 50th studio album, Still Woman Enough.
  37. extremely online
    Brandy and Monica Still Don’t Know Who This Boy Belongs ToWatch them duet “The Boy Is Mine” on TikTok
  38. crime
    Marilyn Manson Abuse Allegations Under Investigation in L.A.The County Sheriff’s Department is investigating alleged domestic-violence incidents between 2009 and 2011.
  39. celebrity
    FKA Twigs Is Done Answering This Question About Abuse“The question should really be to the abuser,” she told Gayle King on CBS This Morning.
  40. vulture lists
    Every Miley Cyrus Cover, RankedWhere do her Super Bowl and Tiny Desk covers rank?
  41. she’s so lucky she’s a star
    Failing Britney SpearsIt shouldn’t have taken ten years to realize the discourse about her had been a hurtful, unhealthy constant.
  42. quar goss
    Kourtney Kardashian Confirms Relationship With Travis BarkerSurprise, surprise!
  43. switched on pop
    In Adrian Younge’s Ambitious New Project, James Baldwin Meets Marvin Gaye“I wanted to make a What’s Going On, but as if a black scholar hooked up with Marvin Gaye and [it was] produced by David Axelrod.”
  44. obits
    Johnny Pacheco, Salsa Trailblazer, Dead at 85The Dominican bandleader co-founded prominent salsa label Fania Records.
  45. verzuz
    How Does It Feel, Knowing D’Angelo Is Squaring Off in the Next Verzuz Battle?The R&B star will face off against as-yet-unnamed “friends” on February 27.
  46. trailer mix
    Go Behind the Scenes With Biggie Smalls in Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell TrailerThe first official documentary about Christopher George Latore Wallace, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G., hits Netflix on March 1.
  47. obits
    Nicki Minaj’s Father Reportedly Killed In Hit-and-RunRobert Maraj was struck by a car in Mineola, New York this weekend.
  48. fire
    Bad Bunny and Rosalía Drop ‘La Noche de Anoche’ Music Video on Valentine’s DayThey’re singin’ into each other’s mouths and they’re burnin’ up.
  49. movie review
    Oof, What Are We to Do with Sia’s New Movie, Music?It’s not just controversial, it’s also quite terrible.
  50. the inside track
    Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ Remix Earned the Right to Be a Delightful MessWith 3OH!3, Big Freedia, Dorian Electra, and 100 gecs’ Dylan Brady, so what if it’s over the top?
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