song review

Somehow, Somewhere Drake Is Still One of Us

Drake can buy and sell most of us, but he watches games from the sidelines like everyone else.
anniversaries

Brie Larson’s Fake Band Remains the Best Thing About Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

On the movie’s tenth anniversary, we recommend the great fictional rock band Clash at Demonhead.
superlatives

Kurt Farquhar, the King of Black-Sitcom Music, on His Best Theme Songs

From Beyoncé being that good to how Brandy is basically Nostradamus.
  1. the inside track
    Burna Boy’s ‘Level Up’ Is Better Than a Victory LapTwice As Tall’s opening track revisits Burna Boy’s wild recent rise, and also makes clear that he’s not getting complacent.
  2. song review
    Somehow, Somewhere Drake Is Still One of UsDrake can buy and sell most of us, but he watches games from the sidelines like everyone else.
  3. anniversaries
    Brie Larson’s Fake Band Remains the Best Thing About Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldOn the movie’s tenth anniversary, we recommend the great fictional rock band Clash at Demonhead.
  4. the law
    R. Kelly’s Manager Called In Gun Threat at Surviving R. Kelly Premiere, Feds SayThe theater had to be evacuated because of the threat.
  5. she can't stop
    How Much Miley Cyrus News Can You Handle in One Day?A breakup announcement, virginity gossip, and a new single.
  6. music videos
    What’s This Mulan Song Christina Aguilera Is Singing That’s Not ‘Reflection’?In addition to “Loyal Brave True,” XTina also rerecorded “Reflection.”
  7. #metoo
    Katy Perry on Unwanted-Touching Allegations: ‘I Don’t Want to Add to the Noise’“There’s no checks and balances: A headline just flies, right?”
  8. baby bump doo doo do doo
    John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Announce New Pregnancy Through SongTeigen took to Twitter to show off her “third baby bump.”
  9. vmas 2020
    Lady Gaga Will Come Back to Earth From Planet Chromatica for VMAs PerformanceShe leads the awards with nine nominations.
  10. my remix is dropping
    Dua Lipa, Missy Elliott, Madonna Take ‘Levitating’ Higher on RemixThe first offering from Club Future Nostalgia, remixed by the Blessed Madonna.
  11. clownery
    Katy Perry, Clown, Makes You Log Into Facebook to Watch Her New ‘Smile’ VideoRejected Bratz Doll CGI Katy will haunt me until the end of my days.
  12. indie music
    Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek Accused of Nonconsensual Sex, Exposing Himself“I didn’t have the courage to be like, No, that wasn’t okay,” one woman said.
  13. rankings
    All 162 Taylor Swift Songs, RankedThere are at least ten stone-cold classics in her discography. Where do her Folklore songs land?
  14. a holly dolly christmas
    Dolly Parton to Save Christmas With New Holiday AlbumA Holly Dolly Christmas is her first holiday album in 30 years.
  15. right click
    Sufjan Stevens’s New Video Stars Renegade Dance Creator Jalaiah HarmonDon’t be surprised if you start hearing this song all over TikTok.
  16. friendship
    Sia Says She Helped Katy Perry Out of Her ‘Breakdown’“Getting No. 1s does nothing for your inside,” Sia said.
  17. behind the music
    How Drag Race’s Resident Composer Is Bringing a Queer Sensibility to TV MusicLeland, one of the most prolific out gay musicians working right now, breaks down his standout tracks for Drag Race, The Other Two, and Love, Victor.
  18. live music
    The U.K.’s ‘First Socially Distanced Music Venue’ Sure Looks Better Than NothingAnd some fans could get used to it.
  19. covid-19
    The Fate of Stevie Nicks’s Voice Depends on You“If I get it, I will probably never sing again.”
  20. superlatives
    Kurt Farquhar, the King of Black-Sitcom Music, on His Best Theme SongsFrom Beyoncé being that good to how Brandy is basically Nostradamus.
  21. album review
    Brandy Remains a True RarityThis year, the singer known as the “vocal Bible” steps out from under the dark clouds that long plagued her career.
  22. obits
    Singer and Actor Trini Lopez Dead at 83He died of complications due to COVID-19.
  23. vmas 2020
    The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma, CNCO to Perform Somewhere in New York for VMAsMTV is calling it a “screen-bending spectacle.”
  24. horny summer
    We Asked a Gyno About “WAP”Dr. Lauren Streicher weighs in on “macaroni in a pot,” touching that dangly thing that swings in the back of your throat, and more.
  25. fake teens
    Viral Twins Gave Phil Collins’s ‘In the Air Tonight’ a 1,000 Percent Sales BumpTheir impact!
  26. concerts
    Packed Crowd Turns Up for Smash Mouth Concert Despite the Coronavirus PandemicHey now.
  27. horny summer
    Harry Styles Gets First No. 1 Hit With ‘Watermelon Sugar’Thanks to National Watermelon Day, among other factors.
  28. sotw
    Alt and Straight TikTok Both Agree on Rapper PpcocaineHere’s how not one, not two, but three ppcocaine songs went viral on TikTok at the same time.
  29. backstories
    The Story Behind ‘WAP’s Unforgettable ‘There’s Some Whores in This House’ Sample“My daughter sent me a link. She’s so proud that her daddy has such a strong connection with the whores of the world.”
  30. a hit's a hit
    James Gandolfini Loved Green Day “He also named his dog dookie and used it in his email address.”
  31. q&a
    Aminé Isn’t Out of Limbo YetThe 26-year-old Portland rap star’s sophomore album explores new adulthood, new fame, and all its many slumps.
  32. videology
    Cardi B Tweets in Defense of Kylie Jenner’s ‘WAP’ Music Video CameoAfter fans petitioned for its removal.
  33. videology
    Carole Baskin Sinks Her Claws Into Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ VideoThe Tiger King subject questions where Cardi and Megan’s exotic animal co-stars were sourced and trained.
  34. hmm...
    Madonna Is Apparently Collaborating With Diablo Cody on a ScreenplaySure, why not?
  35. fan theories
    Taylor Swift Doesn’t See ‘betty’ As Queer Canon“I wrote from the perspective of a 17-year-old boy.”
  36. coronavirus
    All the Live Events, Movie Releases, and Productions Affected by the CoronavirusWho’s next?
  37. in the air tonight
    Watching These Teens Hear ‘In the Air Tonight’ for the First Time Is So JoyfulExperiencing that drum fill for the first time is like seeing a new color.
  38. the inside track
    Victoria Monét Saved the Best Songs for HerselfThe title track of Monét’s ’70s-tinged debut proves she’s not just someone else’s songwriter.
  39. movies
    A New BTS Movie Is Coming to a Theater Near YouThat is, if it’s open.
  40. a-wap-bop-a-loo-bop
    A Guide to All the Cameos in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ VideoFrom Normani to Rosalía, and yes, Kylie Jenner.
  41. song review
    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ Is Hall of Fame FilthA torrent of horny one-liners that restores the feeling of sneaking and listening to rap songs with X-rated lyrics as a kid.
  42. nasty
    The ‘Clean’ Version of ‘WAP’ Is Actually So Much FilthierIt’s much more detailed in a sensory way.
  43. jaja ding dong
    The Elves Forced Iceland’s Eurovision Contestant to Play ‘Jaja Ding Dong’Have they gone too far?
  44. vulture recommends
    The Best Music to Buy This Bandcamp FridayFeaturing new music from Blu & Exile, Margo Price, Katie Dey, Dehd, Backxwash, and Gulch, and a Best Coast exclusive.
  45. right click
    Yes, That Is Kylie Minogue Riding a Giant Horse in a New Music VideoEscape to space with Kylie Minogue.
  46. jojo x jojo
    Sorry If You Wanted to Go to the JoJo Show and Ended Up at the JoJo Siwa Show“People would show up to my concerts wearing a bow and be in for a very wild surprise.”
  47. videology
    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Show Off Their Mansion, Drip in Video for ‘WAP’“There’s some h- -s in this house.”
  48. bonus tracks
    Taylor Swift Releases Another Song Reminding You How Much She Likes EnglandIt’s appropriately melodramatic, paying tribute to the poets of the Lake District.
  49. bad ideas
    The U.S. Will Get Its Grubby Paws on Eurovision with ‘American Song Contest’Because America famously doesn’t have enough singing competition television shows…
  50. normal (attractive) people
    Paul Mescal Is Drunk and Hot in This New Rolling Stones Music VideoNow here’s a Paul the Stones have no beef with.
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