dylanology-ology

A Beginner’s Guide to Bob Dylan’s Sprawling Bootleg Series

Blowin’ through all 17 volumes the easy way.
grammys 2023

Who Will (and Should) Win at the 2023 Grammys?

And will Beyoncé finally earn an Album of the Year trophy?
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Lil Yachty’s Great Gig in the Sky

The rapper’s surprising new psych-rock album delights in sensory overload.
  1. grammys 2023
    The Secrets of Pop’s Favorite Mastering EngineerHow to make Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, and Adele sound perfect.
  2. summer renaissance
    Move Out the Way, Beyoncé Is Taking Renaissance on TourGood luck cuffing those tickets.
  3. respect the classics
    The Piano Man Campaigned for Warren Zevon’s Rock Hall Nomination“If anyone deserves to be, he does. He was a real original, and I don’t know if that’s appreciated enough.”
  4. respect the classics
    Cyndi Lauper and Willie Nelson Lead 2023 Rock Hall of Fame Nominees14 artists made the shortlist, connecting every genre of music.
  5. sad gay representation
    The Last of Us Fans Are Screaming, Crying, Streaming Linda Ronstadt“Long Long Time” is running (back) up that chart.
  6. crime
    Chicago Prosecutors to Drop Sex-Abuse Charges Against R. KellyTwo prior convictions guarantee Kelly will be behind bars for decades.
  7. tributes
    Patti Smith, Flea, and More Remember Tom VerlaineFlea praised him as “one of the greatest rock musicians ever.”
  8. my singles are dropping
    Morgan Wallen’s Comeback Album Sounds Like a Big MessThree songs from One Thing at a Time are out right now.
  9. coming soon
    Michael Jackson’s Nephew Will Play Him in Antoine Fuqua’s BiopicFrom the producer of Bohemian Rhapsody.
  10. respect the classics
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Is Just a Vibe NowThe new eligibility requirements will honor artists whose “music connects us all.”
  11. grammys 2023
    Benito, Blige, and Brandi Among Grammys PerformersHarry Styles has joined the roster of performers as well.
  12. chat room
    Poker Face’s John Darnielle Wants to Hear the Rest of ‘Merch Girl’ Too“I’m about the 11th cleverest writer of my generation, but ‘Merch girl had nothing up her sleeve’ I was extremely happy with.”
  13. rip
    Tom Verlaine, Influential Punk Guitarist, Dead at 73The front man of the band Television worked closely with Patti Smith.
  14. new music friday
    Just Who Did Rita Ora Get for Her New Music Video?And why did they say yes to this?
  15. backstories
    The Long, Odd History Behind the Arcs’ Lost David Berman Collaboration“Song could be about severe self doubt, isolation, paranoia, loneliness, etc. All the good stuff!”
  16. my single is dropping
    Rosalía Is Down Bad in New Single ‘LLYLM’Short for “lie like you love me.”
  17. album review
    Sam Smith Toes the Line on GloriaThe singer’s new album is sharp, occasionally cringe-y, and full of heartfelt schmaltz.
  18. my music video is dropping
    Obviously, There’s a Lotta Lavender in the ‘Lavender Haze’ VideoIt is once again time to meet Taylor Swift at midnight.
  19. have mercy
    Chlöe’s ‘Pray It Away’ Video Takes Us to ChurchThe lead single off her upcoming debut album, In Pieces.
  20. #freebritney
    Britney Spears Says Her Fans ‘Went a Little Too Far’ With Wellness CheckAddressing fans who were concerned when she deleted her Instagram.
  21. rap music on trial
    Everything We Know About YSL’s RICO CaseDistrict Attorney Fani Willis was once on the same side as a YSL member, representing Mondo in a 2019 case.
  22. legendaddy
    Rauw Alejandro and Daddy Yankee Are Dropping ‘Panties y Brasieres’The secret menu item on Saturno.
  23. vulture fashion week
    Doja Cat Trolls Paris Fashion WeekYou wanted lashes? I got your friggin’ lashes.
  24. crime
    Esmé Bianco and Marilyn Manson Settle Sexual-Assault Lawsuit Out of CourtBianco’s lawyer said she agreed to resolve her claims against Manson “in order to move on with her life and career.”
  25. superlatives
    Wynonna Judd on Her Hardest and Most Enthusiastic Music“It’s the kind of corny where you’re like, I don’t know if I love this or not, but I can’t help but sing it.
  26. out in georgia
    How Many Peaches Can Justin Bieber Buy With $200 Million?Or better yet how many cartons of eggs?
  27. get lucky
    Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter Has a Face-to-face Reveal for New Solo AlbumThe man (Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter), the myth (a new solo project), the legend (a face reveal).
  28. you’re on your own live nation
    Senate Piles On Live Nation, Ticketmaster at Ticketing HearingWhile, yes, peppering in some Taylor Swift references.
  29. billboard charts
    Miley Cyrus Got Herself Her ‘Flowers’Her new single debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  30. vulture sports
    The Music Fan’s Guide to Super Bowl LVIIChris Stapleton opens with the national anthem before Rihanna’s halftime show.
  31. panic!
    Panic! at the Disco to Disband After 19 YearsSo Brendon Urie is breaking up with … Brendon Urie’s solo project?
  32. the vulture spot
    The Indigo Girls Were Surprised They Made a DocumentaryDespite being scared, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers called the documentary a “huge honor.”
  33. superlatives
    A Lost Interview With David CrosbyIn 2021, the singer-songwriter gave us a charmingly succinct assessment of his music.
  34. bee live!
    Don’t Worry, Beyoncé Didn’t Perform RENAISSANCE in DubaiShe did perform “Otherside,” “Bigger,” and “Spirit” for the first time.
  35. tributes
    Ed Sheeran Freestyles a Memorial for SBTV’s Jamal Edwards“Yo Jam, this is a letter to you / It’s been a while, but it’s been hard for me to get in the booth”
  36. my collab with my bf is dropping
    Charli XCX Invaded Caroline Polachek’s IslandWith her BF, the 1975’s George Daniel.
  37. tributes
    Neil Young, Graham Nash, and More Pay Tribute to David Crosby“The soul of CSNY, David’s voice and energy were at the heart of our band,” Young wrote.
  38. those gen z punks
    Meet Me @ the Altar Corrupts Stephen Colbert“That was beautiful.”
  39. a long talk
    The John Cale ChallengeThe prolific singer and producer could have made things easier on himself — but easy “is not very interesting.”
  40. remembrance
    The Complications of David CrosbyHe found disharmony in every aspect of his life except one.
  41. how can she lose
    Ice Spice Already Chose to Release Her Debut EP, Like..?With three new tracks, including “Princess Diana” and a Lil Tjay feature.
  42. film is a losing game
    Marisa Abela’s Day (to Play Amy Winehouse) Has ComeThe biopic Back to Black will also star Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan, and Lesley Manville.
  43. last night on late night
    J.Lo Wrote ‘Midnight Trip to Vegas’ About Bennifer’s Own Shotgun WeddingInspired by their Vegas ceremony (and maybe the Gladys Knight song).
  44. and all that jazz
    Lincoln Center Is Going All In on Terence BlanchardSee Me As I Am will include an opera premiere this April and culminate in a spring 2024 performance series.
  45. mental health
    Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman ‘Stepping Away’ Ahead of New Album“My mental health has rapidly deteriorated over the past several years,” the founding guitarist wrote.
  46. my single is dropping
    J. Cole Googles Self, Drops New Song“procrastination (broke)” is a collab between Cole and producer bvtman.
  47. my single is dropping
    The National’s New Album Features All Your Favorite Sad PeopleTaylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, and Sufjan Stevens — not to mention Matt Berninger, of course.
  48. respect the classics
    Songwriters Hall of Fame to Party With Gloria Estefan, Sade, Snoop DoggThis year’s inductees also include new-jack-swing producer Teddy Riley and Taylor Swift co-writer Liz Rose.
  49. break ups to break ups
    This Season’s Highly Specific Breakup Anthems, RankedEveryone is smoking on ex packs right now.
  50. almost famous
    David Fricke Isn’t ‘Weekend Update’ Material“The reference is lost on most people,” James Austin Johnson explained. “That said, John Mulaney laughed big and hard at the first 30 seconds.”
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