album review

Lil Nas X’s Post-‘Old Town Road’ EP Is a Mess

The project feels if not rushed, then fascinatingly flubbed.
song review

Where Is Taylor Swift Going With This?

Advocacy requires poise; Taylor Swift campaigns are freight trains.
vulture lists

Every Nirvana Song, Ranked

Thirty years after the band’s debut album, we look back at their entire catalogue.
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  32. vulture lists
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