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  1. “songs”
    Prepare Your Ears for More Seasons of Selling Sunset SongsNetflix has reportedly renewed the reality show through a seventh season.
  2. best of 2021
    The Best Songs of 2021From Jazmine Sullivan’s years-in-the-making comeback to electrifying rock anthems to Doja Cat’s NSFW tongue twister and more.
  3. the inside track
    Capture the Beauty of SAULT’s New Album NINE While You Can“Bitter Streets” finds the mysterious U.K. collective at its best, making permanent beauty out of all things temporary.
  4. the inside track
    ‘You Right,’ Like the Rest of Planet Her, Is Doja Cat’s WorldThe Weeknd doesn’t bring much to their collaboration — not that Doja needs it.
  5. the inside track
    Japanese Breakfast’s Jubilee Goes Down in a Blaze of Guitar GloryThe minutes-long solo on “Posing for Cars” evokes the album’s journey toward joy.
  6. new music
    Jay-Z, Nas, and DMX Are an Unstoppable Trio on Exodus Collab ‘Bath Salts’Jay and Nas’s second collab in a month is on DMX’s posthumous new album Exodus, bringing together three New York rap legends.
  7. the inside track
    ‘Mr. Perfectly Fine’ Is a Perfect Specimen of the Old TaylorIt’s the sort of classic Swiftian breakup song we haven’t heard in years.
  8. the inside track
    Three Generations of Country Queens Unite on Loretta Lynn’s ‘Still Woman Enough’Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood join Lynn on the sole new song off her 50th studio album.
  9. the inside track
    Noname’s Voice Remains Singular on ‘Rainforest’The wonder of the track is nothing feels out of place.
  10. 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?
  11. the inside track
    The Weather Station’s ‘Robber’ Is UnshakableThe song sets the tone for Ignorance, an album-length statement about climate anxiety.
  12. the inside track
    ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Makes the Best Case Yet for FKA Twigs’s Hip-hop CrossoverWith U.K. hitmaker Fred again.. and rapper Headie One.
  13. the inside track
    glaive Celebrates His Sweet 16 With a Delectable FU of a Song Alongside ericdoa“cloak n dagger” falls more comfortably into emo than hyperpop, though.
  14. the inside track
    Lana Del Rey Is Only Speaking for Herself NowPast the current discourse, “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” doesn’t say much.
  15. the inside track
    Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘drivers license’ Is Nothing New — of Course It’s a HitThere’s some truth to the Taylor comparisons.
  16. the inside track
    ‘Girl Like Me’ Is the Heart of Jazmine Sullivan’s Heaux TalesThe singer collaborates with H.E.R. on her first album in over five years.
  17. tributes
    Watch Adam Sandler Sing a Song About Steve Buscemi to Steve BuscemiAnd it’s beautiful.
  18. best of 2020
    The Best Songs of 2020The only consistent thing this year was terrible news and terrific music to get us through it.
  19. the inside track
    Taylor Swift’s Haim Collab Tries to Be Cold-Blooded But Is Mostly Just ColdThe evermore song lacks the fire at the center of great country revenge anthems.
  20. a christmas miracle
    Beloved Song Will Return to Beloved MovieReal ones know that The Muppet Christmas Carol is incomplete without it.
  21. the inside track
    Drakeo the Ruler’s First Post-Prison Album Flexes on the Justice SystemWe Know the Truth emphasizes clear calls for justice alongside some of his most intimidating bars ever.
  22. the inside track
    Megan Thee Stallion Murders the Narrative on ‘Shots Fired’And gets the last laugh while doing it.
  23. how everything works
    How to Make an Animaniacs Song That Truly Captures Life in 2020More than 100 people and 240 hours went into the catchy opening segment of the revival.
  24. the inside track
    Lil Uzi Vert Is Leading Future NowPluto x Baby Pluto’s best moments find Future following the steps of his protégé.
  25. the inside track
    ‘Bryson’ Is the Perfect Reintroduction to NLE Choppa, Rap’s New Gwyneth PaltrowHe’s “awakened,” sure, but no less fun as hell.
  26. spooky scary
    The Lyrics to 30 Rock’s ‘Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,’ Annotated by Its Writer“That rhyme dropped in my lap, and that’s when I knew God was onboard for us expanding this bit into a full-length song.”
  27. the inside track
    Ariana Grande Ends Positions With a Bit of Emotional HonestyCloser ‘pov’ is a rare moment when Grande is an unsure human like the rest of us.
  28. the inside track
    Adrianne Lenker’s instrumentals Are Stunning Sounds of IsolationThis time, the singer-songwriter’s challenge to listen comes as a gift.
  29. the inside track
    Kevin Morby’s Ode to the Midwest Rewards Patience“Don’t Underestimate Midwest American Sun,” the unassuming centerpiece of Morby’s new album, feels expansive.
  30. the inside track
    Future Islands Do ‘the Future Islands Thing’ Again“For Sure” and their Colbert performance show that their style hasn’t grown stale.
  31. the meaning of mariah carey
    The Stories Behind 13 of Mariah Carey’s Biggest HitsEarly demos and, yes, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
  32. the inside track
    Laura Jane Grace’s Quarantine Album Is Everything Quarantine Music Should Be“Old Friend (Stay Alive)” is a survival song for disastrous times.
  33. songs
    ‘Will You Shut Up, Man’ Is the Song of SummerI love this song.
  34. the inside track
    The Rage of Idles Is Just Another Empty Gesture“War,” which opens their new album Ultra Mono, doesn’t make sense.
  35. the inside track
    Can Ava Max Ever Follow Up ‘Sweet But Psycho’?“Naked,” her latest try, is one of her best songs — but still not built for the 2020 charts.
  36. the inside track
    NBA YoungBoy Is Still a Major Work in Progress, But He Cannot Be IgnoredWhen given the chance to face his bigger flaws headfirst on Top, he turns away.
  37. the inside track
    ‘Pigeons’ Is Bill Callahan at His BestThe Gold Record song is a revelatory shift as Callahan continues to move away from music about loneliness.
  38. the inside track
    Bully’s Screams Feel Necessary As Ever“Not Ashamed” is one of the clearest statements on Sugaregg, and Alicia Bognanno screams damn near the whole thing.
  39. truth bomb
    Lizzo Is 100 Percent That Bitch Who Won Her ‘Truth Hurts’ LawsuitA judge has dismissed the case.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. respect the classics
    Neil Young Wants to Live, He Wants to Give, He’s Suing Trump for InfringementThe president has repeatedly used Young’s songs at campaign events.
  43. the inside track
    Dominic Fike Still Has a Lot to LearnWith lines like “I hope I get Me Too’d,” from “Cancel Me,” the breakout alt-rapper only muddies the statement he’s trying to make.
  44. the inside track
    Illuminati Hotties Challenge Everything on ‘free dumb’Off their mixtape and final kiss-off to ex-label Tiny Engines, Free I.H: This Is Not the One You’ve Been Waiting For.
  45. the inside track
    ‘Man of the Year’ Is a Fittingly Emo Coda to Juice WRLD’s CareerIt’s affecting to hear the rapper accept the profound impact he’s had on his audience.
  46. the inside track
    Margo Price’s ‘I’d Die for You’ Is Transcendent Rock MusicThe country outsider’s biggest song yet, on new album That’s How Rumors Get Started, shouldn’t come as a surprise.
  47. the inside track
    Arca & Sophie’s ‘La Chíqui’ Pushes Pop Music Further Into the FutureThe producers team up after circling each other for years.
  48. the inside track
    Phoebe Bridgers’s ‘I Know the End’ Has the Catharsis You’ve Been CravingFeaturing Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Conor Oberst, Nick Zinner, Tomberlin, Blake Mills … everyone?
  49. the inside track
    ‘Nothing Revealed / Everything Denied’ Is The 1975 Summed Up in One SongMatty Healy was bound to rap at some point.
  50. earworms
    The End-Credits Songs Forever Burned Into Former Movie-Theater Employees’ BrainsNot all of us had the luxury of leaving the theater when these songs played.
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