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  1. song review
    Where Is Taylor Swift Going With This?Advocacy requires poise; Taylor Swift campaigns are freight trains.
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    Was This Really the Best Drake and Chris Brown Could Do?They fly on autopilot on “No Guidance,” their first-ever one-on-one collab after all these years of drama.
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    Katy Perry’s ‘Never Really Over’ Is the Comeback Single She Desperately NeededHer new Zedd-produced single is a slight return to the motivational fare Katy Perry’s best at.
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    Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s ‘I Don’t Care’ Is an Anxious Summer JamThe duo’s first proper duet gives them a vehicle to pout about bad parties and good girlfriends.
  5. song review
    Taylor Swift’s ‘ME!’ Is, Uh, Cute But Cloying“ME!” aims to reach the masses by sacrificing nuance for fun-for-the-family relatability.
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    FKA Twigs Has Had Enough of Celebrity Culture on Her First Song in Three YearsAfter an engagement to Robert Pattinson, “Cellophane” shines a light on the suffocating scrutiny of falling in love with the public watching.
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    Beyoncé’s ‘Before I Let Go’ Cover in Homecoming Is Just As Timeless As BeychellaHomecoming — and its companion live album — is what we talk about when we talk about public figures being “unapologetically black.”
  8. song review
    Lil Uzi Vert Comes Out of Retirement With ‘Free Uzi’The story behind the song means more than the song itself.
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    Sky Ferreira’s Big Comeback Song Goes Full Twin PeaksWhat if we heard from Laura Palmer’s ghost? Sky Ferreira’s first single in six years envisions what she’d say.
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    Tame Impala Is More Subdued Than Ever on New Song ‘Patience’It might make you think about the passage of time … and also maybe yachts.
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    Schoolboy Q’s New Song Is a Reminder Why He’s One of the Best Rappers We’ve GotIt’s not even two minutes long but it’s still a blast to listen to.
  12. odes
    An Ode to Solange’s Best New Song ‘Almeda’“Almeda” plays with a special alchemy of everything that feels banal, but special. Brown skin, black braids, brown liquor — sip, sip, sip.
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    Cardi B’s Album Intro, ‘Get Up 10’ Is Bronx Rap Poetry at Its FinestInvasion of Privacy opens with a blunt, brazen, and beautiful manifesto.
  14. radio vulture
    The Weeknd’s ‘Wasted Times’ Does Drake Better Than Drake CanHow long until the Weeknd replaces Drake entirely?
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    Lorde Plays It Safe With Her New Single ‘Green Light’The song is quality radio fare that’s perhaps too faithful to the style of its predecessors.