During one of the many list-making conversations in Hulu’s High Fidelity, which premieres in full on Valentine’s Day, a debate ensues about the top-five musical reinventions of all time. When Simon (David H. Holmes), an employee at Championship Vinyl, mentions Cyndi Lauper and her Memphis Blues album, he is shouted down by friend and co-worker […]

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It’s that feeling when you’re on a really bad date and realize “Well, thank goodness, I’m not doing this again.” In her new track “Let’s Be Friends,” Carly Rae Jepsen captures the awkwardness and frustration along with the liberating, chucking-deuces-up-as-you-walk-out-the-door freedom of breaking up with a short-term somebody. All that to say, congratulations to gay […]

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Fresh off the heels of her Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, Taylor Swift announced today she has inked an exclusive deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, parting ways with Sony/ATV where she first signed when she was 14. This deal specifically covers Swift’s work as a songwriter. “According to two people briefed on the agreement, Swift’s […]

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Backlash, as a very abrupt kind of motion, is governed by the laws of Sir Isaac Newton. Action begets reaction in equal measure. The action on Billie Eilish has been intense this year. She swept all the major categories at the Grammys last week on the strength of her debut When We All Fall Asleep […]

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Well, well, well, we’ve got ourselves a Dual a Peep! Former Paramore front woman Hayley Williams is solo now, and has promised to release new music this year. For BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Williams covered Dua Lipa’s disco hit “Don’t Start Now.” Where Lipa was ebullient, Williams is somber and slinky: Don’t start caring […]

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Megan Thee Stallion spent her Super Bowl Sunday driving the boat … straight into an iceberg. Well, at least into something as white as ice, rapper G-Eazy. Yes, a man named Gerald Earl Gillum was partying with national treasure Megan Thee Stallion and he posted it all over his IG. Hot girls everywhere woke up […]

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Super Bowl halftime performances can be and often are quite bad. In the early years of the show, you were lucky to get a marching band, a college drill team, a few incongruous movie stars, or some other wholesome business. Carol Channing played twice. The youth educational organization Up with People made four appearances between […]

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Fuck with Kesha, and you’re in for the fight of a lifetime. That’s the message of “Tik Tok,” “Die Young,” “Warrior,” and “We R Who We R” — hits about going to war with the night and coming out the victor — and of many of the singer-songwriter’s endeavors since then, including her protracted battle […]

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The Academy failed to give Jennifer Lopez a Supporting Actress nom for Hustlers, but it’s fine. You can’t wear assess chaps, twirl on a pole or dance with an army of leather-class dancers at the Oscars anyway, at least not without being politely but firmly asked to leave. JLo’s everything is too bombastic to fit […]

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Andy Gill, founding member of post-punk band Gang of Four, has died. He was 64. Gill’s passing was announced on Twitter by his bandmates on Saturday. “This is so hard for us to write, but our great friend and Supreme Leader has died today,” their statement reads. “Andy’s final tour in November was the only […]

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All M.I.A. wants to do is*gunshot**gunshot**gunshot**gunshot**click**cash register noise*and take your money! But this time, it’s through Patreon. The musician and activist is opening up her world to her fans (for a fee). Patreon is a platform that allows fans to support artists of all kinds and receive exclusive content in return. It’s popular among online […]

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Taylor Swift’s got her Shiv Roy political-consultant turtleneck on. Swift, famously, publicly apolitical until recently, urges you to get out there and participate in democracy on her new track “Only the Young.” The song, which was written and released exclusively for her new Netflix documentary Miss Americana, encourages young people to get involved in politics. […]

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Megan Thee Stallion and Phony Ppl knew exactly what they were doing releasing a joint about cheating two weeks before Valentine’s Day. The Brooklyn-based band and the Houston-born rapper finally dropped the studio version of “Fkn Around,” which they debuted on Megan Thee Stallion’s Tiny Desk Concert. The song laughs about young people messing around […]

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Maybe another Drake bop is what we need to get through the winter. Drake and Future dropped “Desires” on OVO’s SoundCloud overnight. It’s titled “DESIRES LEAK 2020 SUPER FUTURE DRAKE” on SoundCloud, as if they’re leaking their own song. It’s no Beyoncé surprise drop, but it’ll do. “Desires” might be a little extra something-something from […]

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