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Where Is Taylor Swift Going With This?

Advocacy requires poise; Taylor Swift campaigns are freight trains.
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Every Nirvana Song, Ranked

Thirty years after the band’s debut album, we look back at their entire catalogue.
where's the beef?

DJ Khaled vs. Billboard May Be a Breaking Point in the Merch-Bundle Chart Wars

Bundles have become a chart scam ripe for gaming, and the playing field needs to be better defined.
  1. odes
    Bad Bunny Is Wild in the Streets, Tender in the TweetsThe trap star’s Twitter feed is a meadow of nostalgia and intimacy.
  2. billboard charts
    The Jonas Brothers Are Totally Surprised by Their No. 1 Album“Happiness has truly begun.”
  3. song review
    Where Is Taylor Swift Going With This?Advocacy requires poise; Taylor Swift campaigns are freight trains.
  4. queer artists
    How Six LGBTQ Artists Feel About the Business of Being QueerIn the age of Gay, Inc., queer artists have to negotiate not just how to be gay but also how to sell gay.
  5. vulture lists
    All 126 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestThere are at least ten stone-cold classics in her discography … and then there’s “Me!” and “You Need to Calm Down.”
  6. vulture lists
    Every Nirvana Song, RankedThirty years after the band’s debut album, we look back at their entire catalogue.
  7. easter eggs
    Every Easter Egg in Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need to Calm Down’ Music VideoMore fodder for the Kaylor truthers awaits.
  8. the week in rap
    Drake the Celebrity Has Fully Overshadowed Drake the RapperHe just can’t stop getting in his own way.
  9. music videos
    Katy Perry and Taylor Swift End Their Beef in ‘You Need to Calm Down’ VideoAlso featuring cameos from all of queer culture … and Ryan Reynolds.
  10. cut tracks
    Hear Father John Misty’s Rejected A Star Is Born Song“There’s really no place in that movie for that song, unless he was bombing at Coachella or something.”
  11. twitter
    Saddle Up for 7, the Lil Nas X EPThe EP drops June 21.
  12. victory lap
    Listen to Drake’s Two New Songs Celebrating the Raptors’ NBA Championship WinBecause there is no telling this man he’s not actually on the team.
  13. pride 2019
    Taylor Swift Stops by Stonewall Inn for Surprise Pride Month PerformanceThe singer performed “Shake It Off,” joined by Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
  14. way too close reads
    Who, Exactly, Is Taylor Swift Telling to Calm Down? An Investigation.Donald Trump? Kim Kardashian? Literally anyone???
  15. songs of the week
    The Best New Songs of the Week: Pusha T, Mac Miller, and MoreListen to them all.
  16. yeehaw!
    ‘Yodeling Kid’ Mason Ramsey Is Back With Some ‘Twang’ in New Music Video“Little Hank” returns with a new video to show everyone what it really means to yeehaw.
  17. where's the beef?
    DJ Khaled vs. Billboard May Be a Breaking Point in the Merch-Bundle Chart WarsBundles have become a chart scam ripe for gaming, and the playing field needs to be better defined.
  18. vida
    How Vida Gave Its Second Season a One-of-a-Kind SoundA provocative, eclectic soundtrack of songs created for the show makes season two of the Starz series even more visceral and intimate than the first.
  19. yeehaw
    Bruce Springsteen Puts on His Jackson Maine Drag in New Music VideoHe just wants to take another look at you.
  20. album review
    Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars Is His Best Album in YearsIt contains some of his most poignant songwriting since his mid-aughts resurgence.
  21. power ranking
    Disney and Nickelodeon Stars Gone Pop: A Power RankingHas Miley held her position at the top? How powerful is Lesbian Jesus? And is Zendaya poised to be our next superstar?
  22. my single is dropping
    Listen to Taylor Swift’s New Single, ‘You Need to Calm Down’Why are you mad, when you can be GLAAD?
  23. t7
    Taylor Swift Announces Album Lover on Instagram, Lindsay Lohan Has Some CommentsIt lands in August, but did you know Lindsay’s mom was in Cats?
  24. fact check
    What Did Martin Scorsese Make Up in Rolling Thunder Revue: a Bob Dylan Story?The Netflix doc blends fact and fiction so seamlessly you might not know what to believe.
  25. thank u malcolm
    Ariana Grande Gets Emotional Performing in Mac Miller’s HometownThe singer couldn’t get through “Thank U, Next” without crying.
  26. last night on late night
    The Jonas Brothers Told Jimmy Fallon All About Joe’s Bachelor BashIt was so wild that the cops were called three times.
  27. new release
    Hear Mac Miller’s First Posthumous Track, ‘Time’“In the end, everything will be fine, that’s by design.”
  28. spice up your life
    The Spice Girls (All 5!) Are Reuniting for a Movie We Know Nothing AboutYes, Victoria Beckham will be in it.
  29. she is sorry
    Miley Cyrus Apologizes for Dipping In and Out of Hip-Hop“Simply said: I fucked up and I apologize.”
  30. last night on late night
    Selena Gomez Teases First Album in Four Years“I’m actually done.”
  31. movie review
    Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Revue Brilliantly Spins a Bob Dylan Tall TaleBob Dylan is clearly here to mess with us, as is our director.
  32. where's the beef?
    Taylor Swift and Katy Perry Have Cemented Their Alliance With CookiesThe long war is officially at an end.
  33. music
    Universal Studios Fire May Have Destroyed Thousands of Master Tapes In 2008A new report claims entire catalogues by music legends might have been wiped out.
  34. merch alert
    Beyoncé Thinks You Can Pull Off Bike ShortsSome new Beyhive merch just dropped.
  35. vulture sports
    A Timeline of Drake Being Ridiculous During the NBA PlayoffsOctober’s Very Own troll.
  36. album review
    Future Needs to Slow Down, for OnceConsistency is Future’s superpower, but he needs to be challenged and edited.
  37. retaliation
    Radiohead Releases Never-Heard OK Computer Sessions to Spite Hackers“Instead of complaining — much — or ignoring it, we’re releasing all 18 hours.”
  38. timelines
    How Woodstock 50 Imploded Right Before Our Eyes: A TimelineFrom definitely sort of canceled to definitely sort of uncanceled in less than a month. Here’s what the hell is going on.
  39. obits
    How Bushwick Bill Became a Rap Pioneer and One of Its Most Conflicted FiguresThe story of his life is one of resilience.
  40. the industry
    Bo Burnham to Pen Songs for Warner Bros. Sesame Street MovieSkipping right past the rest of middle school and breezing into kindergarten.
  41. the week in rap
    The Absurd Longevity of Tyga’s CareerBy placing himself next to an endless parade of stars and tastemakers, Tyga has, improbably, been one of this decade’s commercial mainstays.
  42. song review
    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.
  43. love on the brain
    Rihanna Found Love (in a Hopeless Place)The singer opens up about her relationship.
  44. vulture asks
    What Was Your First iTunes Download?Let us remember iTunes (R.I.P.) for what it truly was: a documented library of our most embarrassing music choices.
  45. deaths
    Geto Boys Rapper Bushwick Bill Is DeadHe battled with stage-four pancreatic cancer.
  46. canadian treasures
    Céline Dion Stopped Her Final Las Vegas Show So One Attendee Could Pee“Of course I’m gonna wait for you, baby.”
  47. old hollywood
    Courtney Love Has the Best Elizabeth Taylor StoriesThey all involve diamonds, naturally.
  48. obits
    Dr. John’s Peculiar Yet Undeniable New Orleans LegacyIt’s almost impossible to conceive of that city without hearing Rebennack’s gravelly, syrupy draaawwwl accompanying it.
  49. album review
    The Jonas Brothers Pull Off One of the Greatest Comebacks in Recent MemoryThe last group to enjoy this much success after parting ways was One Direction.
  50. new release
    Charli XCX and BTS Just Dropped the Collab We Didn’t Know We NeededSpecifically, the three J’s: Jimin, Jin, and Jungkook
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