summer preview

Summer Music Preview: Madonna, Ed Sheeran, and More Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear

Will we finally get Rihanna? The light release calendar is likely bracing us for a summer of nonstop surprises.
a long talk

There’s Nothing Flying Lotus Can’t Do

The polymath on his new album, unreleased Mac Miller collabs, working with David Lynch, and what critics got wrong about Kuso.
timelines

How Woodstock 50 Imploded Right Before Our Eyes: A Timeline

From definitely sort of canceled to definitely sort of uncanceled in less than a month. Here’s what the hell is going on.
  1. roll clip!
    Paris Hilton’s New Music Video Is Hardly an Ode to ButtsEven though she can’t stop lookin’ at her best friend’s a—
  2. summer preview
    Summer Music Preview: Madonna, Ed Sheeran, and More Albums We Can’t Wait to HearWill we finally get Rihanna? The light release calendar is likely bracing us for a summer of nonstop surprises.
  3. a long talk
    There’s Nothing Flying Lotus Can’t DoThe polymath on his new album, unreleased Mac Miller collabs, working with David Lynch, and what critics got wrong about Kuso.
  4. songs of the week
    The Best New Songs of the Week: 5 Seconds of Summer, Steve Lacy, and MoreListen to them all.
  5. the law
    Remy Ma Headed to Trial for Allegedly Assaulting Love & Hip-Hop Co-StarMeanwhile, she is still on parole for shooting a pal.
  6. music
    Ed Sheeran and Chance the Rapper, Relationship Men, Drop New SongHe won’t say anything else about No. 6 Collaborations Project.
  7. good intentions
    Rolling Stones Finally Give the Verve Lead Singer ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ CreditHe has his “Bittersweet Symphony” back.
  8. surprises
    The Lonely Island Surprise Release Is a Bash Brothers Rap SpecialFeaturing Sterling K. Brown in a Sia wig.
  9. music
    Ed Sheeran Has a New Album of Collabs Ready for YouNo.6 Collaborations Project is coming this July.
  10. 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.
  11. trials
    Meek Mill Has the Philly DA’s Support for a RetrialAn appeal for the rapper’s case was filed on Wednesday.
  12. teasers
    The Lonely Island Wants You to Open Netflix at Midnight for a Special SurpriseWhat does it mean?
  13. creepy
    Natalie Portman Says She Never Dated Moby, Who Is A CreepHe made the claim in his new memoir.
  14. concert review
    Björk’s Cornucopia Concert Is the Wildest Visual Display That I’ve Ever SeenIt’s fitting for a catalogue that doesn’t much sound like anything else to generate a live show that doesn’t look like anything else.
  15. tea
    Moby Shares the Story of Lana Del Rey Politely Shutting Down His Game“You’re ‘The Man.’ As in, ‘stick it to The Man.’ As in the person they guillotine in the revolution.”
  16. album review
    Tyler, the Creator Fully Owns His Voice on IGORIt looks like the artist has been priming us for this moment for years.
  17. last night on late night
    Enjoy Céline Dion at Her Most Céline Dion in New Carpool KaraokeIf you’re looking for your heart, she hucked it into the Bellagio fountains.
  18. this week in rap
    Megan Thee Stallion Is Exactly What Rap NeedsHer debut album, Fever, shows off the Houston star’s sheer force of personality.
  19. holograms
    The Whitney Houston Hologram Is Happening Whether We Want It or NotPlus a new album, Broadway musical, and “Vegas-style spectacle.”
  20. r9
    Rihanna Doesn’t Know When Her New Album Will Come, So Stop Asking Already!But she does know Drake will have nothing to do with it.
  21. woodstock 50
    Woodstock 50 Is Back on … MaybeThe festival has a new investor and the court on their side, but they’re not out of the woods yet.
  22. nice things
    Let Mick Jagger’s Dancing Soothe Your Troubled SoulA brief reprieve from your week.
  23. album review
    Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Album Dedicated Proves the Emotion Hype Wasn’t a FlukeCarly Rae Jepsen isn’t a flash in the pan or a hip music nerd talking point or a knight or what have you.
  24. music videos
    The Carly Rae Jepsen Hive Literally Assembles in the ‘Too Much’ Music VideoGive them all a sword!
  25. music videos
    Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran Do the Bear Maximum in ‘I Don’t Care’Who taught them how to use a green screen?
  26. vulture lists
    All 134 Soundgarden Songs, RankedTwo years after Chris Cornell’s death, we revisit the band’s imposing discography.
  27. eurovision 2019
    Who Will Win Eurovision 2019?Consider this your primer to the greatest camp spectacle on earth with fraught geopolitical undertones.
  28. #freebritney
    The #FreeBritney Movement Didn’t Just Explode OvernightThe Britney Army has long internally rattled around the notion that Spears has become a voiceless victim of a team of lawyers, managers, and her dad.
  29. classical music
    The Pianist Cécile Chaminade, Rediscovered (and the Club That Never Forgot Her)A star composer a century ago, now barely known.
  30. rolling loud 2019
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of Rolling Loud 2019From a shooting scare to Kodak Black’s wild arrest to Lil Wayne’s boycott, just about everything that could go wrong did.
  31. album review
    Mac DeMarco’s Here Comes the Cowboy Feels Like a Moody HangoverListening to this gorgeous but uneven batch of sad songs and slow songs, you hope DeMarco is using them to work through whatever’s bugging him.
  32. arrests
    Kodak Black Arrested Before His Set at Rolling LoudOne in a long list of arrests for the Florida rapper.
  33. song review
    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.
  34. keeping up
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Surrogate Is in LaborRoyal baby Archie can’t get all the attention.
  35. jonas brothers
    Jonas Brothers Release Trailer for New Documentary and It’s Definitely Not JonasIt includes just about everything before Joe and Sophie’s Ring Pop nuptials.
  36. chart watch
    Taylor Swift’s ‘ME!’ Came in Second Place. What Happened?Why Swift’s usually successful single strategy might be at odds with today’s chart demands.
  37. last night on late night
    Rita Ora Drank With All the Fanciest People at the Met GalaShe and Lizzo were very into the waiters.
  38. music
    Don McLean Is Not Happy UCLA Is Rescinding His Award“Are you people morons?”
  39. music
    Britney Spears Requests Restraining Order Against Sam LuftiIn new court documents, the singer accuses her ex-manager of threatening her and using the #FreeBritney to harass her.
  40. odes
    I Can’t Believe I Have a Crush on Vampire Weekend AgainThe Vampire Weekend–aissance is upon us all!
  41. woodstock 50
    Treachery! Theft! Bribes! Woodstock 50, Apparently, Has It AllMichael Lang is accusing the festival’s investor of stealing $17 million from Woodstock 50 and bribing artists not to play.
  42. met gala 2019
    Of Course Cher Performed at the Camp-Themed Met GalaMore like Temple of Den-Cher!
  43. encounter
    Ani DiFranco on Her Memoir, Hadestown, and Reckoning With the 1990sIn her new book No Walls and the Recurring Dream, the folksinger grapples with her own history and the decade in which she was most famous.
  44. politics
    Irish Farmer Who Once Criticized Rihanna Voted Out of Local Council SeatWell, well, well.
  45. eurovision 2019
    If Eurovision 2019 Goes Smoothly, It’ll Be a MiracleWith Israel as host, this is almost certainly going to be one of the most controversial and tense installments of the event in its history.
  46. the videodome
    The Iron Throne Gets a Lot of Action in the Weeknd’s ‘Power Is Power’ VideoA Game of Thrones fever dream.
  47. best of 2019
    The Best Songs of 2019 (So Far)Including a fresh perspective on an old Beyoncé hit, Lizzo’s self-love anthem, and more poignant words from Solange on black ownership.
  48. soundtracked
    When Game of Thrones Plays Sad Piano Music, It’s Time to Freak Out“The piano comes in and people go, ‘Uh-oh, here comes the piano again. Something’s unraveling!’”
  49. album reviews
    Vampire Weekend Are at Their Best on Father of the BrideThe band’s long-awaited fourth album also just became the frontrunner for best album of 2019.
  50. superfans
    Watch Rainn Wilson Put Billie Eilish’s Office Knowledge to the TestOkay, this girl’s good.
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