Watch Taylor Swift Sing The Names Of All The States On The Voice

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Taylor-Swift-on-The-VoiceIn 1961, a songwriter named Ray Charles — not the famous Ray Charles, a different Ray Charles — wrote a kids’ novelty song called “Fifty Nifty United States” for the weekly variety show Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall. The song includes the names of all 50 states, sort of tunelessly jammed together into … More »

Tones And I Is Turning The World Into “Dance Monkey” Junkies

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Tones And IThis year has already given us one Kevin Garnett “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!” viral triumph by the name of Lil Nas X. You probably know that story by heart: A savvy young meme-maker who may or may not have built his online following by running a Nicki Minaj fan account heavily promotes his country-rap … More »

Watch Post Malone, Pistol Annies, & More Perform On Elvis All-Star Tribute TV Special

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Last night, NBC aired the Elvis All-Star Tribute show, during which a bunch of country musicians and some mainstream artists honored Elvis Presley by, in part, recreating the 1968 television special that served as his comeback. The program was hosted by Blake Shelton and featured performances from Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, … More »

Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

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Post MaloneIt’s that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic. More »

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2017: On The National, Fyre Fest, Taylor Swift, Punching Nazis, & More

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It’s that time of year again. The time where, no matter how dire and infuriating and confounding the world is, you can at least try and take solace in the season’s traditions. That’s what those are there for, right? To give you a little sense of order, something to hang onto amidst the frenetic pace … More »

On Blue Lips, Tove Lo Continues Her Fall From The Clouds

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One of the world’s greatest pop singer-songwriters seemed to achieve her final form this year by having drunken sex with a muppet in a music video called “Disco Tits.” The song itself is a jam, a poised and minimal dance-floor deconstruction that toggles between spacious staccato piano stabs and synthetic bass throbs that roll with … More »