Taylor Swift Removes “Spelling Is Fun” Part From “ME!”

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Brendon Urie & Taylor SwiftOf all the ways lead single “ME!” raised concerns that Taylor Swift’s Lover would be infantile pap, the most egregious was the moment between the second chorus and the bridge, about 1:55 into the song. This is the moment when Swift and duet partner Brendon Urie perform … More »

Taylor Swift Label Drama Entangles Demi Lovato, Todrick Hall, & Kacey Musgraves

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Taylor-SwiftYesterday brought the news that Scooter Braun had bought Taylor Swift’s back catalog, and that Taylor Swift was not happy about it. In a $300 million deal, Braun’s Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Label Group, giving him the rights to Swift’s entire back catalog, from her 2006 self-titled album through 2017’s More »

Jonas Brothers Are Pulling Off One Of The More Impressive Pop Comebacks In Recent Memory

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Jonas BrothersSometimes you enter into a pop cultural universe late and have to work backwards to fill in the gaps. Maybe you’ve decided to binge several seasons of a popular TV show to participate in the discourse, or you’ve fallen headfirst into a musical subgenre and now have a whole canon to educate yourself on. Maybe … More »

Ciara Is Living Her Best Life But Not Making Her Best Music

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CiaraWith all due respect to her formative influences and one-time contemporaries Destiny’s Child, Ciara is a survivor. More »

The Time Has Come To Discuss Yungblud

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YungbludThe name “youngblood” has a rich history in pop music. First there were the Youngbloods, the critically acclaimed folk-rockers best known for their 1967 hit “Get Together.” Decades later along came the YoungBloodZ, the Atlanta rap duo best known for their 2003 smash “Damn!” alongside Lil Jon. Many others emerged along the way including Sydney … More »

BBMAs: Watch Taylor Swift & Brendon Urie Perform “ME!” For The First Time

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Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie“ME!” is not very good, maybe even worrisomely bad, but one thing that cannot be denied about Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie’s cutesy Technicolor duet is that it’s catchy as hell. You listen to that thing one time and you’re stuck with it for hours. I know this from experience, as I suspect … More »

Ugh Taylor What The Hell Are You Doing?

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Taylor Swift ME! ReviewThe Taylor Swift I love loves specifics: old scarves that remind you of innocence and 20 stitches in a hospital room and screaming, crying, perfect storms. Her best songs (and she has a lot of those) have a point of view, they tell a story. But the Swift we’ve gotten over the last couple years … More »

Taylor Swift – “ME!” (Feat. Brendon Urie) Video

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Tonight, Taylor Swift releases the project she’s been teasing via mural and cryptic Instagram post. She’s just shared her new song “ME!” featuring Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, along with an accompanying music video. The song was produced and co-written by Joel Little, who co-wrote, produced, … More »

Lil Dicky – “Earth” Video

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Last year, Lil Dicky released his problematic collab with Chris Brown, “Freaky Friday.” Now, the joke-rapper is setting his sights on climate change. Thursday morning, he went on Ellen to tease a video for a new song called “Earth.” Dicky said the video features 30 of the biggest stars in the world — … More »

Travis Scott’s Dual #1s And The Storied History Of Chart Chicanery

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Travis ScottEverything’s coming up Travis Scott. This week, four months after it came out, Scott’s album Astroworld returned to the top of the Billboard 200 for a third week. Meanwhile Astroworld’s big hit, the Drake collab “Sicko Mode,” completed a 17-week climb to #1 on the Hot 100 singles chart. Scott, the … More »