CMAs: Watch Performances By The Highwomen, Halsey, Kacey Musgraves, & More

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The 53rd Annual CMA AwardsThe coolest thing that happened at last night’s CMA Awards: Ashley McBryde won New Artist of the Year. (Not bad for a Girl Going Nowhere.) Also, a lot of big names performed. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

SuperM, Summer Walker, And The Eternal Struggle To Measure Music’s Popularity

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SuperMSuperM are objectively a big deal. The seven-man ensemble brings together members of several prominent K-pop groups: EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, WayV’s Lucas and Ten, and SHINee’s Taemin. That makes them a supergroup, and they flexed their commercial superpowers this week by landing their debut EP SuperM: The 1st Mini … More »

Eric Church Has Been Covering Snoop Dogg And Eminem On Tour

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Nashville country star Eric Church made his comeback last year with his sixth full-length LP Desperate Man. Now he’s on his Double Down U.S. tour and debuting some new covers. On Saturday, he performed a country rendition of Snoop Dogg’s 1993 gangsta rap classic “Gin And Juice” at his show in Cincinnati. He … More »

Avril Lavigne’s Disappointing Return

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Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne is back, and as usual, it’s complicated. More »

The 5 Best Rolling Stones Songs Of 2018

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The-Rolling-StonesThe Rolling Stones did not release any music in 2018. Their last album of original material, A Bigger Bang, came out way back in 2005. More recently, they released an album of blues covers called Blue & Lonesome, just over two years ago. They are coming back Stateside for a tour next year, and between … More »

The 10 Best Country Albums Of 2018

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The Best Country Albums Of 2018A 32-year-old Delaware native who moved to Nashville more than a decade ago, Jimmie Allen hustled to land a record contract, lived in his car for a while, finally released his debut album in October, and became country music’s story of the year. Mercury Lane, which follows up last year’s self-titled EP, reveals a singer … More »

Bruce Springsteen Duets With Eric Church & Tells Dirty Jokes At Veterans Fundraiser

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Bruce-Springsteen-and-Eric-ChurchEvery year, Bruce Springsteen throws his Stand Up For Heroes benefit, a big show that raises money from injured veterans, in New York. And every year, he gets up on that stage and tells dirty jokes. The show is part of the New York Comedy Festival, and it always features comedians performing alongside … More »

Jessie Reyez Is Really Great And You Should Listen To Her

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Jessie ReyezJessie Reyez has so much to say, and hearing her say it is so much fun. More »

Stream Eric Church’s New Album Desperate Man

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Eric-ChurchFour years ago, I wrote that the Nashville-country superstar Eric Church was our greatest working rock star. That was hyperbole, of course. (And it’s now outdated in an era when our greatest working rock star is Lil Uzi Vert.) But I’d just watched Church play a ridiculously entertaining high-energy arena show, and that … More »