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9 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: HAIM, Little Dragon and Moses Sumney, Taylor Swift, and More

Plus Julia Jacklin, The Besnard Lakes, Anna Burch, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 18, 2020

Welcome to the 45th and likely very last Songs of the Week of 2020. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because there weren’t quite enough inspiring songs to put together a full list, so this week’s list covers the last two weeks, but we still only came up with nine choices rather than a Top 10. More

Taylor Swift - Stream the New Album with HAIM and The National and Watch the “willow” Video

evermore Just Announced Yesterday; Also Watch Lyric Videos for Every Song on the Album

Dec 11, 2020

Yesterday Taylor Swift announced that she would be releasing her second album of the year, evermore, at midnight. Now that the album’s out you can stream the whole thing here. She has also shared a video for the album’s opening track, as well as lyric videos for each song on the album. Evermore is the sister album to July’s folklore and features guest appearances by HAIMBon Iver, and The National. More

Taylor Swift Is Set to Release New Album “evermore” Tonight

evermore Will Feature HAIM, Bon Iver, and The National

Dec 10, 2020

Taylor Swift will be dropping her second album of the year, evermore, tonight (Dec. 10) at midnight EST. Evermore, the sister album to July’s folklore, will feature guest appearances by HAIMBon Iver, and The National, as well as contributions by folklore collaborators Aaron Dessner (frontman of The National), Jack Antonoff, William Bowery (aka Swift’s actor boyfriend Joe Alwyn), and Justin Vernon (frontman of Bon Iver). More

Nov 24, 2020

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards have just been announced. Beyoncé leads the list with a solid nine nominations, followed by Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, and Taylor Swift, each with six nominations. Brittany Howard has five nominations, and Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, DaBaby, Phoebe Bridgers, Justin Bieber, John Beasley, and David Frost are all tied with having four nominations. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, January 30, 2021 at Los Angeles’ Staple More

9 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, METZ, Bartees Strange, Taylor Swift, and More

Plus Wye Oak, Hoops, Death Valley Girls, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 24, 2020

Welcome to the 29th Songs of the Week of 2020, the most exhausting year in recent memory. President Trump finally wore a mask and kind of admitted that things weren’t going so great in the fight against COVID-19 here in America. It seems inevitable that they are going to need to shut the economy down again if we are to get this thing under control—close the bars, restaurants, and beaches again for starters. Will it happen? More

Taylor Swift – Watch Her “cardigan” Video and Stream the Aaron Dessner-Produced New Album

folklore Also Features Bon Iver, Jack Antonoff, and more; Swift Self-Directed the “cardigan” Video

Jul 24, 2020

Yesterday Taylor Swift announced that her new album folklore would be coming out today and now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. She has also shared a self-directed video for the album’s “cardigan.” Folklore is Swift’s attempt at an indie folk album and 11 of its 16 tracks were co-written and produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner. One song, “exile,” is even a duet with Bon Iver (aka Justin Vernon).  More

Taylor Swift Announces Surprise Album Produced/Cowritten with Aaron Dessner Out at Midnight

folklore Also Features Bon Iver, William Bowery, Jack Antonoff, and more

Jul 23, 2020

To all those releasing an album tomorrow...sorry, because this morning, Taylor Swift announced her new album folklore will drop at midnight tonight. Swift took to Instagram to share snippets of the cover art over the span of a few hours before announcing the album and its entirety. Perhaps the most surprising part of folklore's lore is that 11 of the 16 tracks were co written and produced by The National’sAaron Dessner.

Watch Taylor Swift Perform Four Songs Solo in a Tiny Desk Concert

She Performed “The Man,” “Lover,” “Death by a Thousand Cuts,” and “All Too Well.”

Oct 16, 2019

NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series has featured some notable performers lately, including Brittany Howard, Charly Bliss, Sharon Van Etten, Nilüfer Yanya, and Lizzo, but now they may have landed their biggest performer yet: pop superstar Taylor Swift. More

Album of the Week: Jay Som

Plus Stream New Albums from Sheer Mag, Taylor Swift, Missy Elliott, Joyero, BROCKHAMPTON, and More

Aug 23, 2019

Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) has released a new album, Anak Ko, today via Polyvinyl and it's our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below. Below that are streams of other notable albums and EPs released today: Sheer Mag, Taylor Swift, Missy Elliott, Joyero, BROCKHAMPTON, Raphael Saadiq, and Shannon Lay. More

Jul 18, 2019

So they went ahead and made a CATS movie and now the first trailer has been shared. The film features an all-star cast, including Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, and many others. More

Mar 12, 2018

Taylor Swift released a new albumReputation, back in November. Now she has shared a video for the album's "Delicate." Joseph Kahn directed the clip, in which Swift becomes invisible and dances in a hotel lobby, in the subway, in the rain without anyone noticing her.  More

Aug 28, 2017

Taylor Swift is releasing a new albumReputation, on November 10. As promised, last night the video for its first single, "Look What You Made Me Do," premiered during the MTV Music Video Awards. Joseph Kahn directed the video, which starts with Swift as a zombie climbing out of a grave that reads "Here Lies Taylor Swift's Reputation." More

Aug 25, 2017

Taylor Swift is releasing a new albumReputation, on November 10. As promised, last night she debuted its first single, "Look What You Made Me Do" (which many on the Internet are theorizing might be about her feud with Kanye West) via a lyric video. More

Taylor Swift Announces New Album “Reputation,” First Single Due Out Tomorrow Night

Reputation Due Out November 10, "Timeless" Due Tomorrow

Aug 23, 2017

Taylor Swift has announced a new album and shared its cover art. It's titled Reputation and the cover art features a black & white photo of Swift partly covered by newspaper pages with headlines about her. The album is due out November 10 and its first single, "Timeless," will arrive tomorrow night.  More

Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, etc.

Plus Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Father John Misty, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Björk, and More

Dec 07, 2015

This morning nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, with the ceremony to go down on February 15, 2016. Kendrick Lamar is nominated 11 times. Other nominees include Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Caribou, Jamie xx, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Weather, and more. More

Watch Ryan Adams Perform Taylor Swift Cover “Welcome to New York” on “Kimmel”

First Night of Kimmel's One-Week New York Residency (Plus Watch Adams Interview Swift)

Oct 20, 2015

This week Jimmy Kimmel has moved his Los Angeles-based late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live to New York City for a one-week residency. Fittingly, his first musical guest of the week was Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift's "Welcome to New York." More

Father John Misty Comments on His Taylor Swift/Ryan Adams Covers in New Interview

"From conception to a global news item was like an hour."

Oct 08, 2015

A couple of weeks back Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) made fun of Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift's 1989 in its entirety by covering Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift, but in the style of The Velvet Underground, briefly posting covers of "Blank Space" and "Welcome to New York."  More

Watch Ryan Adams Perform Three Taylor Swift Covers on “The Daily Show”

Performed “Bad Blood,” “Blank Space,” and “Style”

Oct 02, 2015

Ryan Adams has covered Taylor Swift's megahit most recent album, 2014's 1989, in its entirety. Last he appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and performed three Swift covers: "Bad Blood," "Blank Space," and "Style." 


Father John Misty Covers Ryan Adams Covering Taylor Swift, in the Style of The Velvet Underground

"Blank Space" and "Welcome to New York" from "the classic Ryan Adams album 1989."

Sep 21, 2015

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has shared two covers of songs from the "the classic Ryan Adams album 1989." No wait, that's not right. Tillman has released two songs in the style of The Velvet Underground. Well, actually, no, they are covers of two songs by an obscure pop singer namedTaylor SwiftMore

Sep 17, 2015

Ryan Adams has covered Taylor Swift's megahit most recent album, 2014's 1989, in its entirety. He's been teasing this for several weeks now, sharing snippets of his covers, but today he announced that the full covers album will be released digitally next Monday (September 21).  More

Watch Taylor Swift, Beck, and St. Vincent Perform Beck’s “Dreams”

Last Night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

Aug 26, 2015

Taylor Swift likes to bring special guests up on stage with her at each of her shows and last night at Los Angeles' Staples Center she brought out the one-two punch of Beck and St. Vincent. More

Aug 21, 2013

Last night Tegan and Sara made a special guest appearance during Taylor Swift's sold out arena performance at L.A.'s Staples Center, where the three performed the Quin sisters' hit single "Closer" from their album Heartthrob. More





Dec 22, 2020

Taylor Swift has always been a master of reinvention, from prodigious country singer/songwriter to tabloid-friendly girl-next-door pop alchemist to global megastar. 2020 has seen her conjure not one but two unexpected and quite beautiful albums, which demonstrate why she’s regarded as the most versatile songwriter of her generation. More




Jul 29, 2020

Taylor Swift is a master of bombastic media campaigns. Whether her lead singles were pop earworm mastery, such as “Shake It Off,” or a pastel self-love anthem such as 2019’s “Me!” all provided ostentatious introductions to titanic album rollouts.  More



Big Machine

Nov 13, 2017

"Baby, let the games begin," chants Taylor Swift on "...Ready For It?" a track of pummelling synths and undoubted ferocity. More