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The 100 Best Albums of 2022

Beyoncé's dance-music ecstasy, Bad Bunny's latest world-conquering smash, Taylor Swift's late nights, Harry Styles' song cycle, and Pusha T's master class in metaphor were only some of the albums that ruled our world this year

  • Year in Review

Farewell, Christine McVie, the Songbird Who Knew the Score

She was an oasis of sanity in Fleetwood Mac's dysfunctional family and a universally beloved piano woman who wrote so many classics that you can spend years catching up with her greatness

  • Fly on, songbird

Kanye to Alex Jones: ‘I Like Hitler’

The rapper and virulent antisemite sat down with the Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist alongside white nationalist Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes

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The 50 Worst Decisions in Music History

Horrible business moves, artistic blunders, deeply questionable moral judgment — with appearances by Adam Levine, Kiss, Kanye West, and many more

Impostor Syndrome

Faking the Funk: How Bootsy Collins Impostors Pulled Off the Ultimate Music Biz Scam

With star-shaped shades and platform boots, the Bootsy fakes bilked friends and family out of money over decades

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Kanye West Used Porn, Bullying, ‘Mind Games’ to Control Staff

Former Yeezy team members claim West showed them explicit images of Kim Kardashian and used fear and manipulation to assert dominance. A scathing open letter to Adidas claims execs "turned their moral compass off”

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Selena Gomez Wasn’t Sure She Was Ready To Tell This Story


She’s wrestled with bipolar disorder, life-threatening illness, and tabloid hell. Now, she’s opening up about all of it in incredible ways

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The 100 Greatest TV Theme Songs of All Time

From Seventies sitcoms with expository jams to modern prestige classics with experimental scores, from 'Sanford and Son' to 'Succession,' from 'Match Game' to 'Game of Thrones'

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