Bad Bunny and Drake are Here to Slake Your Thirst and Troye Sivan and Charli XCX Attempt Nostalgia

Y: Bad Bunny ft. Drake, “MIA” – Your Latino lover and Jewish ex dropped a single to quench your thirst. Drake, a rapper that Benito has proudly claimed to stan ever since he was on the come up, is now a ft. (little f) on one of his songs—which bleeds red, white and Bad Bunny. Set in a quintessential Latinx barbacoa in…

Avril Lavigne Returns, and Lana Del Rey's 'Venice Bitch' Is the Soundtrack to a Sun-Soaked Drive

A million times yes: Lana Del Rey, “Venice Bitch” - After feeling mostly indifferent toward Lana’s previous single “Mariners Apartment Complex,” I was happy to discover that “Venice Bitch” is more my speed. I knew it from the first verse, when she said she’s “fresh out of fucks forever.” She claims “Venice bitch” as a…

Charli XCX Has a Tame Girl's Night, and DJ Khaled Drops Another Love Actually-Style Video

Nah: Charli XCX, “Girls Night Out” – I’m a Charli AND a SOPHIE Stan (who produced this track) but the “no boys, no boys, no boys!” chorus and overall sound is giving me Sophia Grace flashbacks, by which I mean I’d think I’d sooner hear this on Disney radio than Zane Lowe. Sorry gals! —Hazel Cills

Drake's 'Summer Games' Is Big Scorpio Energy

Yes, okay, I like it: Drake, “Summer Games” - Please avert your pitchforks, I come in (biased) peace when I say Drizzy’s soft boy shit has never done much for me, and his fifth album, Scorpion—a record obsessed with the usual Drake themes, now with more absentee fathering—released Friday doesn’t do much for me either.…

Rita Ora's All-Star 'Girls' Anthem Is a Bust, But Charlie Puth Gives Us Sweet, Sweet Harmony

No, don’t like it: Rita Ora, Charli XCX, Cardi B & Bebe Rexha, “Girls” When Rita Ora teased the release of this anthem over the past week, I was hoping for a nice, delectable summer banger, but this is more like the song you play after everyone’s left the house party and there’s a bunch of beer cans laying around…

Looks Like Taylor Swift's Cover of Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September' Is Our Friday the 13th Curse

N, strike this down: Taylor Swift, Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” cover — It’s been a hellish week, and it’s now made more hellish by Swift’s mellowed Spotify-curated version of one of my TOP FIVE pick-me-up songs, which she instead turned it into a soulless, acoustic prom ballad. Don’t subject yourself to this on a…

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