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Living Up to a Big Reputation

Like it or not, Taylor Swift is back—synth-pop and bass booming. On Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, Swift released her sixth album, “Reputation,” on iTunes. Already, sales have soared, with the album selling 700,000 copies...

Is Music Really Getting Worse?

Music is getting worse. Much, much worse. This week 50 years ago, The Beatles occupied the first five spots of the Billboard Hot 100 with, in order, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves...

Lady Gaga, Meet Joanne

Gone are the meat dresses, birdcage face masks and blood-spurting performances, icons of her explosive success in 2008. Meet Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga. Her fifth and newest album, “Joanne,”...