From Apocalyptic Urban Outfitters Employee to Dust Bowl Diva to Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, Taylor Swift contains multitudes. Is she none of them? Is she all of them? Watch the supercut and judge for yourself ... Discuss

As a public service announcement, we at RELEVANT feel duty-bound to inform you that immensely popular "rock" band and human garbage disposal impersonators Nickelback have summoned whatever tepid muses they consult for what passes as "inspiration" to flush another album out into a world that never did them any wrong. This witch's brew of complacency doesn't have a title yet, but the first single is called "Edge of a Revolution." It sounds like a rusty old Chevette crashing into a semi-truck full of goats, which is to say it sounds like every other Nickelback song. This particular jumble of junk riffs and drum splats has the benefit of frontman Chad Kroeger's keen political insights, with lines like "What do we want? We want change! How we gonna get there? A revolution!" that make Black Eyed Peas sound like William Faulkner. We'll have to deal with the rest of the album later this year ... Discuss

Does the sunshine seem a little sweeter? Do the brooks babble a bit more sugary? Does the laughter of children fill you with new delight? Of course it does. Global superstar and benevolent fairy godmother Taylor Swift has ushered in a new era of joy and fidelity by announcing a new album. It's called 1989, the year Taylor's cherished soul first graced our weary planet. The cover is a Polaroid, because she is the ghost of a Civil War widow. And the first single is called "Shake It Off," which is about dancing, ignoring the haters and the charmed whirlwind that Taylor Swift calls life. Welcome to the new world order ... Discuss

Maybe. Insofar as Page Six's "sources" and someone who "heard" Kim Kardashian talking about it with her friends can be trusted. So, take this with a decent-sized handful of salt, however, it's not as out there as it might sound at first. Kanye is working on a new album, and McCartney has been open about wanting to work with him. Also Kanye's rep—who attended McCartney's show in Los Angeles last week—declined to comment, which is an odd move to make if the rumor was totally bogus. We'll keep you updated if we hear anything new about this rumor, with a little help from our friends ... Discuss

Taking a page right out of the Beyonce playbook, the always-loveable Michael Cera released a surprise album this week, which you can listen to on Bandcamp. And, for a dude whose mostly known for his comedies, it’s actually pretty good (just a heads up, there’s some explicit language). George Michael channels Michigan-era Sufjan Stevens, with interestingly-arranged folk tunes, weird lyrics, electronic bleeps and whispery vocals. Well done, Mr. Manager ... Discuss

Proving again that this summer's Billboard charts have a taste for irony, the "Awesome Mix, Vol. 1" that served as both The Guardians of the Galaxy's soundtrack and central characterization device is the country's top-selling album this week. The soundtrack is entirely made up of '60s and '70s hits—many of which are floating around Spotify for free—but the mixtape is helped by some great album art, the film's unexpected success and tiny dancing Groot. Director James Gunn wrote a giddy Facebook post to celebrate.

Haha! The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is the NUMBER ONE record in the country! All those days as a child I spent locked in a room listening to AM radio were not wasted! (Somewhere in a boardroom right now a movie executive is trying to give a film that's not testing well the 'Guardians soundtrack treatment but with a new twist' - say, nineties grunge hits over a buddy action comedy. This is something you will not thank me for.)

"Nineties grunge hits over a buddy action comedy" doesn't sound all that bad ... Discuss