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Distantly Thankful: Popdust's Thanksgiving Playlist for 2020

It's harder to remember what we're grateful for this year, but maybe some music will jog your memory.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, although this year's holiday festivities are looking pretty bleak.

Even with recent vaccine updates providing a little light at the end of the tunnel, we still have a long way to go before large group gatherings can resume as normal. Travelers are going to great lengths to ensure they reach their destination safely; many folks are opting out of traveling altogether, choosing to spend their holiday season alone at home.

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Indie Roundup: The Five Best Indie Releases This Week

Here's what to listen to this weekend.

If you're anything like us, you're probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of albums being released on a weekly basis.

Popdust's weekly column, Indie Roundup, finds the five best albums coming out each week so that you don't have to. Every Friday, we'll tell you what's worth listening to that might not already be on your radar.

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Megan Thee Stallion's debut album has finally arrived.

Since she announced the album a few weeks ago, the music world has held its breath in anticipation. As a result, a lot of great music has gone unnoticed. While SAINt JHN and Meg will undoubtedly tear up the charts this week, here are other great releases from lesser-known artists that deserve just as much attention.

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Fabolous is among the best rappers to ever grace the microphone.

Criticism has undoubtedly trailed the rapper over the years. His quality has fluctuated at times, and his sound can be seen as dated. But when Fab has set all the B.S. aside and just rapped, he's shown himself to be one of the best rappers alive time and time again. In honor of his 43rd birthday, here are six tracks that demonstrate the timelessness of Fabolous.

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7 Great Holiday Gifts for Music Lovers

We're here to make your holiday shopping a little easier.

Whether you're ready or not, the holiday season is on the horizon.

While this year's celebrations are sure to feel a little different than your normal holiday gatherings, gifts—whether exchanged in-person or long distance—are still a welcome way to help detract from the constant mess that is 2020. But gift shopping can be difficult even under normal circumstances, which is why we're here to help.

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The 15 Best Rihanna Songs, Ranked

We're not sure when we'll get the next album, but our love for Rihanna is timeless.

If the fact that it's been over four years since Rihanna released ANTI isn't completely unsettling to you, how do you feel knowing that last week marked a decade since her fifth album, Loud?

At 32, the ever-elusive, always iconic Barbadian singer has quite an impressive resume. Rihanna's eight studio albums have sold over 250 copies worldwide, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. She's scored 14 No. 1 hits and nine Grammy Awards. Her mix of dance music with Caribbean and reggae influences have made her a singular force in mainstream pop.

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