The best news of the week so far is that Maroon 5’s unstoppable juggernaut “One More Night” has finally been knocked out of the number one spot on the Hot 100 after holding it for months. The song that replaced it, Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” is the less-than-thrilling lead single from an album that’s about 50 percent filler, but right now it’s just about my favorite song in the world.
Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”—which is currently hanging out down at number 77 in the company of a bunch of other tracks from Red that aren’t “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”—is a much more interesting song. For one it’s got sharp, tight hooks that the languid “Diamonds” can’t come close to matching. It’s also Swift’s first foray into dubstep, which some people have called a sign of the impending apocalypse and some have called the future of pop music, and which pretty much everyone who thinks too much about pop music can agree is going to be the type of thing that we’re going to see more and more of in the coming year.