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The Weeknd Samples Radiohead’s “All I Need” On Unearthed Demo “Airports”

The Weeknd came to prominence in part by sampling underground totems like Beach House and Siouxsie And The Banshees, and he got into a fight
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2016 - 5:22 pm

Watch Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery Rap Run The Jewels Lyrics On Good Behavior

In TNT's new series Good Behavior, Downtown Abbey's Michelle Dockery plays Letty Dobesh, a con artist recently released from prison. It's quite the personal rebrand…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2016 - 1:44 pm

2016 In Review

The Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of 2016

The Stereogum staff has already weighed in on the year's finest albums and songs. Now it's your turn: Our annual readers poll the Gummy Awards…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2016 - 12:04 pm

sir Was – “In The Midst” Video

We enjoyed Joel Wästberg's debut EP as sir Was, A Minor Life, so we're happy to report that the Gothenberg musician is releasing an LP…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2016 - 8:53 am

Here Are The 2017 Grammys Nominations

The Grammys announced their 2017 nominees this morning, with Grammy darling Meghan Trainor on CBS This Morning to unveil the big four categories: Album Of…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2016 - 8:32 am

Elbow – “Magnificent (She Says)”

Elbow are veterans of that post-Radiohead era in British pop-rock that gave us Coldplay, Travis, and Starsailor, and they're still going strong 15 years after…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2016 - 7:49 pm

Kanye West – “Ass Shots” (Feat. French Montana & Cam’ron)

Kanye West is currently recovering from a mental breakdown that put him in the hospital for more than a week, but Fake Shore Drive directs…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2016 - 1:02 pm

2016 In Review

The 42 Best Ty Dolla $ign Features Of 2016

2 Chainz - "Lil Baby" (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) 24hrs - "What You Like" (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Wiz Khalifa) …
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2016 - 11:54 am


Grails – “Chalice Hymnal”

Portland experimentalists Grails will return next year with Chalice Hymnal, their sixth LP and first in six years. In the interim since 2011's Deep Politics,…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nickelback Shut Down Canadian Cops’ Threat To Play Their Album To Drunk Drivers

One of this week's goofiest stories involved the police in Kensington, Price Edward Island threatening to play Nickelback songs as punishment for drunk drivers. On…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2016 - 5:01 pm

Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo Shares Hot Take On Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell, Then Apologizes

The most universally acclaimed release of Sufjan Stevens' career is Carrie & Lowell, his 2015 album inspired by the death of his estranged mother. Because…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2016 - 8:27 am

The Rolling Stones – “Ride ‘Em On Down” Video (Feat. Kristen Stewart)

The Rolling Stones' blues covers album Blue & Lonesome is out today, and with it a video for "Ride 'Em On Down" starring Kristen Stewart.
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2016 - 8:13 am

The Week In Pop

Mr. Loathsome & Mr. Wholesome: The Weeknd & John Legend Are Finding Very Different Ways Over Pop’s R&B Barrier

Poor Usher. Poor Jeremih. Poor Trey Songz. R&B's workmanlike radio superstars churn out jam after jam, some of them truly transcendent, yet only rarely do…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Run The Jewels – “Legend Has It”

Run The Jewels have revealed another song from the heavily anticipated RTJ3, "Legend Has It," as well as the cover art. Both are pretty awesome.
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2016 - 11:12 am


Tracy Bonham – “Brain Crack” (Feat. Kathryn Calder)

Tracy Bonham's debut album Burdens Of Being Upright turned 20 this year, and she's crowdfunding a remake of the album called Modern Burdens featuring a…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2016 - 10:53 am

Comments from Chris DeVille

I'm glad you included that "Chairlift" song. I almost put it on my songs list (coming soon to a Stereogum near you). That album is so underrated!
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December 1, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016
I appreciate those of you who are so attuned to our weekly rhythms
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November 21, 2016 on Watch Drake Lip Sync Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” While Bench Pressing In New Apple Music Ad
Tbh we forgot those tracks were eligible! D'oh!
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November 18, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I'm 33, got into this album in college (somewhere in the 2002-2006 range), and it's one of my 10 or 20 favorites of all time. So yes, genuine enjoyment over here.
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November 18, 2016 on If You’re Feeling Sinister Turns 20
I don't think Bruno and Beyoncé are in the same category at all — she's making explicitly political music and taking stands, whereas he's basically apolitical, which would definitely score him points with conservatives. I meant to touch on that aspect of his music more in the piece: Musically it's impeccable, but in terms of content it's complete fluff. I also think you underestimate how much nostalgia Trump voters feel for the party music of the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. Remember all those white women who voted for Trump? My mom is a lifelong Republican/conservative Christian who grew up on funk and disco, and although I am not sure if she ended up voting for Trump or not, she fits the profile of all those people who stayed true to party. As someone who grew up in the suburbs, I know a LOT of others like her. I guess what I'm trying to say is Bruno's Today Show appeal is HIGH.
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November 17, 2016 on At Least America Can Agree On Bruno Mars
I am a fellow pun connoisseur and I also never noticed this.
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November 11, 2016 on Nico Segal Drops “Donnie Trumpet” Stage Name To Distance Himself From Donald Trump
A break from writing/reading meaningless articles.
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November 11, 2016 on Pop Matters
I am aware of the "man writes about Joanna Newsom as ethereal creature" phenomenon and worked hard to avoid that here, and despite your polite response I don't think you're being totally fair. Albini is credited as the engineer; it would be absurd to add caveats like "but I'm sure Newsom had a lot of input with regard to microphone placement!" I do agree that it's worth pointing out her role in producing and arranging, so I edited that line to reflect the collaborative nature of her work with Van Dyke Parks.
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November 4, 2016 on Ys Turns 10
Yeah, that's not what I said about her here, and I think it's pretty clear that's not even a message I'm trying to communicate between the lines. One paragraph about her collaborators tacked on the end after lots of rhapsodizing about her compositional and performative genius seems fair to me.
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November 4, 2016 on Ys Turns 10
Maybe people can share their interpretations here? I'm more of an experiential Joanna Newsom fan, not a scholar.
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November 4, 2016 on Ys Turns 10
These are both genres/scenes that flourished 20, 25, even 30 years ago. Not exactly cutting edge!
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
Honestly, hand-wringing comments like this take all the fun out of features like this. Go back and read the intro and make a new approach with a more positive attitude. Thanks!
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November 1, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
It's fine. Not great, not terrible. Synthpop ballad about hooking up with your ex. Infectious keyboard parts, catchy vocal melodies. Very effective when you play it loud. Certainly not deserving of being the #1 song of the year, but I think people hate it more because they hate the Chainsmokers as people / their performance at the VMAs was trash.
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November 1, 2016 on The Chainsmokers Now Have The Longest-Reigning #1 Of 2016
I've been thinking that throughout his whole comeback. It wasn't always like that, right?
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October 31, 2016 on It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Album Time
Also I must be seeing things because there's no way you just shat on "Feedback" like that
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October 28, 2016 on Being There Turns 20
Those were glorious days, RJ!
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October 28, 2016 on Being There Turns 20
I want to believe that this commenter is the Vitamin C responsible for "Graduation (Friends Forever)"
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October 28, 2016 on Being There Turns 20