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Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

When you break it down, Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" is a pretty strange song. It's got a singalong hook, but it's an almost…
Nate Patrin | June 15, 2017 - 3:54 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

There are probably more complicated and uncomfortable situations where fans have to separate the art they like from the unlikable artist who created it --…
Nate Patrin | June 1, 2017 - 1:17 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Running Up That Hill”

Kate Bush occupies this odd Trans-Atlantic space between cult figure and pop star. It makes sense that she's had a long, varied, widely analyzed, and…
Nate Patrin | May 22, 2017 - 11:40 am

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Thirteen”

Rock 'n' roll is supposed to be about feeling young and agitated, at least if you go by the mythos that the genre likes to…
Nate Patrin | May 2, 2017 - 11:00 am

Gotcha Covered

The 10 Most Memorable “Purple Rain” Covers In A Year Without Prince

Prince was far more than just "Purple Rain." He could write an amazing ballad with the best of them, but his career was always such…
Nate Patrin | April 21, 2017 - 2:21 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “These Days”

We've only hit the second installment of Gotcha Covered, and we're already dealing with one of those classic "who covered who" conundrums: an instance of…
Nate Patrin | April 12, 2017 - 10:55 am

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”

Welcome to Gotcha Covered, a new biweekly column in which Nate Patrin revisits some of the most notable cover versions of a classic track.
Nate Patrin | March 29, 2017 - 3:19 pm

Sounding Board

Don’t Keep Forgetting: How Michael McDonald Escaped Punchline Status

For a long time, the Doobie Brothers have felt like kind of a joke: the type of band it's easy to imagine namechecked in the…
Nate Patrin | March 9, 2017 - 11:16 am

Best Covers

On The Surprising Endurance Of Sade’s “By Your Side”

Ever since the Nigerian-born, English-bred singer/composer Sade Adu released her 1984 debut LP, Diamond Life, she and her eponymous band have released countless high-charting hits…
Nate Patrin | February 23, 2017 - 10:01 am

List

A Look At 15 Artists Up For Their First Grammy

Say what you will about this year's Grammys -- it feels like it's going to be a downer. It's got a slate of performers that…
Nate Patrin | February 10, 2017 - 11:52 am

Sounding Board

Something Strange Indeed: The Music Of Ghostbusters

The comedic legacy of Ghostbusters is pretty firmly set in stone -- deep enough that even the idea of a reboot was enough to freak…
Nate Patrin | June 30, 2016 - 1:27 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best DJ Shadow Songs

This year has to be a hectic one for DJ Shadow. As much as his new album The Mountain Will Fall deserves recognition on its…
Nate Patrin | June 28, 2016 - 11:18 am

List

7 Dead ’90s Music Formats

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Nate Patrin | May 19, 2016 - 10:39 am

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I Remember When I Lost My Mind: “Crazy” 10 Years Later

Tell somebody from the year 2003 that the producer half of Lex Records cult-rap act DM & Jemini would team up with the recently solo…
Nate Patrin | March 11, 2016 - 1:38 pm

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Who’s Who In The The Life Of Pablo Credits

For someone so often depicted as self-centered, Kanye West has a powerful tendency to give others credit where it's due. At the tail end of…
Nate Patrin | February 15, 2016 - 2:16 pm

Comments from Nate Patrin

It definitely would've made it if I'd expanded this to collaborative/guest features, along with UNKLE's "Rabbit in Your Headlights".
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June 30, 2016 on The 10 Best DJ Shadow Songs