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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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P-Funk Albums From Worst To Best

George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic collective isn't always posed as a leading candidate for greatest or most important band of the '70s, but try and imagine what…
Nate Patrin | August 12, 2015 - 12:45 pm

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The 10 Best Chemical Brothers Songs

Twenty years ago, in the last week of June 1995, the Chemical Brothers released their debut album, Exit Planet Dust, and turned the strong electronic-dance…
Nate Patrin | July 21, 2015 - 11:31 am

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11 Intriguing Appearances On At.Long.Last.A$AP

While the A$AP Mob has always attracted attention for their Tumblr-cultivated iconography (and iconoclasm), they've typically been less about chasing or even starting trends than…
Nate Patrin | May 27, 2015 - 4:11 pm

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Blondie Albums From Worst To Best

When music critics talk about the reasons "punk had to happen," they're usually making accusations about how bloated and corporate arena rock was getting in…
Nate Patrin | May 6, 2015 - 12:41 pm

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Who’s Who On Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly

Even after less than a week's worth of impressions, To Pimp A Butterfly leaves a distinct impression: Kendrick Lamar needs a lot of collaborators to…
Nate Patrin | March 18, 2015 - 1:42 pm

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The 10 Best Missy Elliott Songs

The mid-late '90s felt like a crisis point for hip-hop: the deepening rift between mainstream and underground rap, along with the lyrical focus on high-budget…
Nate Patrin | March 3, 2015 - 12:48 pm

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Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best

Steely Dan are playing this year's Coachella, they've been sampled by everyone from Kanye to Cities Aviv, and you can hear hints of their sardonic…
Nate Patrin | January 29, 2015 - 12:35 pm

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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