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There Was No Girl As Bold As You: The Overlooked Legacy Of Natalie Merchant And 10,000 Maniacs

Three years is a perfectly respectable amount of time to wait between projects, but the announcement that Natalie Merchant is embarking on a summer tour…
Stephen Deusner | March 22, 2017 - 2:13 pm

Interview

Q&A: Aimee Mann On ’70s Soft Rock, Suicide Missions To Mars, & Mental Illness

In The Big Sleep, one of the most famous gumshoes in American literature is hired to figure out who is blackmailing a young woman named…
Stephen Deusner | March 6, 2017 - 1:39 pm

List

34 Essential Glam Songs

When Marc Bolan appeared on the BBC show Top Of The Pops in March 1971 to perform his smash hit "Hot Love," he launched a…
Stephen Deusner | January 5, 2017 - 1:19 pm

2016 In Review

The 20 Best Country Albums Of 2016

Like most of America, I spent the evening of 11/8 watching the returns and waiting for my country to redeem itself. Thoroughly unqualified both professionally…
Stephen Deusner | December 16, 2016 - 1:18 pm

Interview

Q&A: Kurt Wagner On How Hip-Hop & Audio Technology Inspired Lambchop’s FLOTUS

Brown's Diner may not look like much, but it's a Nashville institution. A low, gray, unassuming building with barely any windows, it sits near a…
Stephen Deusner | August 18, 2016 - 9:31 am

Sounding Board

Per Chants To Dream: How Evensong Almost Conquered The Charts

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.
Stephen Deusner | May 18, 2016 - 1:59 pm

Sounding Board

Party Off, Garth: The Short Life And Long Death Of Chris Gaines

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.
Stephen Deusner | May 17, 2016 - 11:41 am

List

Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

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.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Margo Price

Lots of people live through hard times, but few get as many good songs out of it as Margo Price. She has survived her share…
Stephen Deusner | January 19, 2016 - 11:40 am

Interview

Q&A: Matthew Sweet On His ’90s Power-Pop Trilogy & Crowdfunding A New Album

During the early 1990s Matthew Sweet released three albums that, in retrospect, form a loose trilogy of guitar-driven, big-hearted, coming-of-age power pop. It began with…
Stephen Deusner | January 6, 2016 - 1:16 pm

2015 In Review

If It Ain’t Bro, Don’t Fix It: The Year In Country Music

At the CMAs this year, the music industry made itself make history. After years of bro country dominance, with prized trophies going to dudes with…
Stephen Deusner | December 16, 2015 - 10:41 am

Interview

Q&A: Jay Farrar On 20 Years Of Son Volt

Son Volt's 1995 debut, Trace, is an album full of highways and backroads, maps and legends. Sturdily constructed from scraps of rusted country and strange,…
Stephen Deusner | October 27, 2015 - 11:58 am

Essay

The Story Behind The Best Worst Soundtrack To The Best Worst Movie Ever Made

Written, directed, and produced in the mid 1960s by an El Paso fertilizer salesman named Harold P. Warren, Manos: The Hands Of Fate has developed…
Stephen Deusner | September 24, 2015 - 10:31 am