As you know, this is usually Tom's column. But I'm taking over this week to talk about one of the most anticipated experimental albums of the season. Things will be back to normal next week. Last…   Read Story »
I've been working for Stereogum for something like two and a half years now, writing literally thousands of blog posts, and I'll stand by nearly every one of them. But there's one towering exception.…   Read Story »
There's a moment on "TMI" where Big Ups frontman Joe Galarraga tries to talk like a robot and totally fails. He literally says, "I am a robot from the 20th century / I am designed to never feel…   Read Story »
If you don't know Stephen Malkmus by now, you will never never never know him. The former Pavement frontman's signature sound was cemented somewhere around 1999's contented, side-eyed sigh Terror…   Read Story »
A little more than halfway through the 10-minute title track of Burial's Rival Dealer EP, around the time the first titanic sawtooth bassline disappears into static and the second one comes roaring…   Read Story »
Although his nearly singleminded fixation on sex has been a constant plumb line, R. Kelly's catalog is remarkably diverse. Stylistically, over the course of a 20-year solo career he's evolved with…   Read Story »
There are two big reasons why SUM/ONE, the solo debut from Gang Gang Dance's Brian DeGraw, gets the Album Of The Week nod this week. One is a simple matter of timing. The release-date calendar always…   Read Story »
There are plenty of good reasons to listen to Shearwater: There's the band's admirably expansive ambitions, almost prog-level for an indie rock band. (They made their mark by releasing an actual…   Read Story »
This is going to sound absolutely ridiculous, but Cupid Deluxe, Dev Hynes's second album as Blood Orange, reminds me of The Chronic. Hynes's lush and silky bedroom-pop is obviously light years…   Read Story »
For a band of cloudy-eyed cosmonaut warlocks, Wooden Shjips sure do sound friendly, and they're only getting friendlier with time. The band started out as the resident mystics of the Bay Area…   Read Story »