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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Fuck this week. Fuck this day, in particular. Here are some videos. …
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – January 2017

Welcome to Stereogum’s monthly jazz column! Jazz has an amazing and exhaustively documented past; classic albums are constantly being reissued, and newly discovered live recordings…
Phil Freeman | January 20, 2017 - 10:01 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

You have to feel for Japandroids. For their second album, they achieved such a perfect distillation of their sound, a rock record so nourishing and…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 3:09 pm

The Anniversary

Homework Turns 20

When Daft Punk's debut album, Homework -- which celebrates its 20th anniversary tomorrow -- was new, I hated it. I had a standard joke about…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 12:55 pm

The Week In Pop

Could Big-Shot Songwriter Julia Michaels Be A Pop Star In Her Own Right?

Chances are you're already a Julia Michaels fan whether you know it or not. After breaking into professional songwriting as a teenager, the 23-year-old Iowa…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2017 - 11:34 am

Interview

Q&A: Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Talks New Solo Project Dams Of The West

The drummer's side project is not supposed to be this good. Chris Tomson knows it, too -- hence the neuroses he feels about becoming the…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Cover Story

Shadows And Light: Allison Crutchfield Forges Ahead

Allison Crutchfield’s career began between the hours of after-school snack time and dinner, when she and her identical twin sister Katie started their first band…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 18, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Grime Pioneer Wiley Has Nothing Left To Prove

The veteran grime MC/producer Wiley and I are the same age: 37. Old enough to be old as fuck but young enough to feel like…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 11:08 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Austra Future Politics

What will future politics look like? Is it too optimistic to even picture a future in which there can be politics? Katie Stelmanis, the opera-trained…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2017 - 10:02 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

My fellow gummers, 'tis with a heavy heart that I let you know today is my last day on staff at Stereogum. I picked a…
Stereogum | January 13, 2017 - 5:22 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Someone dropped a masterpiece this week. The race for best music video of 2017 may already be over, like that time when Animal Collective dropped…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2017 - 2:05 pm

The Week In Pop

Country Star Sam Hunt Is Basically A Drake Tribute Act Now

Hearing "Marvins Room" for the first time was an epiphany. By summer 2011, Drake was already sending profound ripple effects through rap and R&B by…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2017 - 3:15 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Prepare Yourself For Conway’s Bleak, Dusty, Evocative Street-Rap

The city of Buffalo is way out in the hinterlands, a whole lot closer to Toronto than it is to New York City. But if…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2017 - 10:12 am

Interview

Q&A: Half Waif On The Search For Meaning In Her New EP form/a

Music acts as a way to conjure emotions that we don't possess precise enough language to express ourselves. Nandi Rose Plunkett has found herself fixated…
James Rettig | January 10, 2017 - 10:40 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness

There are certain life experiences that might help lead a person toward writing an uncommonly good winter album. I'd argue that one of those experiences…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2017 - 10:17 am
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