2016 In Review

2016 In Review

The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2016

I started Stereogum 15 years ago tomorrow. What a blessing to still have an excuse for constantly thinking about and reporting on all the great…
Scott Lapatine | December 31, 2016 - 3:54 pm

2016 In Review

The Worst Playlist Of 2016

In no particular order. Enjoy?
Scott Lapatine | December 31, 2016 - 11:17 am

2016 In Review

The Year The Mainstream Discovered Tame Impala

Last year, Kevin Parker released Currents, his third album under the Tame Impala moniker. It was the moment where he moved beyond the dense psych-rock…
Ryan Leas | December 29, 2016 - 3:49 pm

2016 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016

The music-video event of 2016 was easily the HBO premiere of Beyoncé's Lemonade -- inarguably one of the best albums of the year, and maybe…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2016 - 10:16 am

2016 In Review

In A Tumultuous 2016, Sampled Music Showed History Repeating

The first time I heard "Be Yourself," I couldn't help but laugh because of the haunting sentiment that an older maternal figure was commanding me…
Margaret Farrell | December 19, 2016 - 10:35 am

2016 In Review

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2016

We already shared our own picks for the best albums and songs of 2016, and now we're happy to present yours. After a week of…
Chris DeVille | December 19, 2016 - 10:00 am

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

2016 In Review

The 18 Beefiest Music Beefs Of 2016

It's been such a shitty year that making a list of the biggest music beefs -- like I did last year, and the site has…
James Rettig | December 16, 2016 - 12:03 pm

2016 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2016

Pop pop pop pop pop: It does not stop, even when your spirits drop. Sometimes it's pretty good, too! Sometimes it can comfort you in…
Chris DeVille | December 15, 2016 - 3:20 pm

2016 In Review

Wildest Memes: 22 Memorable Music Tweets From 2016

Social media has never seemed as dangerous as it does today. At the risk of getting too political in a silly post about memes, this…
Peter Helman | December 15, 2016 - 11:30 am

2016 In Review

The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017

As 2016 comes to a close it's hard not to wonder what's in store, to imagine our collective future: with anxiety, with trepidation, with dread.
Stereogum | December 14, 2016 - 12:16 pm

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Metal Albums Of 2016

Let's just put this out there: Metal had a pretty bad 2016. Maybe this is specific to my country, America, which also had a pretty…
Michael Nelson | December 14, 2016 - 10:20 am

2016 In Review

Charli XCX Reviews 2016: On Brexit, The Chainsmokers, “Damn, Daniel,” & More

Over the last few years, Charli XCX has become one of the most exciting and idiosyncratic pop stars of our time. She’s had a hand…
Ryan Leas | December 13, 2016 - 12:40 pm

2016 In Review

The Album Art We’ll Remember Past 2016

Many of the greatest hip-hop producers selected which records they would sample based on their album covers. J Dilla, DJ Premier, and Hi-Tek, among others,…
Collin Robinson | December 12, 2016 - 12:01 pm

2016 In Review

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2016

Every December for the past nine years Matt Neatock and I have produced an Oscars-style video tribute to all the bands that called it quits…
Scott Lapatine | December 12, 2016 - 11:21 am
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