Franchises - Page 2

The Anniversary

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space Turns 20

Jason Pierce had bad timing. The Spritualized frontman put everything into Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, his band's third album. It's a…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2017 - 11:38 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Lorde Melodrama

On the eve of her 20th birthday, Ella Yelich-O'Connor excitedly wrote a note to her fans: "I was 16 when most of us met. Can…
James Rettig | June 16, 2017 - 10:41 am

The Week In Pop

Hey Violet: When Going Pop Goes Right

If all songs are mirrors, revealing something about each listener depending on their reaction, "Guys My Age" is particularly reflective. Hearing 19-year-old Rena Lovelis dismiss…
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2017 - 4:51 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

When you break it down, Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" is a pretty strange song. It's got a singalong hook, but it's an almost…
Nate Patrin | June 15, 2017 - 3:54 pm


Q&A: Cornelius On His First LP In 11 Years, Mellow Waves

Keigo Oyamada has made many changes to his life since 2006, when he last released an album under the moniker of Cornelius. He moved his…
Patrick St. Michel | June 15, 2017 - 3:16 pm


Q&A: PUP’s Stefan Babcock On Unexpected Success, What Comes Next, And That Song About Killing His Bandmates

About one year ago, the Toronto punk quartet PUP released their second album, The Dream Is Over, a set of 10 ferociously catchy anthems that…
Michael Tedder | June 15, 2017 - 12:13 pm


31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks

"Shoegaze" was not initially meant as a compliment. Like "impressionists" (used dismissively by an art critic in 1874), "Krautrock," or more recently "deplorable(s)," the phrase…
Zach Schonfeld | June 14, 2017 - 12:17 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen

When XXL first started picking its rap freshmen a decade ago, none of them owed anything to the internet. Today, that's a tough thing to…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2017 - 9:57 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound

Jason Isbell seems like the sort of person who looks you in the eye when he talks to you. In his songs, Isbell says exactly…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2017 - 12:26 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Ride Weather Diaries

When Ride reunited in 2014, they were there to give the people what they wanted: the hits. In those initial shows, the setlists featured songs…
Ryan Leas | June 12, 2017 - 11:47 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

T.O.P., the most effortlessly charismatic member of the South Korean boy band BigBang was released from the hospital today after overdosing on anti-anxiety pills. T.O.P.
Tom Breihan | June 9, 2017 - 1:40 pm


Q&A: Backstage at Governors Ball, Air Look Back On Two Decades of Being Fabulous

Stereogum is named from a lyric from the Air song "Radio Number 1," from the French futurists' 2001 LP, 10,000 Hz Legend. As such, we…
Michael Tedder | June 9, 2017 - 1:37 pm

Sounding Board

A Somewhat Surprising Morning At The Chainsmokers’ Pop-Up Shop

Fifteen minutes before its planned 11AM opening time, there were 16 people in line for the Chainsmokers’ NYC pop-up shop. The four-day buying experience, running…
Kelly Conaboy | June 9, 2017 - 11:27 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up

A popular musician, the frontman of a huge rock band, finds himself lost. His success seemed to come out of nowhere, and he worries about…
Tom Breihan | June 9, 2017 - 10:27 am
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