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2016 In Review

Everyone Who Was Sued For Stealing Songs In 2016

There’s a lot to say about "Blurred Lines," the inescapable (at the time) 2013 hit penned by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I., and not…
Bruce Hamilton | December 9, 2016 - 1:25 pm

2016 In Review

The 10 Best Jazz Albums Of 2016

Jazz had no breakout star on the scale of Kamasi Washington in 2016. Of course, the burly LA-based saxophonist who dominated 2015’s press coverage, even…
Phil Freeman | December 9, 2016 - 12:48 pm

2016 In Review

The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016

Nas proclaimed Hip Hop Is Dead 10 years ago. He had to raise the stakes on the album with a grandiose title and statement to…
Collin Robinson | December 8, 2016 - 12:07 pm

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

2016 In Review

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016

Is anything more personal than a favorite song? Even with our thinking caps on, we all experience music through unrelentingly individual ears. When evaluating entire…
Stereogum | December 6, 2016 - 10:00 am

2016 In Review

The 42 Best Ty Dolla $ign Features Of 2016

2 Chainz - "Lil Baby" (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) 24hrs - "What You Like" (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Wiz Khalifa) …
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2016 - 11:54 am

2016 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2016

In an age when major-label artists are putting out bloated albums in an effort to rack up the most streaming equivalent units, it can sometimes…
James Rettig | December 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm

2016 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2016

This has been such a bullshit year. We've seen gun massacres. We've seen wild political turmoil across the world. We've seen countless icons, musical and…
Stereogum | December 1, 2016 - 9:30 am

Counting Down

Leonard Cohen Albums From Worst To Best

Several years ago, The Atlantic published a controversial essay by a healthy, middle-aged oncologist who hoped to die at 75. Among his reasons -- the…
Zach Schonfeld | November 15, 2016 - 10:14 am

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Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016

We listen to a lot of music here at Stereogum -- it's sort of our job! -- and every year, we attempt to codify all…
Stereogum | November 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm

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15 Halloween Songs Rated By Spookiness

In a world beset by attacks on human rights, disease, death, and social media, the one thing everyone can agree is the scariest thing is,…
Kelly Conaboy | October 25, 2016 - 1:51 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry sons them all. …
Collin Robinson | October 18, 2016 - 4:37 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Alice In Chains Songs

Alice In Chains are widely revered by hard rock fans (and guitarists especially), though their critical standing is secretly kind of a wash. They weren't…
Dan Weiss | October 6, 2016 - 10:27 am

Counting Down

Opeth Albums From Worst To Best

Formed the same year that Sinead O'Connor stood in front of a camera crying and singing a Prince song, Sweden's Opeth began their journey in…
Jonathan Dick | October 4, 2016 - 9:12 am

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The 10 Most Unattractive Songs That You Can Now Make Your Tinder Anthem

2015 was the year pop stars invaded our dating apps. Mariah Carey was on Match.com; Zedd, Jason Derulo, and Luke Bryan all premiered music through…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 20, 2016 - 12:04 pm
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