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Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments

Six years ago, when I was a Pitchfork News writer, I wrote Chuck Berry's obituary. Berry had collapsed onstage in Chicago, and my editor wanted…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 8:58 am

Counting Down

Stephin Merritt Albums From Worst To Best

"Relating to other people has always struck me as the most overrated of pleasures." Stephin Merritt said this in a 2015 issue of…
Doug Bleggi | March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm

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U2’s The Joshua Tree Is 30: We Ranked Its Tracks Worst To Best

The Joshua Tree was the first time that U2 had truly looked outward, across the world. The four men -- always the four of them,…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2017 - 9:23 am

Counting Down

Xiu Xiu Albums From Worst To Best

Jamie Stewart was applying to become an airport baggage handler the day his father, a musician and record producer, committed suicide. Stewart never finished the…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 7, 2017 - 11:12 am

Best Covers

On The Surprising Endurance Of Sade’s “By Your Side”

Ever since the Nigerian-born, English-bred singer/composer Sade Adu released her 1984 debut LP, Diamond Life, she and her eponymous band have released countless high-charting hits…
Nate Patrin | February 23, 2017 - 10:01 am

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The 36 Best Odd Future Songs Not By Frank Ocean

The earliest iteration of Odd Future was formed in 2007 although the collective didn't release their first mixtape, The Odd Future Tape, until 2008. Ten…
Collin Robinson | February 21, 2017 - 10:30 am

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Grammys 2017: Performances From Worst To Best

Some of us dared to dream that maybe the Grammys would have a good year this year. They'd nominated a diverse and often worthy group…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2017 - 11:19 am

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A Look At 15 Artists Up For Their First Grammy

Say what you will about this year's Grammys -- it feels like it's going to be a downer. It's got a slate of performers that…
Nate Patrin | February 10, 2017 - 11:52 am

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34 Essential Glam Songs

When Marc Bolan appeared on the BBC show Top Of The Pops in March 1971 to perform his smash hit "Hot Love," he launched a…
Stephen Deusner | January 5, 2017 - 1:19 pm

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

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Praying For Time: 20 Incredible George Michael Moments

It was possible, even during George Michael's heyday, to take the man for granted, to imagine him as some lightweight pop star who'd be gone…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2016 - 2:38 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

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
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