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5 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Sunday

Sundays at festivals can so often be a bittersweet thing. People are starting to get ragged, the festival grounds start to smell of some kind…
Ryan Leas | June 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm
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5 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Saturday

Saturday at Bonnaroo can sometimes be a tricky thing. While you’re in the thick of the weekend and things can get a little crazy around…
Ryan Leas | June 14, 2015 - 5:52 pm
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7 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Thursday & Friday

By its early reputation and the sheer nature of it, Bonnaroo should be a complete mess. But the staff are universally nice and the people…
Ryan Leas | June 13, 2015 - 7:34 pm

The Black Keys Albums From Worst To Best

Somewhere along the way, the Black Keys sneakily became one of the weirdest bands of the 21st century. Not stylistically, of course -- and that'…
Ryan Leas | June 11, 2015 - 11:44 am
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The 7 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Sunday

Governors Ball was oversold, there’s no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 8, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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The 6 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Saturday

Following up a set from Drake would be a tough job for anyone, and the bill for Saturday’s Governors Ball did seem a little sparse…
Stereogum | June 7, 2015 - 2:03 pm
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The 8 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Friday

For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we…
Stereogum | June 6, 2015 - 3:17 pm
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Faith No More Albums From Worst To Best

When I saw San Francisco's revenant Faith No More play Seattle for the first time in nearly 20 years, they closed their set with "Mark…
Joseph Schafer | June 4, 2015 - 12:23 pm
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The 6 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Saturday

I’d been told Primavera was one of the best festivals in Europe, and as the final day started up I definitely believed the hype. It’…
Ryan Leas | May 31, 2015 - 11:12 pm
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The 5 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Friday

After spending some more time at Primavera, it’s just striking how civilized of a festival it is. Things are reasonably priced! You spend the whole…
Ryan Leas | May 30, 2015 - 10:49 am
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The 5 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Thursday

Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don't really have to try as hard. Who doesn't feel like going to Spain for a festival…
Ryan Leas | May 29, 2015 - 1:06 pm
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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2015

Before we get started with this month's column, a quick programming note: For scheduling reasons, Black Market founder and Stereogum editor Michael Nelson has passed…
Doug Moore | May 29, 2015 - 10:02 am
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The 10 Best Stereolab Songs

While grunge was peaking, Britpop was winding down, and hip-hop was in the midst of being codified as pop's lingua franca, Stereolab were just getting…
Raymond Cummings | May 28, 2015 - 12:55 pm
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11 Intriguing Appearances On At.Long.Last.A$AP

While the A$AP Mob has always attracted attention for their Tumblr-cultivated iconography (and iconoclasm), they've typically been less about chasing or even starting trends tha…
Nate Patrin | May 27, 2015 - 4:11 pm
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48 Bands That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What's a legacy to a legend? For some, it's a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist…
Brad Shoup | May 21, 2015 - 11:40 am
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Yes Albums From Worst To Best

Yes are one of the flagship acts of progressive rock. They're also one of rock's weirdest bands. Their best music is intense and aggressive, incorporating…
Phil Freeman | May 20, 2015 - 10:21 am
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Blondie Albums From Worst To Best

When music critics talk about the reasons “punk had to happen,” they’re usually making accusations about how bloated and corporate arena rock was getting i…
Nate Patrin | May 6, 2015 - 12:41 pm
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The 10 Best Brand New Songs

Being a diehard Brand New fan is a frustrating, often punishing exercise. In the 15 years since their arrival, they've been a hard band to…
James Rettig | April 28, 2015 - 1:08 pm
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Remembering Bernard Stollman: 10 Essential ESP-Disk Albums

Bernard Stollman died this week at 85. Unknown to most but a legend to many, he was one of the most important non-musicians in the…
Phil Freeman | April 24, 2015 - 11:13 am
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There’s Beer In The Jar: 8 Boundary-Pushing Brewer-Musician Collaborations

If you've spent any time watching television in the last several years, you've probably had the dubious pleasure of watching Pitbull try to sell you
Brad Sanders | April 23, 2015 - 10:36 am
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