Listomania

The 10 Best Coldplay Covers

Did you know Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto came out this week? The band played Letterman and Colbert and Today and Jools and Ellen and we threw
Scott Lapatine | October 26, 2011 - 11:08 am
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The 10 Best xx Covers

The xx's music is fertile ground for imaginative covers, thanks to the space that the band creates and maintains within its own songs. Inspired by…
Corban Goble | October 19, 2011 - 2:19 pm
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The 10 Best Indie Rock Songs Under 2 Minutes

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We've put…
Stereogum | October 17, 2011 - 10:56 am
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The 10 Best Indie Rock Beyoncé Covers

It's going to be impossible to claim that Beyoncé Knowles has "quietly" put together a vicious song catalog, stocked with everything from heart-wrenching ballads to…
Stereogum | October 14, 2011 - 10:24 am
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Ten Hip-Hop Albums That Would Make Great Performances

Somehow, billing an artist to play their most famous release, exclusively, got super vogue all of the sudden. Nas did Illmatic. Erykah Badu did Baduizm.
Corban Goble | October 7, 2011 - 12:45 pm
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10 Possible Monday Night Football Replacements For Hank Williams, Jr.

As you may have heard, country music lifer Hank Williams, Jr. has parted ways with Monday Night Football, the TV show he spent 20 year…
Stereogum | October 6, 2011 - 4:24 pm
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Stereogum’s 10 Most Anticipated Fall Music Festivals Of 2011

The summer slate of festivals can surely get a little overwhelming, as year after year, more and more events are added to an already-saturated calendar.
Corban Goble | September 22, 2011 - 11:21 am
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Five Indie Types Who Would Do Well On X Factor… And Five Who Wouldn’t

Tonight, as anyone who's been near a TV in the past month already knows, the much-hyped Fox singing-competition show The X Factor makes its debut.
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2011 - 6:27 pm
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Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year.
Stereogum | September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm
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Weezer’s 30 Best Cover Songs

Since winning our nerdy hearts in the mid '90s, Weezer have surprised us with weirdo career moves that may alienate some old-school fans but bolster…
Scott Lapatine | July 14, 2011 - 11:03 am
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Top 12 Albums Overlooked By Stereogum’s Best Of ’11 So Far

Last week we published our Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far. Bon Iver came out on top -- he also has the #2 album…
Scott Lapatine | June 29, 2011 - 5:18 pm
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Haunting The Chapel’s Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far

Before the quibbling starts: I didn't include YOB's Atma because it isn't out until August. It would be way up there. I've also been listening…
brandon | June 28, 2011 - 9:48 am
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Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

We still have plenty of time and music left in 2011, but since we're at the halfway (or so) mark, we thought it made sense…
Stereogum | June 21, 2011 - 1:11 pm
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Indie Songs Of The Summer 2001-2011

On Friday we posted an Internet list of the last thirty years of Songs Of The Summer to shed some (sun)light on what makes a…
Scott Lapatine | June 16, 2011 - 10:22 am
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Download Bat For Lashes’ 10 Best Cover Songs

Yesterday we posted a live version of an ethereal new tune Bat For Lashes did at Australia's Vivid Festival. The second part of the Opera…
Scott Lapatine | June 7, 2011 - 3:29 pm
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Download Radiohead’s 20 Best Cover Songs

If you watched Radiohead's 2007 thumbs_down webcast (or perused the occasional Dead Air Space office chart or Low End Theory playlist) you have a good…
Scott Lapatine | May 26, 2011 - 2:20 pm
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Download Bon Iver’s 10 Best Cover Songs

On "Calgary," Justin Vernon's vocals lay in a cloud of gloomy synths and anxious electric guitar tones, suggesting a sonic shift from the grainy For
Scott Lapatine | May 17, 2011 - 1:41 pm
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Some Indie Rock-Related Literature For Your Summer Reading List

Alongside rote one-dimensional characters and an overly familiar critique of wealthy liberals, Jonathan Franzen's Freedom features plenty of clunky indie rock references, including mentions of…
brandon | April 27, 2011 - 1:56 pm
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Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am
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80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm
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