This week we watched the inaugural YouTube Music Awards, a madcap Spike Jonze production that included live music videos from artists like M.I.A., whose Matangi came out on Tuesday. We reviewed it…   Read Story »
This week we closed out Rocktober with reviews of Sky Ferreira, Young L, and Eminem. We ranked Smashing Pumpkins' albums and celebrated the 20th anniversaries of No Alternative and Pussy Whipped.…   Read Story »
Big week for the Reflektors, the up-and-coming Canadian group who punked their fans during CMJ and played a bunch of new songs that got us excited for their album. On Monday we heard their…   Read Story »
This week, in advance of Pearl Jam's Brooklyn concerts, we ranked the alt-rock icons' 10 best songs, interviewed Stone Gossard, and celebrated Vs.' 20th birthday. In three years those dudes can be…   Read Story »
Another big week for Kanye West. Of course we all watched Yeezy on Kimmel, where the rap genius/biggest rock star in the world got to prove he has a sense of humor while schooling Americans on…   Read Story »
This week we watched Arcade Fire on SNL (and after SNL). We ranked U2's best albums and St. Vincent's best songs. We recommended new releases from HAIM and Meek Mill. We looked at the emo revival and…   Read Story »
This week in Stereogum... We gave Speakerboxxx/The Love Below the Anniversary treatment; we ranked Okkervil River's discography; we recapped the month in metal; we spoke to Este Haim, Frankie Rose,…   Read Story »
Drake's Nothing Was The Same leaked on Sunday, and Stereogum's Tom Breihan concluded that while it's only barely a rap album, rap is more interesting with it around. There's a good discussion…   Read Story »
Where were you when you first heard "Reflektor"? I was leaving The Westchester Mall, listening to a Bandcamp stream on my iPhone out of a car stereo. I remember it like it was six days ago. On Monday…   Read Story »
This week we ranked Coldplay's discography from worst to best then got to hear the band's Catching Fire anthem "Atlas." Also this week Derek and Alexis from OG BTW Sleigh Bells dropped "Bitter…   Read Story »