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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Aimee Mann Mental Illness

In 1985, at the second annual MTV Video Music Awards, 'Til Tuesday, the new wave band that Aimee Mann formed when she was in college,…
Tom Breihan | 11:02 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

What a wild week we've had! The GOP can't get it together, a new Gorillaz album is officially on the way, Perfume Genius will follow…
Stereogum | March 24, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you're looking to experience some profound discomfort this beautiful Friday afternoon, I sincerely recommend Iggy Azalea's new video for "Mo Bounce." It's the most…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2017 - 2:17 pm

The Anniversary

Life After Death Turns 20

Perhaps the greatest testament to the power of Life After Death, the second and final album from the Notorious B.I.G., was that Biggie's death somehow…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2017 - 11:06 am

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – March 2017

If you don't follow Jazz Twitter, you probably missed the biggest (well, loudest, anyway) jazz story of the month. About three weeks ago, pianist Ethan…
Phil Freeman | March 24, 2017 - 9:35 am

The Week In Pop

Rap Is Having Another Pop Moment

"Rap is not pop/ If you call it that, then stop." When Q-Tip spoke those words on "Check The Rhime," the most enduring single from…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2017 - 1:45 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Pallbearer Heartless

Heartless landed in my inbox on the 16th of December, in the late afternoon. This was five days before the winter solstice -- the shortest…
Michael Nelson | March 23, 2017 - 10:27 am

Sounding Board

There Was No Girl As Bold As You: The Overlooked Legacy Of Natalie Merchant And 10,000 Maniacs

Three years is a perfectly respectable amount of time to wait between projects, but the announcement that Natalie Merchant is embarking on a summer tour…
Stephen Deusner | March 22, 2017 - 2:13 pm

Sounding Board

Swet Shop Boys Showed Me How To Embrace Both Sides Of My Culture

There’s a moment in every native-born minority’s development when they first learn they aren’t white. That’s not to say that prior to that discovery they…
Pranav Trewn | March 22, 2017 - 12:42 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Rick Ross Sounds Like A Rap Star Again

Every rap empire goes into decline eventually, but Maybach Music Group hit its decline phase before it ever really became an empire. Crew figurehead Rick…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2017 - 11:31 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me

"This new album is barely music." That's Phil Elverum speaking about his new Mount Eerie album A Crow Looked At Me in Jayson Greene's stunning
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 10:21 am

List

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

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Drake More Life

"A playlist." I love it. I fucking love it. What a beautiful cop-out. In labeling his new album More Life something other than an album…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2017 - 1:26 pm

The Anniversary

Person Pitch Turns 10

The term "collective" implies a united front, a melding of minds and ideas. Under vaguely zoological personas, four boys from Baltimore joined forces at the…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 20, 2017 - 10:35 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's SXSW week, so most of the Stereogum crew is in Austin right now. We've already thrown a couple parties of our own and attended…
Stereogum | March 17, 2017 - 5:02 pm
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