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I was prepared to ridicule Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse mercilessly. The title is preposterous, obviously; nobody says “chanteuse” except music critics too lazy to spend 15 seconds on thesaurus.com, and no one who spent part of this album’s gestation period judging American Idol can really be described as “elusive.” Then there wa… More »

My first exposure to Sugarland was the video for “Stuck Like Glue,” a 2010 single that injected a shot of unexpected quirk to the heavily codified country radio landscape. I hadn’t paid close attention to mainstream country since I was a kid, but somehow “Stuck Like Glue” made its way into my browser and captured… More »

Barely 24 hours before this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony began, Whitney Houston, a woman who’d once seemed like a cyborg engineered to win as many Grammys as possible, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room. Houston was exactly the sort of artist who the Grammys are built to honor — enormously talented, ridiculously… More »

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Adele’s 25 Reportedly Out In November

Adele's 2011 sophomore album 21 remains the highest-selling album of this decade (as well as being a really good album), and she may finally be…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2015 - 3:22 pm
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Danger Mouse Is Working On The New Adele And Red Hot Chili Peppers Albums

Serious question: Has Danger Mouse climbed to the top of the producer power rankings? Brian Burton keeps nabbing more and more prominent clients; in recent…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 2:58 pm
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These Are Pandora’s 10 Most Liked Songs Of All Time

Pandora continues to be one of the most popular musical outlets of the digital age. With its curated playlists and algorithms and thumbs-up/thumbs-down interactivity, it'…
Chris DeVille | January 29, 2015 - 10:27 am
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Adele’s New LP Won’t Be Out Until The End Of 2015 Or Later

Looks like Adele's third studio album may not arrive until the end of the year. Her 21 followup was originally speculated to drop in the…
James Rettig | January 16, 2015 - 5:34 pm
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Phil Collins Won’t Be On Adele’s New Album As She’s A “Slippery Little Fish”

Back in January, Phil Collins said that he had been asked to work with Adele on her upcoming third full-length. The singer is expected to…
James Rettig | October 30, 2014 - 7:44 pm
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Watch Aretha Franklin Cover Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” On Letterman

Aretha Franklin was the guest on last night's David Letterman, where she performed her cover of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" that was released yesterday…
James Rettig | September 30, 2014 - 9:22 am
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Aretha Franklin – “Rolling In The Deep” (Adele Cover)

You can make a pretty strong case that Aretha Franklin is the strongest female pop singer -- or, hell, the strongest pop singer of any…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2014 - 8:49 am
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Hear Two Unreleased Songs From Adele’s 21 Sessions

Adele's 2011 sophomore album 21 sold crazy, ridiculous, unprecedented numbers for an album that came out this decade. It's also a pretty good album! Rumor…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Aretha Franklin Working With André 3000, Covering Adele On New LP

In case you didn't know (I didn't), legendary singer Aretha Franklin has been hard at work on a covers album that focuses on songs by…
James Rettig | June 25, 2014 - 10:00 pm
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Jack White Calls Black Keys “Watered-Down” White Stripes, Later Apologizes

Earlier this month, the Black Keys discussed their Jack White feud and were pretty sympathetic to the guy -- but now White has talked more…
Miles Bowe | May 30, 2014 - 6:15 pm
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Adele Teases 25 On Twitter?

Adele’s last album, 21, sold roughly 26 gajillion copies, enough to make the Frozen soundtrack look like your little cousin’s basement hardcore demo, and it…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2014 - 2:37 pm
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SNL With Andrew Garfield Music Recap: Coldplay, “The Beygency,” Drake Vs. Skrillex In Family Feud, And Chris Martin Kisses Spider-Man

Coldplay made their fifth appearance on SNL last night, performing two songs from Ghost Stories and lending Chris Martin to kiss host Andrew Garfield i…
Scott Lapatine | May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am
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Watch SNL’s Kim & Kanye Talk Show, The Worst Cover Songs Of All Time, And Lady Gaga & R. Kelly Performance

Tonight's Saturday Night Live gave us Waking Up With Kimye, a talk show in which Jay Pharaoh and Nasim Pedrad reprised their familiar impressions of…
Scott Lapatine | November 17, 2013 - 1:19 am
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Adele – “Skyfall”

Have you heard of this singer Adele? British lady? Decent voice? No? Well, she's singing the new Bond theme, "Skyfall," and it just hit the…
Michael Nelson | October 4, 2012 - 4:45 pm
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Watch The Promise Ring Cover Adele

The A.V. Club's Undercover video series, which matches up bands with unlikely covers, has really hit on something great with its latest installment: Reunited emo…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2012 - 12:37 pm
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Watch Blur Play The Brit Awards

Blur's big festival-circuit reunion tour came three years ago, and the group has mostly been inactive since then, though co-leaders Damon Albarn and Graham Coxo…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2012 - 9:03 am
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Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2012 - 7:55 pm
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