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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’s emblematic of the way this generation experiences music. So Buzzfeed had the bright idea to ask them which songs get the most thumbs up. Here’s the top 10:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 29, 2015 - 10:27 am

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 back half of last year, but a financial report from her label showed that there was nothing planned. So people began speculating that it would come out in January, following… More »

By: James Rettig / January 16, 2015 - 5:34 pm

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 release her new album sometime next year, but it doesn’t look like Collins will be on it. In a new interview with Q magazine (via Digital Spy), the former Genesi… More »

By: James Rettig / October 30, 2014 - 7:44 pm

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 (which also contains a bit of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”). For the performance, she was joined by a choir (which included Cissy Houston) and a decent-sized backing band. She… More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014 - 9:22 am

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 gender — of all time. And on her new album Aretha Franklin Takes On The Great Diva Classics, she takes on some of the best-known songs of peers and competitor… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 8:49 am

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 has it that Adele is working on a new LP called 25, and god knows this is the kind of thing that presumably has record-label execs up late at night,… More »

By: 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 “divas” and is set to come out in September. According to Billboard, she has already finished songs from Gladys Knight, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, and Tina Turner. Next up o… More »

By: James Rettig / June 25, 2014 - 10:00 pm

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 about the Keys in his new Rolling Stone cover story, and it’s pretty ugly. In the article he says the Black Keys’ success has hinged on filling the void left… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 30, 2014 - 6:15 pm

The Week In Pop: Is Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse As Ridiculous As Expected?

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, 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 »

By: Chris DeVille / May 29, 2014 - 4:31 pm

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 was a pretty good album to boot. So any indication that she’s working on new music is the sort of thing that makes recording-industry execs fall to the ground and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2014 - 2:37 pm

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 in a Spider-Man sketch. Earlier in the episode, an all-musician edition of Celebrity Family Feud offered impressions of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Skrillex, Drake, Adele, and others. And in the digital… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am

The Week In Pop: Why So Serious, Jennifer Nettles?

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / January 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm

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 shouty Kanye West and whiny Kim Kardashian. Pharoah’s West (which we last saw in his “I Am A Dog” parody) is pretty strong and included some “Black Skinhead”-y yelps to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 17, 2013 - 1:19 am

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 Interwebs, a few hours before its scheduled premiere time. It’s a pretty ostentatious arrangement — standard Bond theme stuff, nowhere near as intimate or intense as Adele’s own music –… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 4, 2012 - 4:45 pm

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 pioneers the Promise Ring enlisting an extra drummer and doing Adele’s inescapable Brit-soul radio nugget “Rumour Has It” as a shouty, drunken punk rock singalong, one significantly tougher and louder… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2012 - 12:37 pm

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 Coxon did get together to debut new song “Under The Westway” a few nights ago. But last night, all four members got back together to accept an Outstanding Contribution To Music… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2012 - 9:03 am

The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2012 Grammys

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2012 - 11:44 am

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 off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2012 - 7:55 pm

Pazz & Jop 2011 Winners (+ Stereogum’s Ballots)

Every year, venerated New York weekly newspaper The Village Voice tallies up votes from hundreds upon hundreds of music critics for its Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll and comes up with a pretty-much-definitive list of critical favorites for the year. It then packages that list with a bunch of sharp essays and write-in comments, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2012 - 9:21 am

Entertainment Weekly’s 5 Worst Albums Of 2011

Plenty of magazines are willing to let you know their picks for the year’s best albums. But as far as we know, only one rag regularly runs its list of the worst. Entertainment Weekly’s year-end issue includes its list of barrel-fish music targets, and we’ve got them all listed out below. You’ll never guess their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2011 - 10:03 am
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