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We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

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 shamelessly fun bangers, but she has done it without some of the fanfare associated with other pop stars. And, you know, the musical work is stellar; it makes a ton… More »

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

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ceo – “Mirage”

Ceo, otherwise known as the former Tough Alliance member Eric Berglund, will release his sophomore solo album Wonderland next month, and we've already posted the
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2014 - 8:53 am


So far ceo's Wonderland has yielded one lead single, "WHOREHOUSE," and a timely video for that single in addition to non-album Kanye West cover. Now…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2014 - 9:02 am

ceo – “Whorehouse” Video

Word of ceo's second album, Wonderland, came with lead single "Whorehouse," which I described like so: "The song’s childlike jauntiness belies its adult-oriented title, but…
Chris DeVille | December 19, 2013 - 10:17 am

ceo – “My Liquor” (Kanye West Cover)

"Hold My Liquor" is one of the darkest, most despairing selections on Kanye West's Yeezus, a resplendent lament that somehow synthesizes Justin Vernon's falsetto croon,…
Chris DeVille | December 9, 2013 - 9:44 am


Fans of intricately conceived metropolitan Swedish indie pop rejoice! Tough Alliance member Eric Berglund is readying his next album as ceo, the follow-up to 2010…
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2013 - 10:37 am

ceo – “Illuminata (D Lissvik Remix)”

White Magic Epilogue, a remix EP from Eric Berglund's Tough Alliance side project ceo, came out in Scandinavia last year, and now it's out everywhere…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2011 - 2:52 pm

ceo & jj Team Up To Cover Blondie

If you were going to cover a Blondie song, you'd probably pick one of the classics, right? Something off Parallel Lines, or maybe "Atomic"? Well,…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2011 - 10:22 am

ceo covers Beyoncé

ceo's new "Illuminata" video that came out yesterday was timed with the release of the "Illuminata" 7-inch, which is also out. The 7" comes with…
jessica | December 16, 2010 - 11:18 am

ceo – “Illuminata” Video

This summer ceo aka Eric Berglund told Pitchfork a bit about his quest for inner stillness vis a vis his love for singing and smacking…
Amrit Singh | December 15, 2010 - 10:15 am

ceo – “Everything Is Gonna Be Alright”

Fresh off releasing one of the key tracks for this year's Cruel Summer, ceo aka the Tough Alliance's Eric Berglund's offering a perfectly timed rejoinder…
Amrit Singh | July 6, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Cruel Summer: Stereogum Summer Jams 2010

Welcome to summer, welcome to free and legally downloadable summer jams. Time to CELEBRATE on ROOFTOPS. But you know, oil spills. And crazy people waiting…
Amrit Singh | July 2, 2010 - 6:44 pm

ceo – “Come With Me” Video

In a perfect world, you wouldn't need to know much more about ceo than the brief bio over at the Modular site: "ceo is you…
brandon | May 28, 2010 - 7:58 am

CEO – “Prologue” Video

There's not much information on CEO, besides this video that appeared on the Sincerely Yours site. But this introduction seems to star Tough Alliance's Eric…
jessica | April 20, 2010 - 1:09 pm