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It was a good week for songs. Any week whose 5 Best Songs includes seven artists including Danny Brown, Ezra Koenig, Jessie Ware, Rustie, SBTRKT, Shura, and Spoon? That is a good week for songs. And you know what? You could maybe even argue that a few others shoulda been squeezed on there, too. Do… More »

It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I found the earlier years of Bonnaroo somewhat mythic — I had friends who would make summer trips down to the festival, and they talked about it like it was… More »

I came so close to including the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger’s “Animals” video this week, partly because it’s good on its own merits and partly because “eyelinered Jodorowskian hippie cult leader” is a way better look for Sean Lennon than “Cibo Matto bassist” or “guy in the East Village X-Large store waiting for… More »

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The Year In Molly

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2013 - 9:04 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am

NXNE 2014 Initial Lineup

With music festival season over, we're now getting some initial lineup announcements for next year. The massive NXNE Festival in Toronto has announced its initial…
Miles Bowe | December 12, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal…
Stereogum | December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big…
Stereogum | December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

Sleigh Bells, Danny Brown @ Terminal 5, NYC 11/22/13

At first glance, Danny Brown and Sleigh Bells on the same bill doesn't necessarily make a whole lot of sense, almost as incongruous—though not half…
Ryan Leas | November 23, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Danny Brown & Mndsgn – “Sweeney Song”

Sweeney Kovar used to run a rap blog called Classic Drug References, and now he's releasing a decidedly non-digital box set -- three 7" singles…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2013 - 10:19 am

Bob Dylan – “Like A Rolling Stone” Interactive Video

It’s a weird time for Bob Dylan to release an interactive video for his generation-defining 1965 song “Like A Rolling Stone,” but Dylan did just…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Dopehead – “Bout It Bout It Part 3″ (Feat. Danny Brown)

The Detroit rapper Dopehead is a longtime Danny Brown collaborator, and he earned Mixtape Of The Week distinctions two years ago for Plaid Palm Trees.
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Photos: Treasure Island Festival 2013

People who live in the Bay Area are lucky. Not only did they get to enjoy the incredible Outside Lands lineup, a month later they…
Miles Bowe | October 21, 2013 - 5:10 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Our weekly track countdown is still a toddler when it comes to Stereogum franchises, but it's already teeming with vets. And a couple of repeat…
Stereogum | October 11, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Old

For its vision and audacity and pure sonics, Yeezus is a great album. I've been calling it my favorite album of the year for months…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Danny Brown – “Side B (Dope Song)” Video

Danny Brown's ridiculously great new album Old is out today, and it comes separated into two halves, opening with relatively introspective boom-bap on the first…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2013 - 10:57 am

Stream Danny Brown Old

I've had the press advance for about a week now, and there's a reasonable chance that Old, the new album from the Detroit rapper Danny…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2013 - 8:54 am

Indie Kidz Songs: Hear Parodies Of Grimes, Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, And More Singing Children’s Classics

You might remember late last year finding a commercial for a fake Christmas song compilation by indie music stars including Bon Iver, Beach House, and…
Miles Bowe | September 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Danny Brown – “Dip” Video

Danny Brown is now mere weeks away from releasing his new album Old, and I cannot wait. In recent weeks, he's shared new songs like…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Danny Brown – “Side A (Old)”

It seems like an eternity since it was announced, but we're finally closing in on the release of Old, Danny Brown's follow-up to the incredible,…
Miles Bowe | September 17, 2013 - 10:26 am

Behind The Scenes At Fool’s Gold’s Day Off 2013

On Monday, the Brooklyn-based Fool's Gold label carried on its tradition of hat-tipping old New York with an annual Day Off block party. Helmed by…
Puja Patel | September 4, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Danny Brown – “ODB” Video

The time has finally come. The yammering and excitable Detroit rapper Danny Brown, a dirty old man with a pill in his mouth and his…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2013 - 10:54 am