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We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

As Chris cannily noted in his last The Week In Pop, “the TV-shows-about-the-music-industry industry is booming,” even as the music industry itself melts deeper into Pompeii-level hot messiness. It is ironic: 10 million people every week are watching a TV show about a record company, but nobody is buying records. So yeah, the machine appear… More »

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn’t the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

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Frank Ocean – “Lost” Video

On his Tumblr, Frank Ocean recently posted a video for "Lost," one of the most immediate and accessible songs from his 2012 masterwork Channel Orange.
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Frank Ocean – “Eyes Like Sky”

A previously unreleased Frank Ocean song has been circulating on social media and music blogs this morning. Last week, Ocean spoke with BBC Radio 1…
Liz Pelly | February 24, 2013 - 11:11 am

Watch The xx Cover Beyoncé’s “I Miss You”

Beyoncé's "I Miss You" is one of those records that just absolutely tears at the fabric of heartache and vulnerability. It's produced so well --…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 14, 2013 - 4:58 pm

The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2013 Grammys

About two thirds of the way through last night's endless Grammy ceremony, Justin Timberlake ambled onstage for the second time, this time to flank Recording…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Watch Frank Ocean, Jack White, Miguel Perform At The Grammys

The Grammys! We spent altogether too much of last night watching and talking about them, and now it's time to pick through the refuse for…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2013 - 9:20 am

Grammys 2013 Comment Party

Has it really only been a year since Adele swept the 2012 Grammys? Well, she didn't win Best New Artist, of course, because she wasn't…
Michael Nelson | February 10, 2013 - 7:56 pm

Frank Ocean Brawls With Chris Brown At LA Studio

Chris Brown and Frank Ocean got into it on Sunday night at Westlake Studio in Los Angeles, allegedly over a parking space. I'm going to…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 28, 2013 - 11:41 am

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 Lineup Feat. Phoenix, Frank Ocean

Just yesterday we got the news that French pop gods Phoenix had set a date for their return, and today, we get their first announced…
Michael Nelson | January 17, 2013 - 11:18 am

Pazz & Jop 2012 Winners

Every year, the Village Voice polls a shit-ton of music critics, ex-critics, part-timers, and bloggers for its annual Pazz & Jop music critics' poll, soliciting…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2013 - 11:31 am

Frank Ocean – “Pink Matter (Remix)” (Feat. André 3000 & Big Boi)

Frank Ocean orchestrates an OutKast reunion of sorts with this remix of "Pink Matter," one of Channel Orange's most melancholic tracks. While the song already…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 14, 2013 - 10:21 am

Hear AlunaGeorge Debut “Body Music” & Cover Frank Ocean On BBC 1Xtra’s Live Lounge

AlunaGeorge unveiled more music from their debut album, Body Music, today on BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge. Take a taste of the album's title track below,…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 7, 2013 - 12:10 pm

2012 In Review: The New Wave Of R&B Comes Into Full Bloom

Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned…
Chris DeVille | December 24, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Frank Ocean – “Wiseman”

Frank Ocean, the man behind your favorite album of the year, wrote a song for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained but it didn't make the soundtrack.
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2012 - 12:14 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Albums Of 2012

Two weeks ago, we crowned Fiona Apple with the honor of Stereogum's Top Album Of 2012. Today, you guys gave your award, the vaunted Best…
Stereogum | December 19, 2012 - 2:13 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2012

GUMMYS WEEK CONTINUES. So we’re all on the same page, let’s recap the results to date. Your Best Track is Japandroids’ “House That Heaven Built,”…
Stereogum | December 13, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Cover Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees”

Frank Ocean continues to own our soul. Last Thursday, the man played a short set at a press conference for Spotify. And during that set,…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2012 - 9:32 am

Frank Ocean Nominated For 6 Grammys

Frank Ocean has had a pretty good year, and he's closing it out in style, cleaning up on year-end lists and now, being nominated for…
Michael Nelson | December 5, 2012 - 11:40 pm

Spin’s 50 Best Albums Of 2012

Here's one of the big ones. Spin remains my favorite music publication of all time, and this year they joined Stereogum under the BUZZMedia umbrella.
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Watch Divine Fits Cover Frank Ocean

Divine Fits, the new Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown supergroup, have been working a few covers into their live shows recently. And at a Rhode Island…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2012 - 10:23 am

Bon Iver, Frank Ocean @ Angel Orensanz Center, NYC 9/24/12

Last night, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean performed at Manhattan's gorgeous Angel Orensanz Center. It was the final installment in Vitaminwater and the FADER's nine-city…
Michael Nelson | September 25, 2012 - 1:02 pm