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The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far

Lizzy Goodman’s new book, Meet Me In The Bathroom, documents an era in rock music that many of us remember well. It uses oral history…
Stereogum | June 6, 2017 - 11:00 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Our year-end coverage rolled along this week. We chose our our favorite songs, and looked at the best…
Stereogum | December 9, 2016 - 4:40 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Thanksgiving is coming up, and many of us are dreading the difficult conversations we'll be having with family around the dinner table this year. By…
Stereogum | November 18, 2016 - 5:08 pm

More Fred Thomas stories

Stream Fred Thomas Changer

Fred Thomas used to lead the indie rock band Saturday Looks Good To Me, but his style has gone through some significant changes since then.
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2017 - 9:52 am

Fred Thomas – “Mallwalkers”

Fred Thomas' new album, Changer, comes out in a few weeks, and so far we've heard "Brickwall," "Echolocation," and "Voiceover," and talked to Thomas himself
James Rettig | January 10, 2017 - 11:36 am

Fred Thomas – “Voiceover” Video

Fred Thomas stumbles over his words on "Voiceover" as he tries to ascribe some sort of concrete language to late-night mental backflips of confusion and…
James Rettig | December 6, 2016 - 11:37 am

Stream The Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl Comp

Illinois indie rock label Polyvinyl Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a neat bit of self-referential reflection. On the 20-track compilation Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl,…
Chris DeVille | November 22, 2016 - 10:06 am


Q&A: Fred Thomas On The Transformations Driving His New Album Changer

Everything changes and nothing stands still. Fred Thomas' new album, Changer, is about the constant nature of transformation, in the same way his music --…
James Rettig | November 14, 2016 - 12:28 pm

Fred Thomas – “Brickwall”

Last year, Saturday Looks Good To Me leader Fred Thomas released a solo album, All Are Saved. It wasn't his first solo album, but it…
James Rettig | October 26, 2016 - 2:16 pm

2015 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am


The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How…
Stereogum | June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Fred Thomas – “Cops Don’t Care Pt. II” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Fred Thomas is the kind of songwriter who reorders your universe if you hear his music at the right moment, and for me, that moment…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 12, 2015 - 11:04 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Each of this week's 5 Best Songs will send you skyward, albeit in very different ways. The tiny, fragile songs here are emotional behemoths, shooting…
Stereogum | April 3, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Stream Fred Thomas All Are Saved (Stereogum Premiere)

Listening to Fred Thomas' All Are Saved often feels like traveling down the path of most resistance. Thoughts are thought and instantly contradicted, revelations made…
James Rettig | March 31, 2015 - 11:08 am