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Stereogum’s Favorite Live Shows Of The Year

While we’re almost done with thinking about the year that was, we can’t let it go by without recapping the year in our favorite concerts. Most of the shows we saw were in the LES (’cause it’s closer than say LA), but if we were there, it was eligible for inclusion on this here list… More »

By: Stereogum / December 27, 2006 - 4:04 pm

Pitchfork’s Top Tracks Of The Year

With all of the lists coming at ya this time of year, it’s tempting to fuck selective attenuation and just ignore ‘em all — but today Pitchfork published their top tracks list and, naturally, we were down to take a look. The Knife, Hot Chip, and Clipse were the only artists to place two tune… More »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2006 - 10:58 am

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice: 2006 Mashed Up

UPDATE: Since this post was published, we’ve made MySplice an annual tradition. Listen to and download all editions here.

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Do albums matter as much as singles anymore? We like to think so. But 2006 was a great year for indie acts representing with a hot track. We wanted to figure a way… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2006 - 6:00 pm

NME’s Albums And Singles Of ’06

‘Tis the season for music journos and bloggers to rank and rate their favorite musical discoveries of the year. And thanks to a fine transcribing soul at ILM, we have NME’s rankings right here. By their lists, this was the year of Hot Chip:50 The Kooks – Inside In / Inside Out
49 Absentee -… More »

By: Stereogum / December 6, 2006 - 10:44 am

Nor-wave Goodbye To Oslo: Stereogum @ Øya 2006

One thing to know about Oslo: Most people are honest (except cabbies), friendly (except customs agents), extremely beautiful (no exceptions), and obsessed with the export of their arts. So Øya is ostensibly an international festival, drawing on credible, on-the-rise indie acts (Cold War Kids, The Knife, Midlake) and legendary industry stalwarts (Morrissey, Yoko Ono, Beck)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 15, 2006 - 9:06 pm

Adios, Illinoise

We?re still recovering from our sojourn to the self-described “musical center of the universe” this weekend, and a little worse for the wear. But the last days of Lolla gave us the festival’s most unforgettable moments, amazing weather and serendipitous encounters. Best set of the weekend… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 7, 2006 - 4:32 pm

Hot Chip/Grand National/The Presets @ Bowery Ballroom 3/11/06

Watching four perfectly average, somewhat awkward white boys sidle up to a buffet of vintage synthesizers, I questioned coming to a place like Bowery for a band like Hot Chip. Though a devotee of the Brits’ laptop squirgle pop, I feared a set of lifeless sample pad triggering and repertoire regurgitation. Despite the best effort… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 13, 2006 - 8:27 am
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