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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.…   Read Story »
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 for 2013's best album, song, music video, new…   Read Story »
One of my favorite songs of the year was "Life Round Here (Remix)," a reworked version of a spooky Overgrown single that matched James Blake's richly expressive vocals with Chance The Rapper's…   Read Story »
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 way to sum up a year in music. It is a process…   Read Story »
The Grammys again announced their nominations with some extra flash and fanfare this year, flipping the old morning podium announcement into another primetime concert special live from the Staples…   Read Story »
The 1999 single "Bills, Bills, Bills" wasn't Destiny's Child's first hit, but it was the track that turned them into a gleaming future-pop machine, and today it stands as a classic of R&B's undyingly…   Read Story »
The nominees for this year's Mercury Prize, awarded annually to the best album out of the United Kingdom, included works by Arctic Monkeys, James Blake, David Bowie, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Foals, Jon…   Read Story »
The Drake/Blake connection! James Blake opened for Drake's star-studded OVO Fest back in August, and both artists offer up dreary, heartfelt takes on forward-looking pop, similar enough that someone…   Read Story »
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 get a whole other festival in the form of Treasure Island. A ton of…   Read Story »
For a while, I've been threatening to start including things in this space that don't quite constitute "music videos" but which do constitute music on video -- late-night performances, great…   Read Story »