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We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A’s with a wide array of artists who would go on to define the year. A lot of the interviews we published this year focused on process, but the byproduct of having… More »

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For the past decade, music videos have mostly lived online, far away from the cable networks that once nurtured the art form. Back in the ’90s, when cable networks were starting… More »

It’s been a lifetime since Gwen Stefani was chanting “B-A-N-A-N-A-S,” even longer still since the Velvet Underground and Nico drew on Warhol’s interpretation of the tropical fruit as a muse. But this year it felt as though there was a resurgence in banana culture, a rekindled appreciation for our innocent, fair-weather, potassium-rich yellow friends. Maybe… More »

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Joanna Newsom Plays A Small Show For A Drunk Crowd In Chelsea

Thanks to Paper mag, yesterday we learned Joanna Newsom is beautiful. And tells a mean dick joke. To celebrate at least one, if…
Amrit Singh | April 3, 2008 - 1:07 pm
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Joanna Newsom Tells Paper A Penis Joke, Wears Pretty Clothes

Longtime New York magazine Paper is launching its annual "Beautiful People" issue, with Joanna Newsom on the cover. Over at the site, they have some…
brandon | April 2, 2008 - 4:48 pm
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Joanna Newsom @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/1/08

By Amrit Singh Usually when I fall for an artist, I'm left a love-blinded fool, a sorry slave to a surge of endorphins,…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2008 - 3:51 pm
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Devendra Banhart Makes Lindsay Lohan A Mixtape

Who would've guessed that when Devendra Banhart isn't showing folks around his crib or popping a Spiritual Boner on Conan, he'd be busy making mixtapes…
Stereogum | October 17, 2007 - 2:41 pm
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Joanna Newsom Unveils New, Untitled Song In Brazil

Just this weekend, we were talking about J News, how we missed her and the Ys Street Band, how last we'd seen her was with…
Stereogum | October 8, 2007 - 10:42 am
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SXSW: Last Day In Austin

As promised, here's our last photo roundup of the shows we hit and folks we pestered on the streets of Austin during this year's South…
Stereogum | March 19, 2007 - 8:02 pm
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Joanna Newsom Has Sense Of Humor After All

Word from Drag City is that folk faerie Joanna Newsom delivers a new EP on 4/24. It's got one new track, "Colleen," and reworks of…
Stereogum | March 8, 2007 - 11:49 am
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The Coke Side Of Life

A lot of you guys are writing us to complain that Clipse wasn't higher on Pfork's list (we didn't write it!), but coke-rap is so…
Stereogum | December 20, 2006 - 11:51 am
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Pitchfork’s Top Albums Of The Year

Most of you probably figured Pitchfork's Top Albums list would feature some combination of Joanna Newsom, The Hold Steady, and TV On The Radio in…
Stereogum | December 19, 2006 - 9:39 am
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DJ Joanna Newsom Does NPR

Head to NPR for a great podcast session with Joanna Newsom, where she spins some songs near to heart and answers questions about Van Dyke…
Stereogum | December 4, 2006 - 4:33 pm
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Joanna Newsom Rebuts Your Claim

When we showed you guys the cover to Joanna Newsom's Ys, some of y'all debated the image's quality and authenticity. Well we all know the…
Stereogum | November 27, 2006 - 2:57 pm
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Bridges & Balloons (Oh Shit)

P4K's got a cool interview with Colin Meloy up today. The Decemberists frontman gives props to Lily Allen, thumbs down to Fergie, and claims album-of-the-year…
Stereogum | October 30, 2006 - 11:54 am
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Two Shows With Joanna On Sale

Tickets on sale to see the (not-freak) folkie and her massive harp at an early (5PM doors!) and late (doors at 9:30PM) show at Webster…
Amrit Singh | October 11, 2006 - 6:14 pm
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Freak Folkies Love Private-Press Records, But Leave Joanna Out Of It

This weekend, the New York Times profiled the burgeoning market for rare, often folk, private-press releases, recorded in the '60s and early '70s, and produced…
Amrit Singh | October 9, 2006 - 12:17 pm
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Ys Watercooler

If you too have heard Ys, what do you think of orchestral Joanna? How does it stack up to Milk-Eyed? Hypothetically, you know, 'cause it's…
Scott Lapatine | August 31, 2006 - 11:29 am
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MP3 Blogging Etiquette

I've been doing this Stereogum thing for a number of years now. And there are a number of tacit rules that the music blogging community…
Scott Lapatine | August 31, 2006 - 10:17 am
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Joanna Newsom’s Ys

A few minutes from Joanna's "Only Skin," live at McCarren Park last Thursday, can be viewed at YsTube. The album track is seventeen minutes, so…
Scott Lapatine | August 28, 2006 - 6:10 pm
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More About Joanna Newsom’s Ys

You probably read that Drag City is releasing Joanna Newsom's Ys on 11/14. It's got only five songs (55 minutes total). It was recorded with…
Scott Lapatine | August 17, 2006 - 12:47 pm
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Stereogum Readers Poll: Miss Indie Rock 2005

The "indie rock hottie" poll took forever 'cause none of you spell the same way. And then I had to research who was in what…
Scott Lapatine | December 22, 2005 - 6:22 pm
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Stereogum’s Top Catorce Of 2004

As usual I was unable to narrow down my favorite releases of the year to just ten. So here are Stereogum's 14 favorite discs of…
Stereogum | December 23, 2004 - 9:11 am
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