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Rome wasn’t built in a day, but Empire’s empire might have been. Fox’s new drama series about a superstar rapper turned ailing hip-hop mogul debuted to staggering numbers two weeks ago, pulling 9.8 million same-day viewers. The stats have only gone up since, with Empire’s next two episodes nabbing 10.3 million and 10.9 million, respectively. More »

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014’s best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step back and assess the best and worst of what the pop sphere has given us this year. More »

Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you’re a regular reader of this site, chances are you’re hoping Daft Punk gets lucky with an Album Of The Year win for Random Access Memories, or perhaps you’d prefer if Kendrick Lamar took home top honors for good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Both acts are… More »

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Watch The Flaming Lips, Kesha, Bethany Cosentino, Norah Jones, & Brian Wilson Sing Beach Boys Songs At Brian Fest

Last night, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson was honored at a tribute concert held at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Brian Fest aligns with the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 31, 2015 - 2:03 pm

The Week In Pop: Why So Serious, Jennifer Nettles?

My first exposure to Sugarland was the video for "Stuck Like Glue," a 2010 single that injected a shot of unexpected quirk to the heavily…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm

The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column

Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum's new weekly pop column. I'll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays,…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2014 - 2:03 pm

The Flaming Lips, Ke$ha, & New Fumes – “Elizabeth My Dear” (The Stone Roses Cover)

Back in February we wrote about the Flaming Lips and friends' plans for a track-for-track tribute to the Stone Roses' self-titled debut album. Then last…
Scott Lapatine | December 9, 2013 - 10:32 am

The Flaming Lips & Ke$ha Album Has Been Mysteriously Called Off

Lately, the Flaming Lips have entered a strange career phase: They announce some outlandish, ridiculous plan, like releasing songs via gummy skull, and then they…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Did Ke$ha’s Stage Show Rip Off The Residents?

On her most recent tour, Ke$ha brought back-up dancers wearing oversized eyeball masks, tuxedos, and top hats. The costumes worn appear to be inspired by…
Liz Pelly | July 6, 2013 - 9:48 am

Watch The Flaming Lips Freak Out On Letterman

The Terror, the dark and anxious new album from the Flaming Lips, is already out overseas, and it arrives here in a couple of weeks.
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2013 - 8:51 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is the week that the music universe finally woke up from its long holiday nap, and there were a lot of fun music video…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Stream Ke$ha Warrior

"Die Young," the lead single from Ke$ha's forthcoming sophomore LP Warrior, has been in pretty heavy rotation in the Stereogum office. Right now, it's topping…
Michael Nelson | November 27, 2012 - 11:52 am

Some Strokes, Black Keys, Johnny Depp, Ke$ha & More Pay Tribute To Tom Petty @ El Rey, Los Angeles 11/14/12

"This is a lot of Alpha energy to wrangle," Guster's Ryan Miller said in testament to Alex Levy and the Cabin Down Below Band's work…
Amrit Singh | November 15, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Ke$ha – “Die Young” Video

Ke$ha's clip for "Die Young" features our hero as a cult leader, partaking in ceremonies with orgy implications and flashing scores of Illuminati icons. Basically,…
Corban Goble | November 8, 2012 - 10:46 am

Ke$ha – “Die Young”

The career of Ke$ha has been a strange one so far, as emerging via the infectious (or unbelievably irritating, depending on who you talk to)…
Corban Goble | September 25, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Watch Wayne Coyne & Ke$ha Join Ben Folds Five In Nashville

Fresh off their work with the cast of Fraggle Rock, the newly reunited Ben Folds Five last night performed with another unlikely set of collaborators:…
Michael Nelson | September 18, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Wayne Coyne Recording With Ke$ha Again

The Flaming Lips roped a whole ton of collaborators into their forthcoming Record Store Day album The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends, and none of…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Preview Amnesty’s Mammoth 75-Song Bob Dylan Tribute Chimes Of Freedom

Last month, we reported on the existence of Chimes Of Freedom, Amnesty International's massive and mind-boggling new Bob Dylan tribute compilation. The album includes four…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Wireless Festival 2011 In Photos

A weird but interesting mix of performers at this year’s Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park: Battles, Bruno Mars, Yuck, Black Eyed Peas, Rocky Erickson,…
Scott Lapatine | July 4, 2011 - 2:18 pm