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While the A$AP Mob has always attracted attention for their Tumblr-cultivated iconography (and iconoclasm), they’ve typically been less about chasing or even starting trends than they are about reinventing them. A$AP Rocky’s shown skill and savvy in building on his lifelong hip-hop influences — he was named after Rakim and raised on Dipset — while… More »

From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they’d written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band cut their teeth seemingly as philistines, playing sloppy, drunken versions of everything from Creedence to the Sex Pistols. Time passed, R.E.M. became more sophisticated, and their covers eventually became more… More »

“Don’t call it a comeback” is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

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Obama Shares Vacation Playlists Featuring Florence + The Machine, Beyoncé, Okkervil River

Let's not bury the lede here: President Obama seems to be siding with Spotify in the streaming wars. POTUS tweeted a pair of vacation playlist…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Leonard Cohen Soundtracks True Detective Season 2 Credits

True Detective was a regular featured player back when we ranked the best soundtrack moments of each month, and the show returned to HBO for…
James Rettig | June 22, 2015 - 9:55 am

Leonard Cohen – “Got A Little Secret”

Even after releasing two studio albums and one live one over the past few years, Leonard Cohen still has some unreleased tunes rattling around. O…
James Rettig | May 12, 2015 - 9:23 am

Susanna – “Who By Fire” (Leonard Cohen Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

When Norwegian singer-songwriter Susanna covers a song, she melts it down to almost nothing, then casts her haunting voice like a fishing line, hooking onto…
Aaron Lindenberg | April 16, 2015 - 10:06 am

Leonard Cohen – “I Can’t Forget”

Leonard Cohen is releasing a live album called Can't Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour, and it's full of new takes on some of…
Caitlin White | April 9, 2015 - 10:16 am

Leonard Cohen – “Never Gave Nobody Trouble”

Leonard Cohen released his last studio album Popular Problems just a few months ago, but he's already released one live album since then, and now…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2015 - 11:41 am

Leonard Cohen Triumphs Over Nickelback For Album Of The Year Juno

You won't often see Leonard Cohen pitted, in direct competition, against Nickelback. But it happened last night, and, miracle of miracles, Cohen won. This i…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2015 - 8:49 am

Watch Father John Misty Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On The Wire” On The Strombo Show

Father John Misty sure knows how to keep the press gears grinding: in the lead-up to and in the immediate aftermath of I Love You,
James Rettig | February 23, 2015 - 6:57 pm

Nick Cave – “Avalanche” (Leonard Cohen Cover, Black Sails Version)

Nick Cave has recorded a new version of his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche," a song that he first covered as the opening track o…
James Rettig | January 9, 2015 - 8:04 pm

Leonard Cohen – “Suzanne” (From Live In Dublin) (Stereogum Premiere)

Leonard Cohen's Live In Dublin concert film is coming soon on DVD and Blu-ray, and he's previewing it today with some striking audio from the…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2014 - 11:56 am

Stream Leonard Cohen Popular Problems

Leonard Cohen turns 80 next week, and he remains cooler than any of us. On his birthday, the poetic rock eminence will follow up hi…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2014 - 9:21 am

Mentally Prepare Yourself For Miley Cyrus’ Leonard Cohen Cover

If you’re one of the people enraged at the idea that the Flaming Lips have enlisted Miley Cyrus’ help in their efforts to cover the…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2014 - 9:24 am

Leonard Cohen – “Almost Like The Blues” + Popular Problems Details

Leonard Cohen has announced that he will release a new album, Popular Problems, later this year. His thirteenth studio album was co-written with Patrick Leonard,…
James Rettig | August 19, 2014 - 9:04 am

Leonard Cohen Releasing New Album Popular Problems For 80th Birthday

Leonard Cohen has always been the old man in the room. When he released Songs Of Leonard Cohen, his incredible 1967 debut album, he wa…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Marissa Nadler – “Seems So Long Ago, Nancy” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Spectral folk singer Marissa Nadler is quite vocal about her love of Leonard Cohen. She's covered a few of his songs before, and now she'…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Wild Beasts – “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

British art-rock greats Wild Beasts drop their new album dark, tingling Present Tense today and further prove that they're the closest thing to Talk Talk…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 9:20 am

Watch Leonard Cohen Debut “I’ve Got A Secret” In Dublin

Leonard Cohen's lengthy world tour brought him to Dublin a few days ago, where he debuted a new song, "I've Got A Secret." The song…
Liz Pelly | September 15, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″ Video

In a new video, and for no discernible reason, Lana Del Rey has given us her take on Leonard Cohen's ridiculously great 1974 song and…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2013 - 8:59 am
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