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Fall Out Boy will release their latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho, next week, and they’ll do so with the kind of saturation most musicians can only dream of. Their stadium anthem “Centuries” was inescapable during ESPN’s coverage of the College Football Playoff (the highest-rated event in the history of cable), it’s #6 today on the… More »

Now that December is upon us, publications are starting to roll out their year-end lists. In the preface to our own countdown of the year’s best albums, we noted how subjective that pursuit is, but there is a more objective way to determine what music ruled 2014: cold hard facts. And what do you know,… More »

The world has come a long way since the Who released Tommy in 1969. Tomorrow night, a stage adaptation of the Flaming Lips’ seminal 2002 rock opera Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots will premiere at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse. It’s not Broadway, but it is an indicator that the era of the rock opera… More »

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Yeezus Credits Revealed

When Kanye West's ferocious new album Yeezus leaked to the internet, it wasn't clear which of Kanye's army of collaborators helped out on which songs,…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2013 - 11:19 am
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Rock Stars Occupy Wall Street: A Photo Diary

It's a full-on revolution down at Occupy Wall Street right now; the contingent seems to be growing every day, with no sign that it will…
Stereogum | October 25, 2011 - 3:37 pm
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Scenes From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Wilco, The Strokes, Lupe Fiasco, The Decemberists, and many many others headed down to New Orleans for the week-long New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
jessica | May 9, 2011 - 12:18 pm
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80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm
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Kanye West – “Runaway” Video

At long last here's the 35-minute short film Kanye briefly teased at the VMAs last month. The usual suspects -- Pusha T, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj…
Scott Lapatine | October 23, 2010 - 8:43 pm
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Child Rebel Soldier (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell Williams) – “Don’t Stop”

Kanye West released his latest G.O.O.D. Friday track right on time (or, slightly late, since he Tweeted in from Japan early Saturday morning). The trio…
jessica | October 11, 2010 - 10:09 am
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Santigold, Lupe Fiasco, Jessica Biel Climb Kilimanjaro

This is how you stunt for publicity: An unlikely assemblage of superstars have banded together to raise awareness about the global clean water crisis by…
Amrit Singh | January 11, 2010 - 9:16 am
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Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn't My Bloody Valentine's 15-minute aural assault "You Made Me Realise" that caused Sunday's biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the
Scott Lapatine | April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm
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Lollapalooza 2008: Saturday In Photos, Rage Delivers Bruises

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Saturday was mostly just your standard, hot, sold out, music-filled day at Lolla. Until Rage. Wilco were great…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2008 - 12:27 pm
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Mini CRS, Mini Thom Yorke Make A Video For “Us Placers”

Kanye, remember when times were simpler, when you had your innocence and shit wasn’t so ham-fistedly black and white? Well, even if he doesn’t, thi…
Stereogum | December 21, 2007 - 2:20 pm
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mtvU 2007 Woodie Awards: Spank Rocked

There's a grand tradition being hatched at mtvU's Woodie Awards show. Sure, there's the live performances that come at a 50/50 mix of stuff we…
Stereogum | November 9, 2007 - 12:50 pm
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Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, & Pharrell Sample Thom Yorke

Thanks to Roman for taking time out of his weekend festivities to drop a line about a new Lupe track “sampling” Thom Yorke’s “The Eraser”…
Stereogum | May 29, 2007 - 9:08 am
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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. // Do albums matter…
Stereogum | December 13, 2006 - 6:00 pm
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