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Two seemingly contradictory reports from Billboard this week: Bro-country is over and Luke Bryan has another #1 album. Bro-country, as coined by Jody Rosen (then of New York Magazine), indicates “music by and of the tatted, gym-toned, party-hearty young American white dude.” Bryan has long been one of that scene’s dominant figures, the Alan Jackso… More »

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 »

Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

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Ariana Grande, Jessie Ware, Gwen Stefani, Kacey Musgraves Announced For Disney Covers Album

Disney announced at their D23 convention this weekend that they would be putting out a covers compilation this fall called We Love Disney featuring a…
James Rettig | August 17, 2015 - 4:45 pm
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Watch Brandon Flowers Cover Frank Sinatra (With Big Boo) At Tribeca Film Festival Tribute

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is from Las Vegas, so it only makes sense that he would've grown up idolizing Frank Sinatra. Last night, New York'…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2015 - 3:07 pm

The Week In Pop: Is Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse As Ridiculous As Expected?

I was prepared to ridicule Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse mercilessly. The title is preposterous, obviously; nobody says "chanteuse" except music critics too…
Chris DeVille | May 29, 2014 - 4:31 pm
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TLC – “Meant To Be”

Next week marks the release of TLC greatest hits collection 20, a celebration of the group's legacy that comes in conjunction with a VH1 biopic…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 8, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2011

We took last month off from our Monthly Mix series in favor of our midterm flashback/annual summer jams compilation Cruel Summer, which you should grab
Amrit Singh | August 9, 2011 - 10:03 am
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jj – “We Can’t Stop” (Feat. Ne-Yo)

The Adult Swim Singles series throws corporate dollars at indie artists in a cash-for-cred swap that has, to its credit, yielded some memorable collabs. Last…
Amrit Singh | August 2, 2011 - 6:04 pm
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Radiohead, Lil Wayne Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy

Remember the 50th Annual Grammy Awards? Alicia Keys duetting with the ghost of Sinatra? Will.i.am rapping nonsense? Album of the Year River: The Joni Letters???
Scott Lapatine | December 3, 2008 - 9:42 pm
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Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo Invading Your Stories

As if daytime television wasn’t cool enough. Rappers will be guesting on your favorite soap operas next month. First up, Snoop Dogg on One Life
Scott Lapatine | April 25, 2008 - 2:18 pm
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New Rihanna (Feat. Ne-Yo) Video – “Hate That I Love You”

Everyone’s favorite Barbadian bombshell’s testing the waters with the third “official” single from Good Girl Gone Bad (apparently “Don’t Stop The Music” didn’t count; we…
Stereogum | September 25, 2007 - 3:17 pm