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One of the things Owen Pallett mentioned when we spoke with him about his great new In Conflict is that he doesn't want to make a habit of breaking down the music theory behind pop hits as he did for…   Read Story »
A quick word about Flying Lotus's "Phantasm" video and videos like it: That's a really good video! Many of the videos like it are good, too! But it's not on the list this week, and neither are any of…   Read Story »
Usher's last album, 2012's Looking 4 Myself, earned an Album Of The Week from us, his "Climax" is already a modern classic of tricky and thoughtful R&B, and he gave last year's SXSW its most…   Read Story »
The idea of a posthumous Michael Jackson album, full of "contemporized" versions of unreleased recordings, is more than a little dubious, but there's a decent chance that the forthcoming Xscape will…   Read Story »
Among the attributes necessary for pop stardom, a powerhouse voice is not typically on the shortlist. From Madonna to Rihanna, pop singers have long been able to excel at their occupation without the…   Read Story »
Like last year, Bonnaroo is announcing the bulk of its fest lineup via a 30-minute B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Line-Up Announcement Megathon) webcast. The 2014 reveal is hosted by comedians Hannibal Buress…   Read Story »
As part of Stereogum's year-end coverage, The 2013 Experience, this week we’re presenting a series of interviews with the producers of our favorite songs of the year. Today, we've got Ariel…   Read Story »
Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues with a detailed report from that FADER Fort show that brought us Future, T.I., and of course, Usher + Sinkane + The Afghan Whigs. Jump in: Disclosure @ FADER Fort…   Read Story »
We'll have more on this when we post our SXSW roundup for last night, since your entire Stereogum staff was on hand for it, but something strange and amazing happened last night at the FADER Fort.…   Read Story »
There's a lot for Usher and Diplo to live up to after "Climax," their breathtaking collaboration with Nico Muhly. Perhaps that track was appropriately titled, because "Go Missin'" doesn't hit the…   Read Story »