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RZA Sues Woof-Tang Clan Dog-Walking Service

A dog-walking company in Brooklyn had the punny idea to name themselves the Woof-Tang Clan, even going so far as to file a trademark application…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2017 - 4:43 pm

Jeff Tweedy & Steve Albini Play Cops In Comedy Sketch To Promote ACA Enrollment

Chicago music luminaries Jeff Tweedy and Steve Albini star as lazy cops in a new comedy sketch promoting health insurance enrollment via the Affordable Care…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2017 - 12:48 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic Covers The Ramones’ “Beat On The Brat” & The Squidbillies Theme Song

Dr. Demento Covered In Punk is a new compilation from veteran radio host Dr. Demento, the man who launched "Weird Al" Yankovic's career. A press…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2017 - 11:25 am

Young Fathers – “LORD” Video

Young Fathers returned on Halloween with "LORD," the fascinating and rewarding lead single from their next album. Now the dystopian gospel ballad has an equally…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2017 - 10:01 am

Stream Sufjan Stevens The Greatest Gift

It's been two and a half years since Sufjan Stevens released Carrie & Lowell, his gorgeously sad return to hushed singer-songwriter folk music. And although…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2017 - 8:05 am

Noel Gallagher Says His Cat Is More Rock ‘N’ Roll Than Radiohead

Look, you know how this works by now: When former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher is releasing a new album, journalists line up to ask him…
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2017 - 5:21 pm

Watch Squeeze Play Their Hits And A New Song In Their Stripped-Down Stereogum Session

Squeeze headlined the very first episode of MTV Unplugged, so they arrived for today's Stereogum Session with a wealth of experience performing in stripped-down settings.
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2017 - 4:50 pm

Watch Stone Temple Pilots’ First Performance With New Lead Singer

I am a big fan, so take this with a grain of salt, but: The new Stone Temple Pilots song is not bad! New singer…
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2017 - 12:29 pm

Miguel – “Remember Me (Dúo)” (Feat. Natalia Lafourcade) Video

"Remember Me (Dúo)" is Miguel's duet with Natalia Lafourcade from the new Día De Los Muertos-themed Pixar movie Coco. Today it gets a video featuring…
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2017 - 9:28 am

Watch Christina Aguilera Sing Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard Songs At The AMAs

The Bodyguard's soundtrack album came out 25 years ago Friday, and the American Music Awards did not miss the chance to pay tribute. (Sadly, so…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2017 - 9:40 pm

Watch Pink & Kelly Clarkson Cover R.E.M. To Open The AMAs

Lately the music world has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.'s landmark Automatic For The People -- Stereogum, for instance, interviewed Michael Stipe --…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2017 - 8:11 pm

The Neverly Boys (Dave Sitek & Daniel Ledinsky) – “Burn, Hollywood, Burn”

TV On The Radio's producer in residence Dave Sitek has formed a new band with fellow musician and knob-twiddler Daniel Ledinsky. They're called the Neverly…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2017 - 11:57 am

Panda Bear Shares Lyrics For New Songs

Panda Bear doesn't tweet much. Before today @PandaBear has only posted four times this year, all of them promoting anniversaries of his landmark Person Pitch
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2017 - 10:50 am

Paramore – “Fake Happy” Video

"Fake Happy" is one of many amazing pop-rock constructions on Paramore's After Laughter, an album I criminally underrated upon its release and have come to…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2017 - 10:20 am

Watch Chance The Rapper Talk Drake, Hosting SNL, & More On Fallon

Chance The Rapper is hosting SNL this weekend, but he isn't the musical guest. (That'd be Eminem, who Chance says he's still never met.) So…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2017 - 9:44 am

Comments from Chris DeVille

Thanks guys, that section was a personal favorite.
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November 9, 2017 on Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine
I did! I got an earlier start this week. Really trying to not have these columns run at the end of the work day when fewer people will read them.
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November 9, 2017 on Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine
That's by far the worst iteration of Maroon 5 IMO. Admittedly, we're debating shades of beige here.
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November 9, 2017 on Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine
According to our first post on this band, "Alyeska is an archaic spelling of Alaska"
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November 6, 2017 on Alyeska – “Stones”
Agreed. I'd rather wait twice as long for an album twice as good. The chaff can be saved for some Wilco anthology 10 years down the line.
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November 3, 2017 on Wilco – “Myrna Lee”
Apparently Evan confirmed the official band-endorsed term for Pinegrove stans is Pinenuts.
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November 2, 2017 on Pinegrove – “Intrepid”
I don't mind Puth's new direction, tbh, but that video is truly the embodiment of "dorkus malorkus."
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October 27, 2017 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Yeah, and I'd add DS2 to that list. But the man has a lot of full-lengths to his name.
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October 27, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I mean, you guys are right, "High And Dry" is super MOR. One of my least favorite Radiohead songs tbh.
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October 27, 2017 on Don’t Underestimate Pink — Or The Power Of Album/Ticket Bundles
I used to cover the Columbus music scene, so I am Facebook friends with a lot of local musicians. In this case people whose taste I respect shared this on Facebook today, and I liked it, so I posted it. It helps to be only a couple Kevin Bacon degrees from a blogger; that social proximity to media is part of the reason bands move to New York or LA.
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October 25, 2017 on wyd – “wyd”
Well, they do have separate charts for sales and streaming, but Hot 100 and Billboard 200 are now in search of some all-encompassing synthesis that will tell us the most popular singles and albums when all the different means of acquisition are considered. It's definitely some strange chemistry.
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October 20, 2017 on Billboard Charts Will Adjust Streaming Weighting In 2018
Unless the Strokes pulled only from their first two albums, Phoenix's best-of LP would easily be superior
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October 17, 2017 on Phoenix’s Live Show Proves They’ll Have The Best Greatest Hits Album Of Their Generation