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Ultimate Playlist

20 Essential Krautrock Songs

This week, Stereogum are media partners at Berlin's intimate psych-rock festival Synästhesie. To celebrate, we're looking back on a pivotal, deeply influential genre from Germany.
Nate Patrin | November 13, 2019 - 11:43 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Summer In The City”

Damn, it's been hot. Hot enough to make the phrase Hotter Than July seem like an impossibility, hot enough to rewire the entire idea of…
Nate Patrin | August 20, 2019 - 11:42 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Handclapping Song”

When Art Neville's passing was announced on Monday, the role he played in the musical heritage of postwar New Orleans was given the kind of…
Nate Patrin | July 25, 2019 - 11:38 am

Ultimate Playlist

40 Disco Songs That Definitely Don’t Suck

Disco Demolition Night, which happened 40 years ago today, is the day two genres were marked for death. Disco itself was one of them, of…
Nate Patrin | July 12, 2019 - 9:48 am

Breaks With Tradition

“Good Times” At 40: The Hip-Hop Legacy Of Chic’s Immortal Smash

Forty years ago this weekend, Chic released one of music's great historical delineation points (and a mother of a dancefloor-filler). "Good Times" is more than…
Nate Patrin | June 28, 2019 - 12:01 pm

Gotcha Covered

8 Memorable Covers Of The Queen Of Disco, Donna Summer

Forty years ago yesterday, on June 2, 1979, Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. A week earlier, it had…
Nate Patrin | June 3, 2019 - 11:56 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Midnight Theme”

Sometimes the most fascinating breaks come from songs we probably wouldn't even know about at all unless someone sampled them. It's a testament to how…
Nate Patrin | May 22, 2019 - 11:38 am

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Sly & The Family Stone’s Stand! Turns 50: The 8 Best Covers

When it comes to groups that commercially peaked half a century ago, it's hard to think of one that's more relevant yet easier to take…
Nate Patrin | May 6, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “UFO”

Back around Dilla Day, I took a look at one of the most famous sirens in hip-hop and dance music -- the wooooop that kicked
Nate Patrin | April 23, 2019 - 2:12 pm

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Remembering Scott Walker In 8 Great Covers

Long before he was the most unlikely avant-garde singer of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the late Scott Walker was a pop star…
Nate Patrin | April 1, 2019 - 2:05 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “A Garden Of Peace”

It happened again: Someone sampled "A Garden Of Peace."
Nate Patrin | March 18, 2019 - 11:55 am

Gotcha Covered

Big Mouth & Beyond: 8 Great “Changes” By The Daptone Family

Sometimes the goofy little deep dives that we music dorks do can take us into some far-flung places.
Nate Patrin | March 7, 2019 - 11:47 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “I Walk On Guilded Splinters”

Twenty-five years ago today, Beck dropped Mellow Gold and disappointed at least a few of my friends who were expecting to hear more songs like…
Nate Patrin | March 1, 2019 - 10:21 am

The Anniversary

A Prince Among Thieves Turns 20

Paul Huston will always be respected by hip-hop historians and longtime heads for what he can do as a producer. He set a frequently copied…
Nate Patrin | February 22, 2019 - 1:57 pm

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The Genius Of Nilsson Told Through 8 Memorable Covers (Yes, Including The Russian Doll Song)

Among singer-songwriters of the 1960s and '70s, Harry Nilsson may be respected, but is he famous?
Nate Patrin | February 19, 2019 - 1:44 pm

Comments from Nate Patrin

Halfway tempted to ask what the date for this event was so I can retroactively add it to this list
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August 28, 2017 on So Sexy? It Hurts: The Confounding Afterlife Of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”
It definitely would've made it if I'd expanded this to collaborative/guest features, along with UNKLE's "Rabbit in Your Headlights".
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June 30, 2016 on The 10 Best DJ Shadow Songs