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Pivot Gang – “Studio Ground Rules” Video

A studio is a funny place. It's a hangout spot, but it's also a workplace. Rappers spend long hours in the studio, but they're not…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2019 - 12:49 pm

Outside Lands Announces Paul Simon Headline Set

Last year, Paul Simon wrapped up his grand farewell tour with a show in Queens, a short distance from the house where he grew up.
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, Spike Jonze, arguably the greatest music-video director of all time, directed Karen O and Danger Mouse's Colbert performance. This sounds like an absurd…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2019 - 10:40 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly With His Song”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2019 - 10:01 am

Watch Offset Perform With Travis Scott & Talk About Apologizing To Cardi B On Ellen

Last month, the Migos member Offset released his debut solo album Father Of 4. It was a big deal, but not a huge deal. And…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2019 - 9:21 am

Stream Jenny Lewis’ New Album On The Line And Watch Her Kimmel Performance

It's now been five years since the former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis released The Voyager, her last album. And today, she's followed it up,…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2019 - 8:08 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2019 - 11:24 am

Stream Quelle Chris’ New Album Guns

Some albums just arrive at the right time. Guns, the new LP from the rapper and producer Quelle Chris, is one of those albums. Quelle…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2019 - 11:01 am

Watch Nardwuar Interview A Confused Blueface

I have no idea how this happened, but the Nardwuar interview is now a key rite of passage in the career of any buzzy young…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2019 - 10:26 am

These Two Little Girls Sang The Hell Out Of Radiohead’s “Creep” On The German Version Of The Voice Kids

We post a lot of different things here at Stereogum, but we have one ironclad rule: We never, ever post month-old videos from German reality…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2019 - 9:43 am

Watch Schoolboy Q Debut Travis Scott Collab “Chopstix” On Fallon

A week ago, the LA rap livewire Schoolboy Q came out with "Numb Numb Juice," an absolutely monstrous single. On that song, Q snarls through…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2019 - 9:11 am

Watch PUP Make Their Late-Night Debut On Seth Meyers

It's always fascinating to watch a punk band play a late-night show. Even if you've never been to see the band in question, the whole…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2019 - 8:43 am

Status Ain't Hood

Meet Dave, The Post-Grime Future Of UK Rap

The first rap music I ever loved was British. In 1988, when I was about to turn nine, my family moved to London for a…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Angel Du$t – “Five” Video

Last week, Angel Du$t, the Baltimore-bred onetime Band To Watch whose membership includes dudes from hardcore heavyweights Turnstile and Trapped Under Ice, released a really…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2019 - 10:51 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2019 - 10:29 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

ah yeah, that should be on there.
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March 21, 2019 on The Number Ones: Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock”
and superstition! fuck. my hands just cramped up typing all this shit, but i got love 4 the completists.
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March 21, 2019 on The Number Ones: Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock”
I didn't start noting non-#1 top 10s until I'd been doing this column for months. But I *did* go back and decide which songs were 10s. So here's the complete list of top-10 10s: duane eddy - rebel rouser ray charles - what'd i say, pts. 1 & 2 the drifters - save the last dance for me ray charles - georgia on my mind the miracles - shop around roy orbison - running scared ben e. king - stand by me roy orbison - crying patsy cline - crazy the tokens - the lion sleeps tonight roy orbison - dream baby brian hyland - sealed with a kiss ray charles - you don't know me the miracles - you've really got a hold on me skeeter davis - the end of the world the chantays - pipeline the drifters - on broadway sam cooke - another saturday night the surfaris - wipe out stevie wonder - fingertips, pt. ii the crystals - then he kissed me the ronettes - be my baby the kingsmen - louie louie lesley gore - you don't know me the animals - the house of the rising sun the honeycombs - have i the right the shangri-las - leader of the pack the kinks - you really got me the temptations - my girl the rolling stones - the last time the beatles - ticket to ride the rolling stones (i can't get no) satisfaction the righteous brothers - unchained melody bob dylan - like a rolling stone james brown - papa's got a brand new bag, pt. 1 the rolling stones - get off of my cloud the shangri-las - i can never go home anymore the vogues - five o'clock world stevie wonder - uptight (everything's alright) nancy sinatra - these boots are made for walkin' the beach boys - sloop john b the rolling stones - paint it black the beatles - paperback writer four tops - reach out i'll be there count five - psychotic reaction neil diamond - cherry, cherry the beach boys - good vibrations the supremes - you keep me hangin' on the temptations - (i know) i'm losing you buffalo springfield - for what it's worth four tops - bernadette aretha fraklin - i never loved a man (the way i love you) aretha franklin - respect bobbie gentry - ode to billie joe diana ross & the supremes - reflections smokey robinson & the miracles - i second that emotion otis redding - (sittin' on) the dock of the bay the rolling stones - jumpin' jack flash jeannie c. riley - harper valley p.t.a. marvin gaye & tammi terrell - you're all i need to get by diana ross & the supremes - love child steppenwolf - magic carpet ride marvin gaye - i heard it through the grapevine the temptations - cloud nine dusty springfield - son of a preacher man tommy james & the shondells - crimson & clover the isley brothers - it's your thing desmond dekker - israelites jackson 5 - i want you back led zeppelin - whole lotta love simon & garfunkel - bridge over troubled water jackson 5 - abc norman greenbaum - spirit in the sky simon & garfunkel - cecilia the temptations - ball of confusion (that's what the world is today) the five stairsteps - o-o-h child stevie wonder - signed, sealed, delivered (i'm yours) jackson 5 - i'll be there janis joplin - me & bobby mcgee the kinks - lola the temptations - just my imagination (running away with me) ike & tina turner - proud mary marvin gaye - what's going on bill withers - ain't no sunshine isaac hayes - theme from shaft marvin gaye - inner city blues (make me wanna holler) al green - let's stay together bill withers - lean on me hot butter - popcorn the temptations - papa was a rollin' stone curtis mayfield - superfly marvin gaye - trouble man
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March 21, 2019 on The Number Ones: Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock”
damn i got my absurdist characters mixed up.
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March 21, 2019 on Watch Nardwuar Interview A Confused Blueface
I mean I am definitely still thinking about it.
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March 20, 2019 on Meet Dave, The Post-Grime Future Of UK Rap
They didn't have any top 10 songs! NIN's highest-charting single is 1999's "The Day The World Went Away" (#17), and Manson, as far as I can tell, has never charted on the Hot 100, probably thanks to the '90s practice of not making singles commercially available.
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March 19, 2019 on The Number Ones: Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”
Jim is too well-adjusted and also too insincere to make hardcore. If he made music it'd be some Shins-ass indie.
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March 18, 2019 on Choice To Make – “Think Twice” & “Composure”
"I never sleep, cuz sleep is the cousin of death" --Pitbull
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March 15, 2019 on Watch Better Oblivion Community Center Play “Sleepwalkin'” On James Corden
Vastly important song, great video, I really don't like listening to it. That and "Pause" were the only tracks I ever skipped on the Together Forever comp.
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March 14, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”
That's Cage's 1997 single "Agent Orange," which sampled the Clockwork Orange score.
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March 14, 2019 on I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Insane Clown Posse Video
no you don't. billionaires shouldn't exist.
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March 14, 2019 on Grimes – “Pretty Dark” Video
but she did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6EpIABAKKo
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March 13, 2019 on I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Insane Clown Posse Video
I like how there's a solid block of In- bands on the Sound & Fury Fest lineup.
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March 13, 2019 on Stream Inclination’s When Fear Turns To Confidence EP
Def Leppard are from Sheffield. If you're gonna be a corrections troll, at least take the time to get your shit right.
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March 13, 2019 on Rock Hall Names 2019 Induction Speakers: Trent Reznor, David Byrne, Janelle Monaé
There's a lot of hardcore! Also on Saturday I got knocked down in a moshpit at a house show for the first time in like 15 years, shit was life-affirming.
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March 13, 2019 on Stream Inclination’s When Fear Turns To Confidence EP
My explanation is: "Popcorn" fucking rules.
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March 12, 2019 on The Number Ones: Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-A-Ling”
They're still in the second line, but they're further back in the second line than they were in 2016.
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March 8, 2019 on Marshmello – “Here With Me” (Feat. Chvrches)