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Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – May 2019

Ahmad Jamal will turn 89 on July 2, and he doesn't perform live very often anymore. So when the opportunity to see him play at…
Phil Freeman | May 24, 2019 - 12:33 pm

The Anniversary

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Turns 10

The year was 2009; the song was "1901." Even more so than "My Girls," "Two Weeks," and "Stillness Is The Move" -- and arguably only…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Along with the new album that nobody liked, DJ Khaled released an insane seven music videos this past week. All of them are showy and…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2019 - 11:53 am

Interview

Cate Le Bon Finds New Structure

The rain can force us into unexpected places. Sometimes, it’s for the better. Such is the case when I meet Welsh musician and novice furniture…
Margaret Farrell | May 24, 2019 - 11:25 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Hues Corporation’s “Rock The Boat”

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 | May 24, 2019 - 10:56 am

The Anniversary

The Man Who Turns 20

"What you have now is something like Limp Bizkit on one side of the cliff and a lot of pop stuff on the other side,"
Ian King | May 24, 2019 - 10:53 am

The Anniversary

Veckatimest Turns 10

Once considered breaking news, album leaks have become largely an innocuous nonentity. Nowadays it’s not only expected but sometimes even encouraged that your fans will…
Pranav Trewn | May 24, 2019 - 9:45 am

Stereogum Sessions

Watch Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s Stripped-Down Stereogum Session

After building up some solid buzz with their early releases, Melbourne rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever finally put their official full-length debut, Hope Downs, last…
Peter Helman | May 23, 2019 - 4:48 pm

The Week In Pop

Jonas Brothers Are Pulling Off One Of The More Impressive Pop Comebacks In Recent Memory

Sometimes you enter into a pop cultural universe late and have to work backwards to fill in the gaps. Maybe you've decided to binge several…
Chris DeVille | May 23, 2019 - 4:32 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown”

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 | May 23, 2019 - 10:42 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Flying Lotus Flamagra

In 2012, Steven Ellison, bka Flying Lotus, properly introduced his rapping alter ego Captain Murphy on a mixtape called Duality. If he were to continue…
Collin Robinson | May 23, 2019 - 10:00 am

Status Ain't Hood

Megan Thee Stallion Is The Prince Who Was Promised

Megan Thee Stallion is a rap fundamentalist. In the new FADER cover story about the surging Houston rapper, Megan talks about listening to ancestral Southern…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2019 - 12:48 pm

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

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods’ “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero”

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 | May 22, 2019 - 10:11 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Cate Le Bon Reward

Cate Le Bon truly cannot stop creating. Since her last album, 2016's Crab Day, she produced Deerhunter's latest album and continued her fruitful collaborative partnership…
James Rettig | May 21, 2019 - 11:03 am
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