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Shut Up Dude

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Tonight's the big night — Zoom Party 2020, the livestream/festival for VIP donors to Stereogum's crowdfunding campaign. If you donated $100 or more and didn’t…
Scott Lapatine | October 23, 2020 - 5:44 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | October 23, 2020 - 4:27 pm

Sounding Board

OMD’s Organisation Is One Of The Great, Lost Synth-Pop Albums

Orchestral Manouevres In The Dark gave us an archetype. When you think of big end-credits drama and synth-pop swoon, when you think of that shorthand…
Ryan Leas | October 23, 2020 - 2:57 pm

The Anniversary

Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea Turns 20

The general-consensus narrative around PJ Harvey's Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea goes something like this: It's PJ Harvey's happy album. Harvey recorded…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2020 - 1:07 pm

The Anniversary

Speak Now Turns 10

Speak Now was a reaction. After two massive albums, as her star was ascending to new heights, Taylor Swift was tired of hearing that she…
James Rettig | October 23, 2020 - 11:05 am

The Anniversary

Hybrid Theory Turns 20

"They had a plan." That was the late Chester Bennington, just before his 2017 death, reflecting on the first time he met his Linkin Park…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2020 - 9:55 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: John Parr’s “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)”

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 | October 23, 2020 - 8:48 am

Interview

You’ve Probably Been Mesmerized By One Of Robert Beatty’s Album Covers

Robert Beatty didn't set out to make covers for albums, exactly. He'd always been an artist as a kid, and when he got older he…
Ryan Leas | October 22, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Adrianne Lenker songs & instrumentals

The prospect of a "quarantine album" from Adrianne Lenker is immensely appealing. Granted, that's true of any new music from Lenker, the Big Thief singer-songwriter…
Chris DeVille | October 21, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Backxwash’s Jagged, Metallic Rap Expressionism

"Oh, no! No! Please, God, help me!" That's Ozzy Osbourne howling on Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath," from the album Black Sabbath. "Black Sabbath" is the…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2020 - 12:24 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Huey Lewis And The News’ “The Power Of Love”

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 | October 21, 2020 - 8:47 am

Ugly Beauty

The Month In Jazz – October 2020

I’m not much for jazz vocals. Even the so-called classic singers everyone’s supposed to love like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan don’t really…
Phil Freeman | October 20, 2020 - 2:34 pm

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Ela Minus

When Ela Minus released her single "they told us it was hard, but they were wrong." in April, it sounded like it had been written…
Ryan Leas | October 20, 2020 - 12:38 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Magik Markers 2020

Magik Markers are an anachronism. They don't feel beholden to any current music trends; no whiff of '90s alt-rock revival or '80s pastiche can be…
James Rettig | October 20, 2020 - 11:39 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: Florence & The Machine’s “What The Water Gave Me”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2020 - 9:00 am
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