Franchises

We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Thundercat

At the end of the week, Stephen Bruner will release his latest album as Thundercat, It Is What It Is. He's once again crafted an…
Ryan Leas | April 1, 2020 - 2:45 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Protect Scarface

"I been to the point where I felt like I was gonna die, bro," says Scarface. His thundering old-testament voice creaks and catches, a desiccated…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2020 - 11:32 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Olivia Newton-John’s “Magic”

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 | April 1, 2020 - 8:43 am

The Black Market

The Month In Metal – March 2020

There are only two things I'm capable of writing with any degree of honesty. 1. Hey. It’s, uh, been a month.
Ian Chainey | March 31, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Yves Tumor Heaven To A Tortured Mind

Allow me to reintroduce Yves Tumor. Actually, allow "Gospel For A New Century" to do it.
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2020 - 1:24 pm

The Week In Pop

Stuck At Home? Dua Lipa Will Bring The Dance Club To Your Living Room.

Future Nostalgia was meant for the club. This much is clear. Even before she released lead single "Don't Start Now" last fall, Dua Lipa was…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2020 - 2:20 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Thundercat It Is What It Is

People don’t talk about George Duke enough. The man was a goddamn genius. After leading his own group for a few years, he began playing…
Phil Freeman | March 30, 2020 - 12:20 pm

Cover Story

The My Generation: An Oral History Of Myspace Music

All Gareth David wanted to do was find a few friends. And if they were into indie rock, so much the better. He had just…
Michael Tedder | March 30, 2020 - 11:08 am

The Anniversary

I Will Be Turns 10

The buzzy, big-name albums from 2009 were artsy and ambitious. Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, and Grizzly Bear would dominate year-end lists, but at the same…
James Rettig | March 30, 2020 - 10:08 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Billy Joel’s “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”

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 30, 2020 - 8:44 am

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
Ryan Leas | March 27, 2020 - 5:27 pm

Sounding Board

Socials Distance: Can Indie Artists Quit Twitter Or Instagram Without Hurting Their Careers?

Over the last decade, myriad factors have (for better and worse) upended the culture surrounding "indie" music. Its dissemination and overall makeup have been altered,…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm

The Anniversary

“Oops!… I Did It Again” Turns 20

Once the dust had cleared on the Y2K transition, the popular press went back to fussing over Britney Spears, the Louisiana-born Mickey Mouse Club alumna…
Maura Johnston | March 27, 2020 - 10:45 am

The Anniversary

Like Water For Chocolate Turns 20

Rappers diversify. That's how it's been for a couple of decades now. Black artistry and ingenuity have always sold well, no matter the shape in…
Collin Robinson | March 27, 2020 - 9:30 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)”

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 27, 2020 - 8:52 am
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