2017 In Review

2017 In Review

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2017: On The National, Fyre Fest, Taylor Swift, Punching Nazis, & More

It's that time of year again. The time where, no matter how dire and infuriating and confounding the world is, you can at least try…
Ryan Leas | December 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm

2017 In Review

The Best Jazz Albums Of 2017

Jazz had an amazing 2017. It was the music’s centennial—the Original Dixieland Jass Band’s "Dixie Jass Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" were recorded…
Phil Freeman | December 13, 2017 - 12:21 pm

2017 In Review

The Best Metal Albums Of 2017

Before we begin our discussion of the fantastic year for underground metal that was 2017, a few orders of business:…
Doug Moore | December 12, 2017 - 1:18 pm

2017 In Review

10 Protest Songs That Defined 2017

Whichever side you’re on in the "art is inherently political" debate, there are certain eras wherein political turmoil overwhelmed artistic output. From the '60s through…
Sophie Israelsohn | December 12, 2017 - 1:13 pm

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

2017 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2017

If you've been reading Stereogum for long enough, you may have noticed something about your Stereogum staffers: We don't agree on shit. We argue constantly,…
Stereogum | December 11, 2017 - 11:49 am

2017 In Review

Japanese Breakfast Reviews 2017: On Game Of Thrones, SZA, Blade Runner 2049, Mars One, & More

In a series of interviews, we're asking some of the artists behind 2017's best albums to reflect on the year that was. After speaking to
Ryan Leas | December 8, 2017 - 3:07 pm

2017 In Review

The 11 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2017

Twitter beefs had a landmark year thanks to the election of a narcissist with a fragile ego as our Commander-in-Chief. But unlike the style of…
Pranav Trewn | December 8, 2017 - 11:00 am

2017 In Review

Vince Staples Reviews 2017: On Fyre Fest, Fidget Spinners, Rick And Morty, & More

In a series of interviews, we're asking some of the artists behind 2017's best albums to reflect on the year that was. Yesterday was Perfume
Ryan Leas | December 7, 2017 - 12:24 pm

2017 In Review

Perfume Genius Reviews 2017: On The Emoji Movie, The Chainsmokers, Kendall Jenner, Punching Nazis, & More

Ever since his debut in 2010, Mike Hadreas has taken his Perfume Genius project to a new level with each release. Even so, Hadreas had…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2017 - 2:07 pm

2017 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2017

Over the last couple years, we've seen the rise of the "mini-album," an inexplicable term that is, I guess, supposed to signify some kind of…
James Rettig | December 6, 2017 - 12:31 pm

2017 In Review

The Year Of Exposing Abusers

Most people who work in media will tell you that it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the number of harassment, assault, and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 6, 2017 - 10:55 am

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

We made it! Well, we mostly made it. The world could well end in the next 25 days. But we've made it through 11 months…
Stereogum | December 5, 2017 - 11:00 am