2018 In Review

2018 In Review

The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2018

It's New Year's Eve which means tomorrow this site turns 17 years old. Seventeen! That's the age Little Eva was when she recorded "The Locomotion."
Scott Lapatine | December 31, 2018 - 2:05 pm

2018 In Review

The Black Market: The Year In Metal 2018

At the time I’m writing this, an Encyclopaedia Metallum search turns up 15,896 releases in 2018. (It’s early, the trve number will probably exceed 2017’s…
Ian Chainey | December 28, 2018 - 12:26 pm

2018 In Review

The 5 Best Rolling Stones Songs Of 2018

The Rolling Stones did not release any music in 2018. Their last album of original material, A Bigger Bang, came out way back in 2005.
Ryan Leas | December 21, 2018 - 3:18 pm

2018 In Review

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2018

Wayne Coyne is always busy. Whether working on official albums or a smattering of side projects, the Flaming Lips -- the band he's now been…
Ryan Leas | December 21, 2018 - 11:21 am

2018 In Review

The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019

December is more than half over, and we at Stereogum are just about finished reviewing 2018's musical highs and lows. Having listed just about every…
Stereogum | December 19, 2018 - 11:23 am

2018 In Review

9 Music Trends That Need To Die In 2019

In the age of social media fads develop before we’ve even had the chance to deliberate, as they're tweeted and retweeted ad infinitum. Culture is…
Julia Gray | December 18, 2018 - 11:32 am

2018 In Review

The Year Of Subverted Archetypes, From Be The Cowboy To “God Is A Woman”

For the past six years, men have dominated the Grammys to a depressing degree. Earlier this year, a study found that from 2012 to 2017…
Margaret Farrell | December 14, 2018 - 1:15 pm

2018 In Review

The Best & Worst Covers Of 2018

I know this year's been kind of exhausting music-wise. It's been exhausting everything-wise, but stopping to think about how music felt just dredged up nothing…
Nate Patrin | December 14, 2018 - 1:11 pm

2018 In Review

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships: 27 Memorable Music Tweets From 2018

A lot happened in the year of our lord 2018, and a lot of it happened on Twitter. Beefs were had: Ariana Grande and Piers…
Peter Helman | December 14, 2018 - 11:49 am

2018 In Review

The Best Hardcore Albums Of 2018

One of the best moments I witnessed at this year’s Damaged City, the DIY punk festival in our nation’s capital, came when Wildhoney, a Baltimore…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2018 - 10:14 am

2018 In Review

Phoebe Bridgers Reviews 2018

Phoebe Bridgers won a lot of people over quickly. Amidst releasing her debut Stranger In The Alps last year, she immediately made her presence known:…
Ryan Leas | December 13, 2018 - 1:17 pm

2018 In Review

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018

In the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn't last.
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2018 - 11:46 am

2018 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published…
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2018 - 11:00 am

2018 In Review

The 13 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2018

Being online often feels like witnessing a chaotic, nonstop reality TV show. We're given windows into the private lives of everyone we didn't know we…
Julia Gray | December 12, 2018 - 3:00 pm

2018 In Review

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2018

Another year gone by means a few dozen more popular bands broke up, but not Coldplay. (No offense to them but imagine how psyched people…
Scott Lapatine | December 12, 2018 - 12:19 pm
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