2015 In Review

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The Best Stereogum Interview Quotes Of 2015

We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A's with…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 31, 2015 - 2:35 pm

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The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2015

We have much to anticipate in 2016 — and also a Guns N' Roses reunion — but before we ring in the new year, it's…
Scott Lapatine | December 31, 2015 - 12:32 pm

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Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am

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Not On Spotify: 10 Great Off-The-Grid, Unofficial, Or Self-Released Albums Of 2015

If you believe everything you read, the music industry was "saved" not once but three times in 2015 -- first by Taylor Swift, then by…
David Holmes | December 28, 2015 - 2:05 pm

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The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2016

Stereogum still has some 2015 reminiscence on deck, but 2016 is fast approaching -- and with it, dozens of highly anticipated new releases. Below, as…
Stereogum | December 28, 2015 - 9:03 am

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The Year Pop Stars Invaded Our Dating Apps

Jasmine stands in the parking lot wearing a white summer dress toward the end of season 1, episode 4 of Catfish. She's nervously chewing at…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 21, 2015 - 10:41 am

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The 14 Weirdest Music Festival Attractions Of 2015

It isn't news anymore that festivals have become a major cornerstone in the music industry. It didn't used to be like this: There weren't dozens…
Ryan Leas | December 18, 2015 - 1:29 pm

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The 50 Best Pop Songs Of 2015

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye's supply kicking in. It's the most wonderful time of the year -- year-end list season…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2015 - 1:41 pm

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Streaming War Pigs: Apple, Tidal, Spotify, & The Year In Music Services

In June 2015, a week before the official launch of Apple Music, I was given an in-depth pre-release demonstration of the new streaming service. I…
Michael Nelson | December 17, 2015 - 11:02 am

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The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

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If It Ain’t Bro, Don’t Fix It: The Year In Country Music

At the CMAs this year, the music industry made itself make history. After years of bro country dominance, with prized trophies going to dudes with…
Stephen Deusner | December 16, 2015 - 10:41 am

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The 15 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2015

Beefs! All hail beefs! Every year we start off with a blank slate, and every year our favorite (and least favorite!) artists bring all of…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 1:35 pm

The “Hotline Bling” Supercut

It never topped Billboard's Hot 100, didn't receive any Grammy nominations, and wasn't among YouTube's 10 most popular music videos this year, but in 2015…
Scott Lapatine | December 14, 2015 - 2:23 pm

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The Year In Drug Songs

Every new year brings with it a slew of new drug songs, because music tends to be written about the things we love, and a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 11, 2015 - 1:13 pm

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The 10 Most Unnecessary Albums Of 2015

One of the best problems about music in 2015 is that there is way too much of it. In the digital landscape, you have access…
Ryan Leas | December 11, 2015 - 11:13 am
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