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20 Great Aretha Franklin Moments

When a truly iconic music figure dies, a eulogy can never tell the full story. Sometimes, you learn more about this person's impact on the…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2018 - 11:03 am

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A Heart So Big: 20 Great Tom Petty Moments

Tom Petty's career began in earnest in November 1976; that's when he and his Heartbreakers released their self-titled debut album. That means the man spent…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2017 - 2:05 pm

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The Power Child: 20 Great Chris Cornell Moments

When an iconic figure dies -- and too many have died lately -- a simple eulogy, even an empathetic and observant and beautifully written one,…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2017 - 5:14 pm

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Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments

Six years ago, when I was a Pitchfork News writer, I wrote Chuck Berry's obituary. Berry had collapsed onstage in Chicago, and my editor wanted…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 8:58 am

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Praying For Time: 20 Incredible George Michael Moments

It was possible, even during George Michael's heyday, to take the man for granted, to imagine him as some lightweight pop star who'd be gone…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2016 - 2:38 pm

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Everybody Knows That The Good Guys Lost: 20 Incredible Leonard Cohen Moments

When he was still alive, Leonard Cohen's music carried the sort of somber gravity that we usually only attach to musicians once they've died. Death…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2016 - 3:10 pm

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Missy Elliott’s 10 Best Videos

It's the summer of 1997. I'm crashed out at a friend's house, waiting out the three days between sessions at the summer camp where I…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2015 - 10:39 am

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MTV VMA Video Of The Year Winners From Worst To Best

MTV has been putting its MTV Video Music Awards on TV for 30 years now, even though the network has only really cared much about…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2014 - 11:17 am

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Scumdogs Of YouTube: 10 Memorable GWAR Moments

GWAR singer and mastermind Dave Brockie, who died Sunday at the far-too-young age of 50, will be remembered as a shock rock innovator. An obnoxious…
Stereogum | March 24, 2014 - 3:24 pm

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The 10 Best Moments From The 2013 YouTube Music Awards

After an ambitious and awkward 90-minute production, the inaugural YouTube Music Awards have disappeared into a cloud of blue chalk dust. The ceremony, streamed live…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2013 - 9:22 pm

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20 Great Lou Reed Moments

When Adam Yauch died last year, a simple obituary didn't seem like the best way to sum up a sprawling, groundbreaking, all-over-the-place career. The best…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2013 - 3:27 pm

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Stereogum’s Top 25 Music Videos Of 2013 So Far

The idea of "music video" can mean a lot of things in 2013. On the internet, many of our most memorable experiences involving music and…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2013 - 10:18 am

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Stereogum’s Top 25 Music Videos Of 2012 So Far

In the grand tradition of our month-plus-early list of the year's best albums so far, here's a look at the music videos that made us…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2012 - 12:29 pm

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The 20 Best K-Pop Videos

Ever since an October 2011 New York Times account of an absolutley ridiculous-sounding sold-out K-pop showcase at Madison Square Garden, I've been spending altogether too…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2012 - 3:12 pm