Franchises - Page 3

The Anniversary

Country Grammar Turns 20

Nobody can take credit for "Down Down Baby." "Down Down Baby" is a part of American folkloric tradition, a clapping-game chant that goes back, at…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2020 - 11:27 am

Footnotes

The Story Behind Every Song On Bell Witch And Aerial Ruin’s New Album Stygian Bough Volume 1

The last time the Seattle doom metal duo Bell Witch released an album was in 2017, and chances are you could still be making sense…
Ryan Leas | June 26, 2020 - 10:43 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Daryl Hall & John Oates’ “Maneater”

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 | June 26, 2020 - 8:39 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Haim Women In Music Pt. III

Here's a big surprise: Haim let themselves get messy this time. Here's an even bigger surprise: Messiness suits them.
Chris DeVille | June 25, 2020 - 9:30 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Hum Inlet

The members of the beloved space-rock band Hum have always followed a unique orbit. While appearing on MTV's 120 Minutes in 1998 to promote the…
Annie Zaleski | June 24, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Lil Mosey Is, Regrettably, A Thing Now

The teenager in the fur coat is transcendently, magnificently bored. He does not want to be on this stage, in front of these cameras, rapping…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2020 - 11:55 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Toni Basil’s “Mickey”

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 | June 24, 2020 - 8:52 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Pottery Welcome To Bobby’s Motel

Welcome To Bobby's Motel is a nonsensical title for Pottery's debut album, which also makes it a perfect title. It is, obviously, a greeting, which…
Ryan Leas | June 23, 2020 - 12:28 pm

The Week In Pop

John Legend Made A More Interesting Album Than He Had To

The cognitive dissonance is strong. "The Edge" is a 1967 instrumental by David McCallum, the Scottish actor who once starred in the '60s spy show…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2020 - 4:10 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Perfume Genius Songs

Mike Hadreas had already lived a lot of life before he became Perfume Genius. Growing up, he struggled with Crohn's disease, and the cruelty of…
Ryan Leas | June 22, 2020 - 2:31 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Arca KiCk i

Arca begins her new album like we've never heard her before: straightforward and confrontational, arrogant and assured. "I do what I want to do when…
James Rettig | June 22, 2020 - 12:20 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Lionel Richie’s “Truly”

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 | June 22, 2020 - 8:47 am

Shut Up Dude

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

On this Juneeteenth Bandcamp is donating 100% of its share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and many labels are donating their shares…
Scott Lapatine | June 19, 2020 - 7:14 pm

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
Stereogum | June 19, 2020 - 5:21 pm

The Anniversary

De Stijl Turns 20

You have to be ready. That's the lesson. An upstart two-piece garage-blues band from Detroit, one that has a couple of records out on a…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2020 - 4:18 pm
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