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Status Ain't Hood

We All Need To Be Grateful For Lil Wayne’s Continued Existence

Three and a half years ago, your entire Stereogum staff was at the FADER Fort during SXSW, watching the beautifully random one-off set where the…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2017 - 2:57 pm

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Lost Edge: LCD Soundsystem’s Road To Sincerity

Just over 15 years ago, James Murphy released the first LCD Soundsystem single, "Losing My Edge." Its role in the band's mythology is foundational. A…
Ryan Leas | September 6, 2017 - 2:55 pm


Always Music In The Air: Twin Peaks: The Return Performances From Worst To Best

When Julee Cruise appeared at the end of Twin Peaks: The Return Episode 17 on Sunday night, reprising "The World Spins" from the first season…
Stephen Deusner | September 6, 2017 - 11:52 am


Q&A: Wand’s Cory Hanson Talks Rebooting The Band For Their Impressive New Album Plum

With three rapid-fire albums in just 14 months throughout 2014 and 2015, high-octane garage-psych combo Wand established themselves as one of the most prolific bands…
Chris DeVille | September 6, 2017 - 9:23 am

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Somehow, We Are Absolutely Ready For Taylor Swift’s Rapping-About-Being-Horny-Over-Dubstep Single

On Sunday morning, the world changed. Suddenly, Trace Adkins' "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" was no longer the last word in country stars using vaguely European dance-music…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2017 - 3:35 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Zola Jesus Okovi

Seven or eight years ago, I saw Nika Roza Danilova lift a mace over her head in a Chicago bar, and the image has stayed…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2017 - 10:58 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The world moves on, another week, another column. Yes, friends, as we head into Labor Day Weekend, we present to you our latest edition of…
Stereogum | September 1, 2017 - 3:44 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This past Sunday, MTV aired its annual Video Music Awards. I didn't watch the show. Neither, probably, did you. Game Of Thrones absolutely fucking annihilated…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 12:08 pm

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Beginning Of The End: A Look Back At The Downfall Of Genesis 20 Years Later

"Like the story that we wish was never ending/ We know sometime we must reach that final page/ And still we carry on just pretending/
Jeff Yerger | September 1, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The National Sleep Well Beast

It finally happened. The National finally made a rock album. I honestly thought it would never happen again. Back on 2005's Alligator, when many of…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 11:24 am

The Anniversary

“Tubthumping” Turns 20

In 1982, in the British town of Burnley, a bunch of former members of a band called Chimp Eats Banana formed an anarchist collective named…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 10:44 am

The Week In Pop

So, How Are Fifth Harmony Holding Up Without Camila Cabello?

This year's MTV Video Music Awards did not generate a Miley Cyrus foam finger moment. Considering the historically low ratings, I'm not sure anyone even…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2017 - 5:02 pm

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2017

Metal is a microcosm for the world that produced it in many ways, and it's quite responsive to the public mood. This fact has been…
Doug Moore | August 31, 2017 - 3:17 pm

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Drama Chameleon: Won’t The Real Taylor Swift Please Stand Up?

Taylor Swift wrote her first hit single during her freshman year at Hendersonville High School in Tennessee. The song was about her then-boyfriend, a senior…
Michael Nelson | August 31, 2017 - 12:38 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Queens Of The Stone Age Songs

It's been 20 years since Josh Homme breathed new life into the ashes of his old band, the seminal stoner metal outfit Kyuss, thereby conceiving…
Zoe Camp | August 31, 2017 - 11:26 am
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