The 2013 Experience

Essay

Staring Down Mortality With Vampire Weekend And Kanye West

During a trip to the movie theater last May, I noticed that with their respective post-apocalyptic sci-fi epics Oblivion and After Earth, Hollywood buddies Tom…
Chris DeVille | December 31, 2013 - 9:50 am

The 2013 Experience

The 10 Biggest Music Beefs Of 2013

As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist's traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the…
Michael Nelson | December 27, 2013 - 11:38 am

List

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of 2013

Maybe it's because I spend the bulk of my time reading and writing about music or talking with people who do the same, but as…
Ryan Leas | December 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm

The 2013 Experience

The Year In Death Grips

Even with all of the dick pics and album leaks and label disputes of 2012, Death Grips never had a more tumultuous year than they…
Miles Bowe | December 26, 2013 - 11:08 am

List

10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at…
Chris DeVille | December 26, 2013 - 9:46 am

The 2013 Experience

The “Get Lucky” Supercut

"You just think, 'Has this song always been around, or am I just hearing it for the first time?' It's fucking amazing." That's the normally…
Scott Lapatine | December 26, 2013 - 9:37 am

List

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

The 2013 Experience

Artists Against Spotify, Vinyl At Whole Foods, And The Metamorphosis Of The Music Biz In 2013

The music industry may or may not be dying, but it's definitely changing. "Metamorphosis" is probably the right word because some days the music biz…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 5:41 pm

List

The 10 Dumbest Azealia Banks Beefs Of 2013

There's no better example of unrealized potential than Azealia Banks. It's been over two years since "212" dropped and we're still not sure when (or…
James Rettig | December 20, 2013 - 3:57 pm

The 2013 Experience

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am

Interview

The Producers: A Year-End Q&A With Mike WiLL Made It

As part of Stereogum’s year-end coverage, The 2013 Experience, this week we're presenting a series of interviews with the producers of our favorite songs of
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2013 - 3:32 pm

The 2013 Experience

The Year In Molly

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2013 - 9:04 am

Interview

The Producers: A Year-End Q&A With Ariel Rechtshaid

As part of Stereogum's year-end coverage, The 2013 Experience, this week we’re presenting a series of interviews with the producers of our favorite songs of
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2013 - 3:52 pm

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2013

Each fall Stereogum identifies the year's best new bands. Then around this time of year we memorialize all of the acts who called it quits.
Scott Lapatine | December 17, 2013 - 10:23 am

Interview

The Producers: A Year-End Q&A With Pharrell Williams

As part of Stereogum's year-end coverage, The 2013 Experience, this week we're presenting a series of interviews with the producers of our favorite songs of
T. Cole Rachel | December 16, 2013 - 4:06 pm
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