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2017 In Review

The Best Jazz Albums Of 2017

Jazz had an amazing 2017. It was the music’s centennial—the Original Dixieland Jass Band’s "Dixie Jass Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" were recorded…
Phil Freeman | 12:21 pm

2017 In Review

The Best Metal Albums Of 2017

Before we begin our discussion of the fantastic year for underground metal that was 2017, a few orders of business:…
Doug Moore | December 12, 2017 - 1:18 pm

2017 In Review

10 Protest Songs That Defined 2017

Whichever side you’re on in the "art is inherently political" debate, there are certain eras wherein political turmoil overwhelmed artistic output. From the '60s through…
Sophie Israelsohn | December 12, 2017 - 1:13 pm

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

2017 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2017

If you've been reading Stereogum for long enough, you may have noticed something about your Stereogum staffers: We don't agree on shit. We argue constantly,…
Stereogum | December 11, 2017 - 11:49 am

2017 In Review

The 11 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2017

Twitter beefs had a landmark year thanks to the election of a narcissist with a fragile ego as our Commander-in-Chief. But unlike the style of…
Pranav Trewn | December 8, 2017 - 11:00 am

2017 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2017

Over the last couple years, we've seen the rise of the "mini-album," an inexplicable term that is, I guess, supposed to signify some kind of…
James Rettig | December 6, 2017 - 12:31 pm

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

We made it! Well, we mostly made it. The world could well end in the next 25 days. But we've made it through 11 months…
Stereogum | December 5, 2017 - 11:00 am

Counting Down

Weezer Albums From Worst To Best

Weezer had been collecting ill-will for years by 2010. Where most bands beloved for their first few albums typically fade into passive disinterest when their…
Pranav Trewn | November 9, 2017 - 11:46 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Echo And The Bunnymen Songs

The Beatles didn't live there anymore. Liverpool at the end of the '70s was hardscrabble and hardly swinging, but from its post-punk bohemia came a…
Andrew Holter | November 7, 2017 - 10:39 am

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The 9 Worst Weezer Songs

There is a very specific dividing line in Weezer's career, a BC and an AD. Countless bands start strong and dwindle over the years, but…
Ryan Leas | November 1, 2017 - 2:39 pm

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The 16 Best Weezer Songs Since Pinkerton

In September 1996, Weezer released their sophomore album, Pinkerton. It was, in many ways, the turning point in Weezer's story. Following up an acclaimed debut…
Ryan Leas | October 31, 2017 - 12:04 pm

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The 9 Best R.E.M. Songs Since Bill Berry Left 20 Years Ago Today

On October 30, 1997 -- 20 years ago today -- Bill Berry left R.E.M. And on September 21, 2011, R.E.M. announced they were "calling it…
Stephen Deusner | October 30, 2017 - 11:09 am

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Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2017

For a music fan, few experiences rival listening to a new artist and recognizing their potential for greatness -- or, in some special cases, witnessing…
Stereogum | October 26, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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Which Budget Musician Halloween Costume Is The Scariest, And Why?

As a music lover, it’s hard to have a "scary" Halloween costume. You can only be "ghost Dave Grohl" so many years in a row…
Kelly Conaboy | October 25, 2017 - 12:19 pm
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