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Status Ain't Hood

Gunna’s Prettified Psychedelic Trap Music

Trap music is, in a lot of ways, about numbness. Much of the time, the rappers from the dominant Atlanta rap strain are talking about…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2020 - 12:30 pm

Interview

Mark Duplass Is Ready To Face His Blog-Rock Past

If you’re feeling any guilt about quarantine-induced creative inertia, take heart: Mark Duplass finds himself "weirdly thriving" at the moment and he feels kinda guilty…
Ian Cohen | May 27, 2020 - 10:02 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The J. Geils Band’s “Centerfold”

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 | May 27, 2020 - 8:50 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: 2nd Grade Hit To Hit

2nd Grade's songs are short and insistent, like they were designed for the attention span of someone that's actually in the second grade. There are…
James Rettig | May 26, 2020 - 11:28 am

The Week In Pop

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Joyous Low-Stakes Rom-Com Continues Unfettered

The television landscape in this era of Peak TV comprises many overlapping tiers and ecosystems. Within this moment of seemingly infinite choice, there are genres…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2020 - 5:01 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Daryl Hall & John Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”

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 | May 25, 2020 - 9:04 am

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 | May 22, 2020 - 5:12 pm

The Anniversary

Mer De Noms Turns 20

I had no idea who A Perfect Circle were the first time I heard them. I was at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2000,…
Phil Freeman | May 22, 2020 - 11:45 am

The Anniversary

Treats Turns 10

Treats was a game-changer. Sleigh Bells are the inflection point for the most exciting pop music of 2020. 100 gecs, Black Dresses, and the PC…
James Rettig | May 22, 2020 - 9:28 am

The Anniversary

The Marshall Mathers LP Turns 20

"Tower Records told me to shove this record up my ass. Do you know how it feels to be told to shove a record up…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2020 - 9:08 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical”

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 | May 22, 2020 - 8:45 am

Interview

Welcome To New Italy: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s First Interview On Their Anticipated New LP

Even after years of us knowing them, there is still something weird about Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. On the surface, they are a straightforward, classicist…
Ryan Leas | May 21, 2020 - 11:07 am

The Anniversary

InnerSpeaker Turns 10

Before Kevin Parker could write psychedelic rock's future, he had to rewrite its past.
Chris DeVille | May 21, 2020 - 10:34 am

Ugly Beauty

The Month In Jazz – May 2020

It’s easy to get comfortable with your idea of what jazz is, when it’s happening right in front of you. But when there are no…
Phil Freeman | May 20, 2020 - 12:08 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Polo G’s Sad, Quiet Grace

The latest single from the melancholic young Chicago sing-rapper Polo G is called "33." It's named, at least in part, for Scottie Pippen's number. Within…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2020 - 11:08 am
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