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Don’t Take Tove Lo For Granted

One of the best Onion articles ever is headlined like so: "Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People." This was early 2001, more…
Chris DeVille | September 19, 2019 - 12:37 pm

We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Jeff Tweedy

We've Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Ryan Leas | September 19, 2019 - 10:13 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Steve Miller Band’s “Rock’n Me”

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 | September 19, 2019 - 9:45 am

The Anniversary

American Football Turns 20

Imagine if your college diary became public. For most of us, that’s not hard to do, as thousands willingly spilled their guts on a now-shuttered…
Nina Corcoran | September 18, 2019 - 2:16 pm

Status Ain't Hood

JPEGMAFIA Makes Some Anxious-Ass Rap Music

"Disappointed." In the weeks leading up to the release of his new album All My Heroes Are Cornballs, JPEGMAFIA used that word over and over,…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2019 - 11:36 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Chicago’s “If You Leave Me Now”

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 | September 18, 2019 - 10:36 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Vivian Girls Memory

In a scene where it was cool not to give a shit, Vivian Girls always gave a shit. A lot of different people give a…
James Rettig | September 17, 2019 - 11:38 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots’ “Disco Duck (Part 1)”

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 | September 17, 2019 - 10:27 am

Sounding Board

As A Producer, Ric Ocasek Was Often Just What Bands Needed

Twenty-five years ago, a not-insignificant segment of music fans learned about the greatness of the Cars via Weezer's self-titled debut, widely known as "The Blue
Annie Zaleski | September 16, 2019 - 3:55 pm

Sounding Board

Ric Ocasek Was One Of Pop’s Great Mad Scientists

Dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit JERNK. Dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit JERNK. That's how the Cars introduced themselves on their very first single, the immortal 1978 banger "Just What I Needed." That song,…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2019 - 3:03 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band’s “A Fifth Of Beethoven”

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 | September 16, 2019 - 10:19 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 | September 13, 2019 - 3:38 pm

Sounding Board

At 16 Hours, Ken Burns’ Country Music Ain’t Nearly Long Enough

There's a moment three episodes into Ken Burns' new eight-episode/16-hour binge-doc Country Music when I had to hit pause. Ernest Tubb, an up-and-coming country crooner…
Stephen Deusner | September 13, 2019 - 12:30 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music”

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 | September 13, 2019 - 11:46 am

The Anniversary

The Contino Sessions Turns 20

"Seeing light out of darkness...if you can see, like, beauty in a dark situation it's kind of...it's what tickles your boat really, isn't it?"
Ian King | September 13, 2019 - 11:41 am
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