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Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Björk Utopia

Björk has already been to hell. Her 2015 album, Vulnicura, was a raw portrait of grief, written and recorded in the months after she and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2017 - 10:20 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

William Patrick Corgan has rescinded his bid to join the Respectable Adult Musician's Club. Yesterday, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman announced that he'll be going by…
Stereogum | November 17, 2017 - 5:20 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – November 2017

A week ago, on November 10, I caught guitarist John McLaughlin's farewell US tour at NJPAC in Newark, NJ. I haven't paid much attention to…
Phil Freeman | November 17, 2017 - 4:33 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Marilyn Manson made a second video with Johnny Depp this week. Here's a free idea for everyone: Don't make videos with Johnny Depp! He's an…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2017 - 2:59 pm

The Anniversary

Reload Turns 20

"Lars and Kirk drove on those records. The whole 'We need to reinvent ourselves' topic was up. Image is not an evil thing for me,…
Phil Freeman | November 17, 2017 - 1:23 pm

The Anniversary

“My Heart Will Go On” Turns 20

Once, while on a third date and watching the end of Titanic on the couch, my date leaned over and prepared to say something. There…
Hanif Abdurraqib | November 17, 2017 - 10:31 am

Interview

Noel Gallagher Has A New Album So We Talked To Him About Taylor Swift, Morrissey, And His Latest Beef With Liam

Ever since Oasis finally imploded in 2009, Noel Gallagher's kept pretty busy. First returning with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' self-titled debut in 2011, it…
Ryan Leas | November 17, 2017 - 9:58 am

The Anniversary

The Lonesome Crowded West Turns 20

When Modest Mouse released their second album -- on November 18, 1997; 20 years ago this Saturday -- the Seattle area was in a state…
Patrick Lyons | November 17, 2017 - 9:19 am

The Week In Pop

On Blue Lips, Tove Lo Continues Her Fall From The Clouds

One of the world's greatest pop singer-songwriters seemed to achieve her final form this year by having drunken sex with a muppet in a music…
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2017 - 10:45 am

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: Saturday Night Fever

How do you reckon with a monolith? There's a monologue at the end of Whit Stillman's 1998 film The Last Days of Disco where a…
Nate Patrin | November 15, 2017 - 12:21 pm

Status Ain't Hood

A Viral Grime Parody Is About To Become The Biggest Grime Song Ever

Guns don't go "skkkkkkrah." They don't go "pap pap kah kah kah." They definitely don't go "skidee-kee pap pap." Michael Dapaah knows this. The first…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2017 - 10:33 am

Sounding Board

Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? Isn’t Like Any Festival You’ll See In The USA

These days, whenever all the big-name American festivals start to announce their lineups for the year, there's inevitably a certain, noticeable same-ness. It's a consequence…
Ryan Leas | November 14, 2017 - 4:34 pm

Interview

Haircut 100’s Nick Heyward On His First Album In 18 Years & Struggling To Get Signed When You’ve Already Made Hits

Tracking Down is a new Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute.
Dan Weiss | November 14, 2017 - 1:26 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Kamaiyah Before I Wake

"This past year has been extremely hard for me," Kamaiyah wrote in an Instagram caption on the day that she released her new Before I
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2017 - 10:28 am

Sounding Board

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Offer Relief From An Ugly World At Brooklyn’s Market Hotel

When asked where to find hope in bleak landscapes during a recent interview with Stereogum, David Bello advocated an ethos of community, an ideology shared…
Julia Gray | November 13, 2017 - 11:56 am
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