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Beyoncé’s Black Is King Celebrates The Black Diaspora By Reinventing The Lion King

Imagine what you think of blackness. Then reimagine it, again and again, until it is true, until it is righteous, until it is real. That…
Britt Julious | August 3, 2020 - 9:55 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson’s “Say Say Say”

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 | August 3, 2020 - 8:54 am

Shut Up Dude

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week Dave Foley reminisced about funding Rilo Kiley's 1999 demos and Joe Rogan weighed in on the Chainsmokers' controversial Hamptons concert. Those are the…
Scott Lapatine | July 31, 2020 - 6:31 pm

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 | July 31, 2020 - 5:40 pm

The Black Market

The Month In Metal – July 2020

In 1999, Thomas Andresen said the following to the Russian webzine Vae Solis: "[It was] a good name for us at that time."
Ian Chainey | July 31, 2020 - 1:18 pm

The Anniversary

Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia Turns 20

There should be a word for it: The thing before the thing. In the summer of 2000, rock music was in a weird place. If…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2020 - 11:21 am

Footnotes

The Story Behind Every Song On Fontaines D.C.’s New Album A Hero’s Death

When we first met Fontaines D.C., they were already exciting. Between early singles like "Hurricane Laughter" and "Boys In The Better Land" and raw and…
Ryan Leas | July 31, 2020 - 11:18 am

The Anniversary

The Suburbs Turns 10

Arcade Fire were already anointed. By 2010, their 2004 debut Funeral was already regarded as a modern classic, a flag in the ground for a…
Ryan Leas | July 31, 2020 - 10:26 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long (All Night)”

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 | July 31, 2020 - 8:47 am

Interview

A Reintroduction To SALES, The Unsigned Indie-Pop Duo Making Waves On TikTok

A year ago, Lauren Morgan, one half of the Orlando-based indie rock duo SALES, shrugged off her hometown. As Morgan explained to an interviewer, the…
Margaret Farrell | July 30, 2020 - 2:45 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Boldy James Just Came Out With His Second 2020 Masterpiece

At the beginning of "Welcome To 76," over the dark and ominous hum of thriller-score strings, a deep and sonorous voice rings out: "In the…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2020 - 11:41 am

Cover Story

Angel Olsen Invites Us Into A Whole New Mess

Tonight, I’m going undercover as one of the 695 people in the Angel Olsen Cosmic Stream group chat. My code name? Virginia. My mission?
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 29, 2020 - 9:10 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s “Islands In The Stream”

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 | July 29, 2020 - 9:01 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death

Rock bands aren't supposed to get big anymore, but apparently no one told Fontaines D.C. The young Dublin quintet took the world by storm just…
Peter Helman | July 28, 2020 - 12:47 pm

The Week In Pop

Jhené Aiko Is Still Quietly Staking Her Claim As Her Generation’s Defining R&B Singer

Jhené Aiko is a living legend. You wouldn't necessarily know it because Aiko has always been a moody and understated presence -- someone who lays…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2020 - 5:19 pm
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