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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 | October 18, 2019 - 5:31 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Thelma Houston’s “Don’t Leave Me This Way”

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 | October 18, 2019 - 10:33 am

The Week In Pop

SuperM, Summer Walker, And The Eternal Struggle To Measure Music’s Popularity

SuperM are objectively a big deal. The seven-man ensemble brings together members of several prominent K-pop groups: EXO's Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127's Taeyong and…
Chris DeVille | October 17, 2019 - 2:50 pm

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Empty Streets, Empty Nights: The Blue Nile’s Elusive Masterpiece Hats At 30

Some albums are just mysteries. They have their time and place, and yet resist their context. They are slow to unfold and get their due,…
Ryan Leas | October 17, 2019 - 10:37 am

Status Ain't Hood

Is A Rap American Idol Even Possible?

Twelve years ago, someone from MTV called me and asked me to come into their office. I went. I met Ashton Kutcher in the lobby.
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2019 - 2:27 pm

Best New Bands

The 40 Best New Bands Of 2019

Every autumn here at Stereogum, we look long and hard at the last 12 months and pinpoint which new artists make us excited about the…
Stereogum | October 16, 2019 - 11:30 am

Interview

Emily Yacina On NGOs, UFOs, & Her New Album Remember The Silver

Emily Yacina's new song "Gleaming" is an upward rush of momentum. "Meet me here/ I'll show you/ The same light/ I'm feeling," she sings, her…
James Rettig | October 16, 2019 - 10:30 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: David Soul’s “Don’t Give Up On Us”

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 | October 16, 2019 - 10:21 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Clipping There Existed An Addiction To Blood

Evil clowns are having a big year. If you go into Spirit Halloween, you'll notice that evil clowns take up maybe a quarter of the…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2019 - 11:21 am

The Anniversary

Tarot Sport Turns 10

Fuck Buttons have a way of easing you into their world. Each of the band's three studio albums go about this gradual introduction a little…
James Rettig | October 14, 2019 - 11:24 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”

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 | October 14, 2019 - 10:35 am

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(Most Of) Wu-Tang Clan Close Out Desert Daze With Khruangbin, (Some Of) 36 Chambers

2019 should, for all intents and purposes, be the best year the Wu-Tang Clan has had in a long, long time. They have not one,…
Christopher R. Weingarten | October 14, 2019 - 9:34 am

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Devo Bring 40+ Years Of Devolution To Desert Daze 2019

Desert Daze is, predominantly, a psych fest -- it's in the name, location, and in their primary booking. But every year, the festival returns --…
Ryan Leas | October 13, 2019 - 4:54 pm

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Ween Serve Their Gloriously Demented Chocolate And Cheese To Desert Daze

Behold the insane power of Ween's enduring, dedicated following. On Saturday at Desert Daze, the band used most of their two-hour set time to perform…
Christopher R. Weingarten | October 13, 2019 - 10:40 am

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Flaming Lips Dazzle Desert Daze With The Soft Bulletin, Inflatable Props

By accident or influence, California's Desert Daze is picking up a lot of the threads that All Tomorrow's Parties left untied after they called it…
Christopher R. Weingarten | October 12, 2019 - 12:50 pm
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