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How Showmanship, Memes, & A WhatsApp Fan Community Helped Sports Team Crash The UK Album Charts

Chromatica was a smash. Lady Gaga's sixth album, an homage to club music set in an intergalactic social justice utopia, debuted at #1 in the…
Jael Goldfine | September 23, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens The Ascension

"Is it all for nothing?" Sufjan Stevens cries out. "Is it all part of a plan?" This anguished outburst arrives about halfway through The Ascension,…
Chris DeVille | September 23, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Griselda Goon-Rap Renaissance

There's no Griselda Records starter pack, no canonical classic to lure you in. That's not how the Buffalo rap crew does business. Instead, there's a…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 11:18 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling”

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 23, 2020 - 8:51 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Bob Mould Blue Hearts

Just last year, Bob Mould was happy. He named a whole album Sunshine Rock, of all things. Can you imagine? A veteran purveyor of emotions…
Ryan Leas | September 22, 2020 - 12:34 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Shore

Crack-Up could've been a conclusion. It certainly sounded like one, whether because the album played like a frayed breakdown at the end of Fleet Foxes'
Ryan Leas | September 22, 2020 - 10:29 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2020 - 8:40 am

The Week In Pop

If Justin Bieber’s Wife Is Really So Great Then She Deserves Better Songs Than This

Changes was a funny name for an album that rarely seemed to change at all. Conceptually, it made some kind of sense: Justin Bieber's life…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Ugly Beauty

The Month In Jazz – September 2020

We lost two major jazz voices this month. Bassist Gary Peacock died September 4th at 85. He was one of those players whose experience spans…
Phil Freeman | September 21, 2020 - 12:55 pm

The Anniversary

Epic Turns 10

Sharon Van Etten always had a way of drawing you in. She is a naturally gifted singer, with an endlessly expressive voice that stops you…
Ryan Leas | September 21, 2020 - 11:00 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Deftones Ohms

"I have no patience for expectation!" Chino Moreno screams on "This Link Is Dead." The song comes toward the second half of Ohms, Deftones' ninth…
Luke O'Neil | September 21, 2020 - 10:00 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Wham! Featuring George Michael’s “Careless Whisper”

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 21, 2020 - 8:46 am

Shut Up Dude

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

Our little covers comp charted in Billboard this week, and that didn't even count those of you who bought t-shirts with your album (since that's…
Scott Lapatine | September 18, 2020 - 7:22 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 | September 18, 2020 - 4:31 pm

The Anniversary

Music Turns 20

"This is the future of sound." This was Madonna, talking to Billboard in August of 2000. She was describing the French producer Mirwais Ahmadzaï, her…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2020 - 10:59 am
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