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2018 In Review

The 5 Best Rolling Stones Songs Of 2018

The Rolling Stones did not release any music in 2018. Their last album of original material, A Bigger Bang, came out way back in 2005.
Ryan Leas | December 21, 2018 - 3:18 pm

Sounding Board

Ought’s Room Inside The World Is A Rewarding New Chapter

If you go back to the great post-punk bands of the late '70s and early '80s, you'll find plenty of artists who started out avant-garde…
Ryan Leas | February 13, 2018 - 1:59 pm

2015 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am

More Ought stories

Ought – “Desire” Video

Just about a month ago, the great Montreal post-punk outfit Ought returned with their third album, Room Inside The Word. It's a dense, exciting new
Ryan Leas | March 12, 2018 - 10:31 am

Ought – “Desire”

Considering how much we loved Ought's last album Sun Coming Down -- it was one of our favorites of 2015, in fact -- we've…
Ryan Leas | February 6, 2018 - 9:13 am

Ought – “Disgraced In America” Video

Montreal post-punk outfit Ought are just ahead of releasing Room Inside The World, the follow-up to their excellent sophomore album, Sun Coming Down, which we…
Julia Gray | January 17, 2018 - 11:30 am

Ought – “These 3 Things” Video

The great Montreal post-punk quartet Ought have announced the follow-up to their 2015 sophomore album, Sun Coming Down, which we named one of the year's
James Rettig | November 1, 2017 - 10:00 am

Tim Darcy – “Still Waking Up” Video

Tim Darcy, frontman of the great Montreal postpunk band Ought, is going solo next month with the release of his debut album Saturday Night. We've…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2017 - 9:34 am

Tim Darcy – “Tall Glass Of Water” Video

Tim Darcy is the frontman of Ought, the Montreal post-punk quartet that has been of the most consistently great bands in music these past few…
Chris DeVille | November 30, 2016 - 10:20 am

Ought – “Beautiful Blue Sky” Video

Ought have shared a video for their Sun Coming Down standout "Beautiful Blue Sky." The video, which was directed by Bobby McHugh, is as cinematic…
James Rettig | May 4, 2016 - 11:33 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am

Ought – “Sun’s Coming Down” Video

We named Ought's excellent sophomore effort, Sun Coming Down, Album Of The Week on Tuesday, and Tom wrote at length about its many intricacies and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 18, 2015 - 10:38 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Ought Sun Coming Down

There's an overwhelming, all-pervading anxiety to Ought, the young Montreal band, that goes beyond the band's actual music. This is a band born of anxiety.
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Stream Ought Sun Coming Down

Next week, Montreal punks Ought will follow up their wiry, powerful 2014 debut More Than Any Other Day with the new album Sun Coming Down,…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2015 - 9:17 am


Q&A: Ought On David Foster Wallace, Banning Shirtless Bros, & Their New Album Sun Coming Down

If post-punk speaks the language of disaffection, then don't call Ought a post-punk band. The Montreal-based quartet wrote their 2014 debut LP, More Than Any
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 30, 2015 - 2:30 pm