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2018 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018

The legends, for the most part, stayed quiet in 2018. Your Radioheads, your Beyoncés, and your Kendrick Lamars were not entirely silent; Thom Yorke, Johnny…
Stereogum | December 4, 2018 - 10:00 am

Interview

Ryley Walker On His Unlikely Dave Matthews Band Covers Album

Back in May, Ryley Walker released his fourth album Deafman Glance. It marked the most significant transformation in an already shape-shifting career, finding Walker miles…
Ryan Leas | September 24, 2018 - 9:51 am

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late '60s? National leaders were gunned down right and…
Stereogum | June 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

More Ryley Walker stories

Ryley Walker Cancels European Tour, Citing Mental Health Concerns

Ryley Walker just wrapped up his month-long residency at Brooklyn's Union Pool last night, and next Thursday, he was going to kick off a European…
Peter Helman | March 27, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Ryley Walker – “Diggin’ A Ditch” (Dave Matthews Band Cover)

One of the best parts about following Ryley Walker on Twitter is his ongoing, alternately earnest and deadpan unpacking of a lifetime's worth of music…
Chris DeVille | October 23, 2018 - 10:17 am

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late '60s? National leaders were gunned down right and…
Stereogum | June 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

So how's music doing in this, the first week of The Age Of Grusk? (Or Mimes, if you prefer.) Well, we got new albums from…
Stereogum | May 11, 2018 - 6:24 pm

Interview

Introducing The Real Ryley Walker

"I was not made to be a Lower East Side model," Ryley Walker cracks as I force him, for the purposes of splashy journalistic representation,…
Ryan Leas | May 9, 2018 - 2:13 pm

Ryley Walker – “Opposite Middle”

At the end of February, Ryley Walker announced his latest album Deafman Glance. Over the years, we've heard Walker take his virtuosic guitar skills to…
Ryan Leas | April 5, 2018 - 11:16 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

2018 is really picking up steam as far as new music goes. This week, we got a Chvrches x Matt Berninger collab, a Lorde x
Stereogum | March 2, 2018 - 5:35 pm

Ryley Walker – “Telluride Speed”

Did you know Ryley Walker's Twitter is lit? The psychedelic chamber-folk virtuoso's feed presents a delightful collection of music-tangential drug commentary,…
Chris DeVille | February 28, 2018 - 10:09 am

Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker – “Stretching My Dollar In Plano” Video

Chicago-based guitarists Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker released their sophomore collaborative album, SpiderBeetleBee, earlier this month. Individually, MacKey and Walker’s past videos have been genuine…
Sophie Israelsohn | October 30, 2017 - 12:20 pm

Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker – “Lonesome Traveler”

Last month, Chicago guitar virtuosos Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker announced that they had paired up for a second collaborative album after 2015's Land Of
James Rettig | September 26, 2017 - 3:25 pm

Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker – “I Heard Them Singing”

Back in 2015, prolific Chicago guitarists Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker released a collaborative album, Land Of Plenty, inspired by a month-long residency they did…
James Rettig | August 8, 2017 - 4:59 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, there were things to watch way more important than any music video -- and that was some good timing, since the week's music…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2016 - 2:17 pm

Ryley Walker – “The Roundabout” Video

Ryley Walker will release Golden Sings That Have Been Sung -- the follow-up to last year's Primrose Green -- next month, and we've already heard…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 27, 2016 - 10:15 am
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