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The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far

Lizzy Goodman’s new book, Meet Me In The Bathroom, documents an era in rock music that many of us remember well. It uses oral history…
Stereogum | June 6, 2017 - 11:00 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I have very little doubt that, if I had actually seen it, Grimes' video for her Janelle Monáe collab "Venus Fly" would be on this…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2017 - 1:23 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

My fellow gummers, 'tis with a heavy heart that I let you know today is my last day on staff at Stereogum. I picked a…
Stereogum | January 13, 2017 - 5:22 pm

More Sampha stories

Sampha Wins 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize

The Hyundai Mercury Prize is awarded each year to an outstanding album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Last year, the prize went to Skepta,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 14, 2017 - 5:28 pm

Everything Is Recorded – “Mountains Of Gold” (Feat. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki, & Kamasi Washington) Video

When you own a big-deal record label like XL Recordings, you can get all sorts of people to guest on your songs. Close But Not
Peter Helman | September 7, 2017 - 8:06 pm

Everything Is Recorded – “Close But Not Quite” (Feat. Sampha) Video

Everything Is Recorded is the new project of XL Recordings label head and curator Richard Russell, and he released his debut EP under name, Close
James Rettig | July 12, 2017 - 12:37 pm

Sampha – “Cranes In The Sky” (Solange Cover)

Sampha worked on several songs off of Solange's stunning 2016 LP A Seat At The Table, but at the UK's Glastonbury Festival, he decided to…
Peter Helman | July 2, 2017 - 1:52 pm

Stream Everything Is Recorded (XL’s Richard Russell) Close But Not Quite EP

XL Recordings label head Richard Russell's new project Everything Is Recorded is a focal point in this month's excellent New Yorker profile of the London-based…
James Rettig | May 12, 2017 - 11:02 am

Watch Sampha’s Short Film Process

After years of being one of the most exciting forces in music, the weary and emotive piano man Sampha finally released his debut album Process
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2017 - 9:51 am

Hear Sampha Cover Drake’s “Controlla” In The BBC Live Lounge

The introspective UK singer Sampha has recorded with Drake a number of times over the years, and on Drake's new album More Life, Sampha gets…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 9:00 am

Hear Two New Songs From Sampha & Richard Russell

Richard Russell is the man behind XL Recordings, and he's also a prolific producer in his own right. Russell worked with Gil Scott-Heron on I'm
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2017 - 10:47 am

Watch Sampha, Jenn Wasner, & Brandi Carlile Sing “Nothing Compares 2 U” In A Google Pixel Commercial

Sampha, who released his debut album earlier this month, appears in a Google Pixel commercial that aired during the Grammys broadcast. The ad features a…
James Rettig | February 12, 2017 - 11:10 pm

Stream Sampha Process

Sampha, the British soul singer, has a voice that's all textured, exquisite longing. He's spent most of his career lending that quality to other artists,…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2017 - 9:21 am

Sampha – “No One Knows Me (Like The Piano)” Video

This week, Sampha, the astrally-inclined British singer of textured and emotive soul songs, will finally release his full-length debut Process. And today, he's shared his…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2017 - 10:46 am
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