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The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Carpenters’ “(They Long To Be) Close To You”

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 | January 8, 2019 - 10:42 am


Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm

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Bat For Lashes – “We’ve Only Just Begun” (Carpenters Cover) Live Video

Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan has cited the Carpenters as an influence on her upcoming new album, The Bride, and she's paid tribute to the…
James Rettig | June 20, 2016 - 3:03 pm

Aimee Mann – “Yesterday Once More” (The Carpenters Cover)

In addition to Julian Casablancas' Velvet Underground cover, Aimee Man also contributed a song to this weekend's episode of Vinyl (which just got picked up…
James Rettig | February 19, 2016 - 3:26 pm

Gerard Way – “Superstar” (The Carpenters Cover)

Erstwhile My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has unearthed an old cover of the Carpenters' "Superstar," dating back to the recording sessions for the band's…
Peter Helman | February 11, 2016 - 10:37 pm

Watch Owen Pallett & Foxes In Fiction Cover The Carpenters’ “Close To You” At CMJ

Over the weekend, Orchid Tapes threw a small CMJ show in an apartment, and Owen Pallett appeared to perform material as Les Mouches, his old…
James Rettig | October 19, 2015 - 5:31 pm