The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2019 — And Best Of The 2010s

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Another “Auld Lang Syne” is imminent, which means it’s time to review the year in Stereogum comments. We’ve had so much to comment on in 2019. Remember Lil Nas X? Baby Yoda? Marie Kondo? Jussie Smollett? Momo? They’re newsmakers I’d never heard of one year ago; now I have tattoos of all of them. More »

The Black Market: The Year In Metal 2019

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Welcome to our December Best Of The Rest Blowout. At midnight, 2019 is dead. Let’s remember it one last time before adorable Baby New Year ritualistically stabs it in the heart. As with our previous year-end purge, this column — that by no means signifies that I’ve shoveled every 2019 promo into a … More »

The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2020

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The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2020With the end of the decade rapidly approaching, 2019 has been an especially backward-looking year. Here at Stereogum, we examined the entirety of the 2010s this fall, then followed it up in December with our usual slate of year-end coverage. Now that we’re finally finished assessing the last 10 years and More »

The 10 Best Hardcore Albums Of 2019

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There have been long stretches this past year when I didn’t want to listen to anything other than hardcore — where music didn’t sound right unless it had volcanic mosh parts and I-just-ate-bad-curry-and-I’m-angry-about-it vocals. I could attempt to be cute and blame my hardcore fixation on the perilous state of the world or whatever. But … More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019The year is almost over, and the lists are abundant. This one is called The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019, which is a double entendre, see? … More »

Basking In The Glow: The 36 Best Music Tweets From 2019

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Twitter UserTweets! At the end of every year, for the past four years, we have collected memorable music tweets from artists and musicians into a handy little list for you. It’s tradition! And tradition, as we all know, is always good and never bad. Sorry, we don’t make … More »

The 15 Best Music Podcasts Of 2019

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Best-Music-Podcasts-2019If you’re looking for the stories behind your favorite songs, but don’t have time to read, say, Flea’s 400-page memoir or even all the liner notes on the latest Numero Group release, podcasts can be the answer for the music fan in need. Even if you just want to hear more from Kim Gordon or … More »

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2019

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In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2019Have you seen the hashtags? All of your faves announced 2020 reunion shows. Rage Against The Machine! My Chemical Romance! Circle Jerks! Mr. Bungle! Supergrass! The Black Crowes. Mötley Crüe? OK, some of your faves. Anyway this means we have to say goodbye to a bunch of bands. There are only so many tour buses. More »

The 10 Best Rap Albums Of 2019

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At the end of 2019, rap is the most popular form of music in America, and maybe in the entire world. We know this. The data bears it out. But one thing that the data doesn’t quite show is us that rap, like every other genre of music in our atomized age, is not a … More »

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

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Stereogum's 90 Favorite Songs Of 2019Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a staff list of the year’s best tracks, we present a bunch of personally selected top-10 lists from our staffers and contributors. So although our rundown of 2019’s bestMore »