PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Week In Pop is moving to Mondays! Today’s installment will be the final Thursday column. Look for the first Monday column just four days from now, on Jan. 27. The Grammys are this weekend. You probably know this because the Recording Academy is mired in scandal right now, with allegations of corruption … More »
From the Beatles to Bowie to Madonna, metamorphosis has been an assumed component of pop stardom for decades, and the ability to transcend easy categorization has often been key to such artists’ success. So at a time when the speed of life is accelerating at an alarming rate, in a society where breaking down binaries … More »
The Grammys are creeping up on us quite quickly. Thanks to the Oscars moving up their broadcast to 2/9 and the Super Bowl going down 2/2, Music’s Biggest Night™ will be 1/26 at the Staples Center in LA. That’s only 11 days away, so the performer schedule is filling up. More »
The #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »
Ariana Grande has had a big year and a half. After releasing Sweetener in August of last year, she quickly followed it with Thank U, Next this past February. We were big fans of both here at Stereogum — we included Thank U, Next on our recent countdown of the More »
Tweets! 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 »
Hey, lookit! Here comes another barely adequate micro-dose for all of us pathetic news-addicts!
Boca Raton, Florida’s very own Ariana Grande — whom we are apparently just ADDICTED to covering — has revealed…like, SOME STUFF, I guess, about an upcoming live album to be culled from her tours for 2018’s Sweetener and 2019’s thank u, next album. (Yeah, yeah: as usual, I know this because Tyler knows this. So what?)
Basically: Grande shared what could maybe possibly conceivably be some cover art alongside what looks to want to more or less look like a tracklisting in her Instagram story.
Yes, that’s fucking all. No deets, no release date, no NOTHING. (Well, except for the tidbit that you can “pre-save” the thing on Spotify, whatever in the hell that means?) I Guess we’ll all just have to get our next HIT somewhere else, like the degenerate, unstable, maniacs we are.
Wait. Scratch that. I mean: Let’s all keep reading Tiny Mixed Tapes, then go out for a round of frosty chocolate milkshakes!
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 11, 2019
Within 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 best … More »