The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Christian Lee Hutson – “Northsiders” (Prod. Phoebe Bridgers)

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As Phoebe Bridgers alluded to in our 2018 In Review interview, she is producing an album herself for the very first time — for the Los Angeles-based folk artist Christian Lee Hutson. Apparently her solo work and her two supergroups, Boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center, just weren’t enough! … More »

The Year Of Subverted Archetypes, From Be The Cowboy To “God Is A Woman”

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For the past six years, men have dominated the Grammys to a depressing degree. Earlier this year, a study found that from 2012 to 2017 out of the 899 people nominated, only 9.3% were women — not even double digits! The surge of enlightenment and optimism ushered in with #MeToo and Time’s Up … More »

Phoebe Bridgers Reviews 2018

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Phoebe-BridgersPhoebe Bridgers won a lot of people over quickly. Amidst releasing her debut Stranger In The Alps last year, she immediately made her presence known: A gifted singer-songwriter often diving into confessional, melancholic depths while maintaining a sometimes-dry, sometimes-quirky sense of humor online and elsewhere. She was gifted, and she was interesting. We wound up … More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

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BoygeniusFor once, Vince Staples wasn’t sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter MVP logged into his account and wrote, “I was about to tell y’all FM! not an album but I don’t even know what an album is anymore so … More »

25 Great EPs From 2018

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Best EPs Of 2018Every year, the parameters for this list get a little more specious. With the rise of streaming services and the decline of physical media, the distinctions between a 7″ and a 12″ have largely faded away. Today, everything is a “project” or a “collection” or (groan) a “playlist.” Artists are still releasing EPs in name, … More »

Watch Boygenius Cover The Killers In LA

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boygeniusBoygenius, the supergroup of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, released their incredible self-titled EP at the end of October. They’ve been touring in support of it since then, with each member performing a solo set before joining forces at the end. And in addition to their own songs, they’ve … More »

Alessia Cara May Not Be The Best New Artist, But She’s Also Not Half Bad

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Alessia CaraWhen the world met Alessia Caracciolo three years ago, she was the awkward teenager enduring a house party where she did not belong: “Somewhere in the corner under clouds of marijuana/ With this boy who’s hollering, I can hardly hear/ Over this music I don’t listen to.” Over the same Bond-worthy Isaac HayesMore »

Watch Boygenius Cover The Dixie Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away” In Seattle

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BoygeniusThe Dixie Chicks reconsideration is upon us. A few months ago, Priests leader Katie Alice Greer released a full-length cover of Fly, the pop-country superstars’ blockbuster 1999 album. Not long after, Soccer Mommy covered the title track from Wide Open Spaces. And this past weekend, three of more of their peers … More »