Milo Is Good At Making Art-Rap Even If He Doesn’t Like The Term “Art-Rap”

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“Y’all call it art-rap,” the Maine-based rapper Milo says toward the end of Sovereign Nose Of (Y)our Arrogant Face, the new album that he just released under his Scallops Hotel moniker. He sounds disgusted, dejected. He repeats it a few times, as if he needs time to process the stupidity of that genre name. But … More »

The Year In Viral Success Stories: The Good, The Bhad, & The Buzzy

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The fidget spinner may very well be the emblem of 2017: an omnipresent commercial object meant to relieve stress. It didn’t take long for the toy to become a cultural phenomenon, and like any meme in today’s age, the fidget spinner’s mass popularity was fueled by some wicked mix of ubiquity, social influence, and the … More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Well gang, we’re halfway through December, 10 days out from Christmas, heading into the third-to-last weekend of the year. You sick of lists yet? Haha, jk. You are a Stereogum reader, and you know the concept of “list season” doesn’t apply here. We do this every damn week, all year long. Sure, the clock is … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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The best music-related video of the week was obviously the 10-minute Black Thought freestyle that realigned the planets of the solar system and brought the dinosaurs back to life. But there were some actual music videos this week, too, and some of them were good. This week’s picks are below. More »

Brockhampton – “Rental” Video

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Just before the year comes to a close, Brockhampton’s back with their third release of 2017, the finale to their Saturation trilogy. True to form, the group offered a fast and furious lead-up to the release of Saturation III, dropping a few new videos and songs in rapid succession, beginning with the addicting “More »

Stream Brockhampton Saturation III

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Of all the artists we placed on our list of the year’s best new bands, few have had a 2017 quite as ascendant as Brockhampton’s. Over the course of a few months, a unique origin story, a pair of albums, and clamorous internet buzz all propelled the rap collective into the limelight. And for … More »

Brockhampton – “Stains”

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Brockhampton are releasing their third album of the year, Saturation III, tomorrow. (Its predecessor, Saturation II, was one of the best albums of the year.) We’ve already heard “Boogie” from it and gotten a short film called Billy Star that’s associated with it, and today the Texas boy band has released another … More »

BROCKHAMPTON – “BOOGIE” Video

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We just named Brockhampton’s Saturation II one of the best albums of 2017, but Brockhampton’s 2017 isn’t over yet. The rap collective/boy band are about to finish up their big trilogy this week with Saturation III, which may or may be their last studio album, and today they’ve shared its first single. More »

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

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Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America’s youth. Like the moment when Billboard first started using Soundscan and inadvertently proved the massive popularity of N.W.A, the streaming services of the world showed just how powerful this music remains. Rap dominated streaming charts. More »