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 »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Hear Denzel Curry’s Spotify Session With Fucked Up & Bad Brains

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When artists roll through the Spotify Studios, they typically record a cover of a song for the streaming service’s Spotify Singles series. But not many artists recruit the actual musicians who made the original songs to play with them, which is exactly what Denzel Curry did for his entry. More »

Stream Game’s Debut Album No One Wins

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Game-No-One-WinsThe London band Game — who have nothing to do with the Compton rap star of the same name — play fast, feverish, guttural hardcore. They’ve got a frantic intensity and a deep reserve of anger. They’ve also got a very serious pedigree. Drummer Jonah Falco is also in Fucked Up, while singer Ola Herbich … More »

We’ve Got A File On You: Bob Mould

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Bob-Mould-Sunshine-RockWe’ve Got A File On You is a new reboot of an old-school Stereogum franchise. Once called Annotated Media Guide, these are interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. When an artist gets 40 years in, chances … More »

Hear Four Songs From Game’s No One Wins Album

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Game-No-One-Wins-promoThe London band Game has nothing to do with the Game, the Compton rapper. Instead, Game play grimy, intense hardcore with a chaotic, guttural edge. Two of the members of Game, singer Ola Herbich and bassist Nicky Rat, also play in Arms Race, the UK hardcore band who released a really cool EP called 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 »

Superchunk – “Our Work Is Done” (Feat. Damian Abraham) & “Total Eclipse” (Klaus Nomi Cover)

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Superchunk - "Our Work Is Done"Superchunk already blessed us with a whole fiery and purposeful album this year, What A Time To Be Alive. But they’re a generous lot, so they’re back with a surprise charity 7″ to round out 2018. More »

Dolly Dream – “The Way To Heaven” (Feat. US Girls)

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Dolly Dream & US GirlsThe influential Slumberland Records is celebrating their 30th anniversary next year, and since this summer they’ve been releasing commemorative 7″ singles as part of a series to honor the landmark, and they plan to keep it up until December 2019, when the label officially turns 30. The goal of the series is to highlight artists … More »

The Chemistry Of Common Life Turns 10

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Fucked Up - The Chemistry Of Common LifeAs far as lyric as band-thesis statements go, Fucked Up never made their ethos clearer than on the chanted refrain of “Twice Born.” “Hands up if you think you are the only one,” lead barker Damian Abraham asks in-between a number of Biblical queries concerning the fates of Peter and Pilate. Towards the end of … More »