Luke Combs, King Of The Country Music Average Joes

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Luke CombsThe thing Luke Combs wants you to know about him is that he’s extremely normal, regular, average. Combs, one of the biggest things going in country music right now, just released an album called What You See Is What You Get. He’s a burly, bearded North Carolina native who removes his ballcap about as often … More »

Trent Reznor Just Won A CMA Award

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Trent ReznorThe 53rd annual CMA Awards don’t air until 8PM tonight, but unlikely nominee Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has already picked up an award for his production credit on “Old Town Road.” … More »

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 »

Trent Reznor Discusses “Old Town Road” For The First Time

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Trent ReznorOne of many fun subplots in the story of “Old Town Road,” the country-rap novelty that became a record-breaking viral smash, is that it’s built around a Nine Inch Nails sample. Lil Nas X, still 19 years old at the time, purchased a beat from Dutch producer YoungKio for $30. That … More »

All Hail King Princess

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King Princess - Cheap QueenKing Princess really is royalty of a sort. Mikaela Mullaney Straus, the 20-year-old upstart who’ll release her debut album Cheap Queen tomorrow, is the daughter of Oliver H. Straus Jr., owner of Brooklyn’s Mission Sound Recording. Like many artists who find their way to fame before exiting their teenage years, she was born … More »

The 40 Best New Bands Of 2019

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Best-New-Bands-Artists-2019Every autumn here at Stereogum, we look long and hard at the last 12 months and pinpoint which new artists make us excited about the future of music. We then organize those artists into our annual Best New Bands list, celebrating what they’ve already accomplished and highlighting them as someone to keep an eye on … More »

Fiona Apple Accepts Lil Nas X’s Offer To Collaborate

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Fiona AppleThe slightly awkward Lil Nas X/Fiona Apple non-feud seems to be coming to a warm, fuzzy conclusion. More »

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, BTS Announced For Jingle Ball Tour

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Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Billie EilishTaylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and BTS are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season. More »

Fiona Apple Asks Lil Nas X: “Where’s My Money, You Cute Little Guy?”

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Fiona Apple recently gave a rare interview to Vulture where she talked about the progress she’s making on her new album and her song’s inclusion in the film Hustlers. She also talked about the history of artists sampling her songs — including why she refused Panic! At The Disco’s request to sample one … More »

SHAED’s “Trampoline” Is The Latest Pop Hit Smuggled Through Rock Radio

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SHAEDBecause my car is not new or fancy enough to display song titles and artist names when I listen to the radio, I sometimes find myself Shazam-ing while driving. Most recently, while blaring my local Top 40 station, I encountered a minimalist electronic pop song accented with finger snaps, sighing background harmonies, occasional outbursts of … More »