Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

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Stereogum's 90 Favorite Songs Of 2019Within 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 bestMore »

Maggie Rogers – “Love You For A Long Time”

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Maggie Rogers - "Love You For A Long Time"Maggie Rogers has built quite the career for herself, going from viral phenom to Best New Artist nominee in just over three years. In the wake of yesterday’s Grammy nod, she’s got a new song out today, her first since official debut album Heard It In A Past Life dropped way … More »

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 »

Haim, Phoebe Bridgers, Maggie Rogers, & More Star In Rodarte’s Spring 2020 Campaign

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Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy unveiled their Rodarte Spring 2020 collection on Wednesday (Sept. 4), featuring a series of dreamy portraits of the sisters’ muses, including music stars Zendaya, HAIM, King Princess, Maggie Rogers and Phoebe Bridgers. “We wanted to create painted portraits,” Laura told Vogue of the campaign, noting that inspiration came … More »

Madame X Is The Best Madonna Album In A Long Time

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Madonna - Madame X“Hey young people – you’re getting older every second. It’s what we do. One day someone will tell you to stop and you’ll be all like ‘fuck you’ just like Madonna.” That was former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes on Twitter the night of the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna and Colombian reggaeton star … More »

Avril Lavigne’s Disappointing Return

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Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne is back, and as usual, it’s complicated. More »

Watch Maggie Rogers Cover Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

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Maggie-Rogers-on-StromboThings are working out for the Maryland-raised, NYU-educated singer and songwriter Maggie Rogers. It’s been a couple of years since the viral clip of Pharrell getting emotional after hearing Rogers’ “Alaska.” Rogers could’ve capitalized on that right away, but instead, she took her time putting together her debut album Heard It In AMore »

Backstreet’s Back, But It’s Not Alright

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Backstreet BoysIn the Backstreet Boys’ video for 1998 mega-hit “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” the group’s tour bus breaks down outside what turns out to be a haunted house. Reluctantly, they decide to stay the night, after which “Thriller”-style horror hijinks ensue. The boys in the band appear in costume as various kinds of ghoulish creatures. If you … More »

The Post-Fifth Harmony Power Rankings

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Fifth HarmonyFifth Harmony were the reigning girl group of their era. Although they never came close to the success of their closest predecessors, Destiny’s Child, the group accumulated a rabid fan base of Harmonizers and contributed some sterling songs to the mainstream pop canon, among them “BO$$,” “Sledgehammer,” “Messy,” and their one top 10 hit, the … More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »