Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

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Ella Mai“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »

Dozens Of Musicians Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King’s Death In “The Dream Still Lives” Video

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. To honor his memory and his work, which is still as relevant as ever, Stevie Wonder has assembled a mind-bogglingly vast lineup of musicians, celebrities, and public figures to share their hopes for the future in a video entitled “The Dream Still Lives.” … More »

The 2018 State Of Pop Address

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“Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.” So saith Bono at the dawn of 1983, and he was right — to a point. Flipping the calendar doesn’t initiate any grand transition. The morning after the ball drops, life is right back where we left it. But in another sense, everything changes all the time. Organisms grow. More »

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” Just Hit The Top 10 For The First Time Ever

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Way the hell back in 1994, Mariah Carey released “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” the euphoric Christmas jam that she co-wrote and co-produced with Walter Afanasieff. The song immediately became inescapable, and it’s remained inescapable every holiday season since then. But as Billboard reports, the song has only just hit the … More »

These 45 Musicians Have Already Began To Accept Cryptocurrencies

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As Bitcoin sets its sights at the $20,000 mark, cryptocurrency is the buzzword of 2017. As we head into 2018, it’s only fitting that the music industry would start to adopt cryptocurrencies in their store as well. Monera has recently announced that 45 musicians, plus fiver online stores, will begin to accept the privacy coin

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Watch Charly Bliss Cover “All I Want For Christmas Is You” At A 2nd Stereogum Christmas Show

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One week ago today Stereogum and our friends at Ad Hoc hosted A 2nd Stereogum Christmas Show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Charly Bliss, Mannequin Pussy, and Remember Sports all performed, and DJ Gabriela Tully Playmore kept us entertained between sets. It was an awesome night, and it reached its electrifying peak … More »

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Nominated For Best Score Golden Globe

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The nominations for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards have just been announced. Among the music-related categories, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has been nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the forthcoming Paul Thomas Anderson movie Phantom Thread. It’s his first Golden Globe nomination. He’s competing alongside Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri), Alexandre … More »

Charly Bliss – “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Mariah Carey Cover)

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The jittery, fired-up New York indie rockers released one of this year’s great debut albums with Guppy, and they’re headlining Stereogum’s second annual Christmas show next week. We can only hope that they’ll take the opportunity to play their newest song: A jumpy, ecstatic cover of Mariah Carey’s 1994 holiday classic “More »

On Blue Lips, Tove Lo Continues Her Fall From The Clouds

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One of the world’s greatest pop singer-songwriters seemed to achieve her final form this year by having drunken sex with a muppet in a music video called “Disco Tits.” The song itself is a jam, a poised and minimal dance-floor deconstruction that toggles between spacious staccato piano stabs and synthetic bass throbs that roll with … More »

Blush – “Fantasy” (Mariah Carey Cover)

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Indie-pop collaboration Blush has me rethinking everything I never knew about Mariah Carey. Following lead single “Daisy Chain,” Blush’s latest teaser from their self-titled debut album is a cover of resident diva Carey’s 1995 rollercoaster hit, “Fantasy.” You’ll hear no “Genius Of Love” sample in this cover (not … More »