“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 »
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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Song of the week:
Rita Ora — ‘Anywhere’
Yes obviously Rita’s best single since ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ is a full-on pensivebanger of almost dangerous proportions BUT the big news today is that New Music Friday has gone Q4 MENTAL.
- Taylor Swift!
- Two different One Direction members!!
- Two different Jonas brothers!!!
- An Emeli Sandé writing credit!!!!
- A Kelly Clarkson normal song!!!!!
- A Kelly Clarkson Christmas song!!!!!!
- A Fifth Harmony (sort of) Christmas song with an absolutely disgraceful and amazing key change!!!!!!!
- A MARIAH CAREY CHRISTMAS SONG WHICH IS SHIT BUT WHO CARES IT’S A MARIAH CAREY CHRISTMAS SONG!!!!!!!!
- A Justin Bieber remix featuring some left-over guide vocals from Julia Michaels!!!!!!!!!
- Fever Ray are back!!!!!!!!!!
- Feat Sean Paul!!!!!!!!!!!
This. This playlist. This playlist right here. This is the true meaning of Q4.
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