The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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There’s something beautifully perverse about Father John Misty making such a regular prestigey music video for “Leaving LA,” a song that’s 13 minutes long. It’s a beautifully shot video of an amazing song, but who has 13 minutes for that? Who has the patience to keep staring at this particular YouTube video for that … More »

25 Great EPs From 2017

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Over the last couple years, we’ve seen the rise of the “mini-album,” an inexplicable term that is, I guess, supposed to signify some kind of intentionality and artistic vision that an EP simply cannot capture. It’s a designation that’s been rightfully met with ribbing derision, but it’s an interesting development that speaks to some larger … More »

Miya Folick – “Woodstock” Video

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Los Angeles-based musician and recent Best New Bands honoree Miya Folick released an EP a few months back that ended with a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock.” Today, she’s shared a video for her take on the song, highlighting the same magnetic personality that was on display in her “Give It ToMore »

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2017

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For a music fan, few experiences rival listening to a new artist and recognizing their potential for greatness — or, in some special cases, witnessing someone capture that magic completely the first time around. We at Stereogum aim to be ahead of the curve — it’s our job! — and every fall we highlight the … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Two of our beloved columns went up today! Our covers column Gotcha Covered and our jazz column Ugly Beauty are a great source of pride for us here at Stereogum dot com, so if you haven’t spent any time with either, we think you should. In other news: we blogged aMore »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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It’s not a music video, but the thing I saw this week that left the deepest impression was the introduction to the 2011 CMT Music Awards, a galactically dumb comedy bit that happens to star Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, Kid Rock, and, in a bone-chilling cameo, Donald Trump. I’m a bit worried that Kenny … More »

Miya Folick – “Give It To Me” Video

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Miya Folick appears to be making the leap on her upcoming EP Give It To Me. The first two singles demonstrated her mastery of the loud and fiery (“Trouble Adjusting”) as well as the piercingly intimate and raw (her cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”). Today the LA musician shares a memorable video for the … More »

Miya Folick – “Woodstock” (Joni Mitchell Cover)

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La singer-songwriter Miya Folick released an exquisite rocker called “Trouble Adjusting” earlier this year, a song that proved she actually has no trouble at all adjusting between that louder, poppier mode and the trembling confessional aesthetic that comprises the other half of her discography. Today she’s announcing that the song will lead off an EP … More »

Miya Folick – “God Is A Woman” & “Pet Body”

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Miya Folick - "God Is A Woman"Miya Folick impressed us with last year’s Strange Darling EP, and now the LA singer-songwriter is back with a new single called “God Is A Woman.” It finds her applying her talents to something more exultant and poppy — think Florence Welch, but grittier — without losing touch of the understated melancholy that made … More »