Watch Nilüfer Yanya Cover Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids”

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Nilüfer Yanya released her debut full-length, Miss Universe, back in March, and it’s certainly one of the best and most promising albums of 2019. The British musician was in Australia this month for the first time, and she stopped by radio station Triple J to record a cover for their Like … More »

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 »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

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For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. 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 »

Nilüfer Yanya – “H34T RISES” Video

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Nilüfer Yanya - "H34T RISES" VideoMiss Universe, the debut album from Nilüfer Yanya, is so good that we named it Album Of The Week when it dropped and then put it on our midyear list of the year’s best albums. One of the album’s tracks, “Heat Rises,” gets a makeover today, and a new video to … More »

Watch Nilüfer Yanya Make Her TV Debut On Colbert

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Back in March, Nilüfer Yanya put out her stunning debut album, Miss Universe, which we ranked among the best albums of the year so far. And last night, the London artist made her TV debut, playing the album’s catchy-as-hell stand-out single “In Your Head” on … More »

Album Of The Week: Nilüfer Yanya Miss Universe

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Nilüfer Yanya - Miss UniverseNilüfer Yanya writes about the in-between: the slippery space between waking and dreaming, the difference between what you think you should be feeling and what you actually feel. “I like songs that have stories and situations that you can almost catch, but you can’t quite ever catch properly,” she once said. The backdrop … More »

Stream Nilüfer Yanya’s Debut Album Miss Universe

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Nilüfer Yanya - Miss UniverseWe’ve already heard a few tracks from Nilüfer Yanya’s debut LP, Miss Universe, including its closer, “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year,” “In Your Head,” and “Tears.” Today, we get to hear the London-based songwriter’s upcoming album in full via NPR’s First Listen. Miss Universe is a chameleon and its … More »

Nilüfer Yanya – “Tears”

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London musician Nilüfer Yanya is just about a month away from releasing her debut full-length Miss Universe. She’s been pumping out one pop gem after another — check our coverage of “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year” and “In Your Head” — in the lead up. Today, she’s dropped another one from … More »

Nilüfer Yanya – “In Your Head” Video

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Nilufer YanyaOver the last few years, Nilüfer Yanya has built up an impressive but disparate collection of songs, including “Baby Luv,” “Thanks 4 Nothing,” and “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year.” That last one, which was released in November, is the only one on her just-announced debut album, Miss Universe, which … More »