The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

We’ve Got A File On You: Jeff Tweedy

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Jeff-Tweedy-WilcoWe’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. More »

Parquet Courts & Daniele Luppi – “Talisa” (Feat. Karen O) Video

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Parquet-Courts-and-Daniele-Luppi-Talisa-videoLast year, New York postpunk brainiacs Parquet Courts released Wide Awake!, one of the year’s better straight-up indie rock albums. But before they did that, they went left. At the end of 2017, Parquet Courts teamed up with Daniele Luppi, an Italian composer and Jack White/Norah Jones collaborator. Together with Luppi, the band … More »

9 Music Trends That Need To Die In 2019

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In the age of social media fads develop before we’ve even had the chance to deliberate, as they’re tweeted and retweeted ad infinitum. Culture is reduced to meme format, giving way to some pretty detestable content. The following list rounds up recent music trends that will hopefully be dead by New Year’s Day. More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

Watch Parquet Courts Perform With The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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Parquet CourtsParquet Courts played a one-time concert with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Thursday night at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as part of the BSO Pulse series, a program for “bringing together the worlds of classical music and indie artists onto one stage.” Previous collaborators in the series have included Kelela, Dan Deacon, Lower Dens, Dawes, … More »

Parquet Courts – “We R In Control” (Neil Young Cover)

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Over the last month, Amazon has been getting some bands to cover artists for exclusives to their music streaming service. We’ve had Soccer Mommy covering Dixie Chicks, Snail Mail covering Courtney Love (the band), and Phoebe Bridgers covering (Sandy) Alex G. And today, Parquet Courts have released their Amazon-exclusive … More »

Maxband – “Means To An End”

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Maxband is the new project of Parquet Courts drummer Max Savage, who is jumping on guitar and lead vocals in this lineup. The New York band — whose other members Patrick Smith, Tim Nelson, and Eric Read hail from groups including Bluffing, A Beacon School, and Bob Dylan Death Watch — is gearing up to … More »

Parquet Courts – “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World” (Ramones Cover)

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Parquet-CourtsNew York postpunk wonders Parquet Courts made their name, in part, with a song about walking through Ridgewood, Queens while reading magazines. And now they have put their stamp on the greatest rock band that the borough of Queens has ever given us. More »