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 »

Watch Stereogum’s Mini-Documentary About Hopscotch 10

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Jenny LewisOver the course of this past decade, Hopscotch Music Festival has established itself as a rare treasure in the crowded and increasingly homogenous festival scene. Every September Hopscotch brings a carefully curated collection of artists to venues across downtown Raleigh, drawing from a range of genres and fleshing out the lineup with local talent. It’s … More »

Watch Clairo Join Snail Mail At Pitchfork Music Festival

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Snail Mail & ClairoPitchfork Music Festival Chicago wrapped up its 2019 iteration Sunday night. Snail Mail closed out the Blue Stage, and for her final song, she welcomed a special guest: Clairo, aka YouTube-bred pop singer Claire Cottrill, who had performed on the Green Stage earlier in the day. More »

Watch Snail Mail And Soccer Mommy Cover Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris”

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Snail Mail is playing Pitchfork Music Festival later today, assuming the grounds aren’t evacuated again. Last night, she gave fans an early treat during her aftershow at Chicago’s Thalia Hall. The set pulled mostly from Snail Mail’s incredible 2018 debut album Lush. For the closing song, Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison joined … More »

Snail Mail Releases Simlish Version Of “Pristine”

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Snail MailIf you’ve ever played The Sims, you’ll recognize the comfortingly meaningless tones of Simlish, the nonsense language that all the characters in the games speak. The series has a long-running tradition of getting artists to re-record their songs in Simlish for the soundtrack, including Lily Allen, Carly Rae Jepsen, More »

Watch SASAMI & Snail Mail Cover Mitski In DC

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SASAMIRecent Artist To Watch SASAMI has opened for Snail Mail and Mitski, and she’s going to play some more shows with Snail Mail during the latter’s upcoming tour this summer. Last night, SASAMI performed at DC9 in Washington, DC, and Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan came out to join her for a cover of … More »

Watch Snail Mail Talk Old Bay Seasoning, Godspell, & Tegan & Sara In Nardwuar Interview

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Nardwuar-and-Snail-MailLast year, badass teenage songwriter Lindsey Jordan, known to most of us as Snail Mail, emerged from the suburban hinterlands outside of Baltimore and released Lush, one the best debut albums we’ve heard in a dog’s age. And now Jordan has gone through a crucial rising-star rite of passage and done an interview … 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 »

Snail Mail Reviews 2018

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Snail-Mail-Lindsey-JordanSnail Mail was already having a quick ascension. Last year, when Lindsey Jordan was just 18, she garnered a ton of buzz and acclaim for her reissued 2016 EP Habit, eventually earning her a deal with Matador for her full-length debut. She seemed like one of the indie world’s bright new stars, and … More »