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 »

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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Linkin Park is not a “cool” band, but they’ve definitely helped a lot of people through some shit. Chester Bennington’s untimely death hurts, regardless of whether or not you actually care about the music he made. We shared essays about how Linkin Park were truly America’s last huge rock band and turned nü-metalMore »

UV-TV – “Only Matters When”

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UV-TV - "TV Only Matters When"Central Florida noise pop trio UV-TV make catchy, candid pop melancholia with jagged edges. They’re set to release their debut LP, Glass, in a couple months. An exemplary foray into their sound is the lead single “Only Matters When.” A steady undercurrent of distortion flows underneath bullying drums, frantic guitar strokes, and accentuating bass as … More »