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 »

Amen Dunes – “L​.​A. (Remix Feat. Westerman)”

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Amen-Dunes-LA-RemixSome combinations just make sense. The combination of Amen Dunes and Westerman is one of those. Last year, Damon McMahon, the New York musician who records as Amen Dunes, released the rich and thoughtful rock album Freedom. He ended it with the lovely, languid track “L.A.” Today, McMahon has released a new version … More »

Westerman – “Kathy’s Song” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)

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We’ve had our ears perked up for new music from London singer-songwriter Westerman ever since we heard his breakout single “Confirmation” and subsequently named him an Artist To Watch. He released his Ark EP last year and had a busy SXSW — including a set at ourMore »

Artist Portraits From Stereogum Range Life 2019

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bbymuthaStereogum is in Texas for SXSW right now, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, we played host to an unofficial day party showcase at Cheer Up Charlies in downtown Austin. We know how to throw a party, and we got both established names and exciting up-and-comers, many of them pulled from our own BandMore »

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Recap: 2 Days, 24 Bands, 500 Packs Of Gum

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Charly BlissStereogum returned to Texas in full force this year for Stereogum Range Life 2019, throwing a two-day day party in downtown Austin during the SXSW festivities. We took over the indoor and outdoor stages of Cheer Up Charlies on Tuesday and Wednesday, helping to get the week off to a strong … More »

Watch Westerman Play 3 Songs In A Solo Stereogum Session

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WestermanAlthough he has yet to release a debut full-length, London art-pop singer-songwriter Westerman has continued to impress us with a string of stellar EPs and singles. We named him an Artist To Watch and one of the Best New Artists Of 2018 last year, and now, following a couple of dates … 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 »

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

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BoygeniusFor once, Vince Staples wasn’t sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter MVP logged into his account and wrote, “I was about to tell y’all FM! not an album but I don’t even know what an album is anymore so … More »

25 Great EPs From 2018

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Best EPs Of 2018Every year, the parameters for this list get a little more specious. With the rise of streaming services and the decline of physical media, the distinctions between a 7″ and a 12″ have largely faded away. Today, everything is a “project” or a “collection” or (groan) a “playlist.” Artists are still releasing EPs in name, … More »

Westerman – “Outside Sublime” Video

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Last month, Artist To Watch and Best New Bands Of 2018 honoree Westerman released a dreamy, sophisti-pop-indebted single called “Outside Sublime.” We called it “mysterious and slick and gooey.” … More »