Aerosmith’s MusiCares Tribute Lines Up Foo Fighters, Jonas Brothers, Yola, & More

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Dave-Grohl-Steven-TylerEvery year, just before the Grammys, the Recording Academy picks a big, iconic star to honor at the MusiCares Person Of The Year benefit gala. A couple of months ago, the Academy announced that Aerosmith will be the belles of this year’s ball. (Steven Tyler actually made the announcement a little early during … 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 10 Best Country Albums Of 2019

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Best-Country-Albums-2019If you ask Twitter — or your teenage nephew in Los Angeles — the story of country music in 2019 was Lil Nas X and “Old Town Road,” the song that became infamous both for breaking chart records and being booted off one, too. For those outside of the sphere of … More »

Yola – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (Elton John Cover)

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YolaEarlier this year, the British country-soul singer Yola released Walk Through Fire, her Dan Auerbach-produced debut album. That LP impressed a whole lot of people, proved a slow-burn success, and scored Yola a surprise Grammy nomination in the Best New Artist category. Today, there’s a new deluxe edition of Walk Through Fire hitting streaming services, … More »

Yola Laughs Through Fire

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Yola Carter InterviewNot many people would cackle as their house goes up in flames, but that image perfectly illustrates the kind of person and artist Yola is. Named for that tragic experience, her debut album Walk Through Fire came out in February. Its seamless blend of triple fiddles, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars feels superbly refined, making … More »