The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | September 25, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Watch Aminé Play Kimmel From A Hot Air Balloon

Aminé played Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, and you best believe he didn't do the standard quarantine home performance thing. Instead, the Portland rapper decided…
Peter Helman | September 25, 2020 - 4:08 pm

Sounding Board

Cop Rock Was A Bad Idea 30 Years Ago And Feels Like An Even Worse Idea Now

In 2020, there’s no such thing as a bad idea for a television show. The medium has positively exploded in terms of sheer volume, thanks…
Larry Fitzmaurice | September 25, 2020 - 4:01 pm

Watch Justin Vernon Transform Bon Iver’s “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” Into A Voting PSA For Colbert

Throughout the pandemic, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has occasionally been publishing at-home performances by notable musicians directly to the program's Twitter account. Today…
Chris DeVille | September 25, 2020 - 3:23 pm

Sufjan Stevens Once Turned Down A Meeting With Rick Rubin About Working Together

As you may have heard, a new Sufjan Stevens album is out today -- his first proper solo LP since 2015's Carrie & Lowell. The
Chris DeVille | September 25, 2020 - 2:54 pm

Lydia Ainsworth – “Good Times” (Chic Cover)

Chic's #1 disco-funk classic "Good Times" has been sampled many times, but how about a cover? Lydia Ainsworth delivered a more frigid synth-pop version of…
Chris DeVille | September 25, 2020 - 1:18 pm

Reason – “Sauce” (Feat. Vince Staples)

TDE-signed Southern California rapper Reason -- very much not to be confused with Logic -- is getting ready to release his sophomore album New Beginnings.
Peter Helman | September 25, 2020 - 1:03 pm

Polo G – “Epidemic”

The young Chicago star Polo G is a master of depressive melodic rap music, and he's been on a major career upswing lately. After making…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2020 - 12:37 pm

Stream Atlanta Rap Supergroup Spillage Village’s New Album Spilligion

Spillage Village is the Atlanta rap collective founded by J.I.D and EARTHGANG that now counts 6LACK, Mereba, Hollywood JB, Jurdan Bryant, and Benji amongst its…
Peter Helman | September 25, 2020 - 12:19 pm

Chris Stapleton – “Cold”

Later this fall, the big-voiced country-music statesman Chris Stapleton will release the new album Starting Over. Stapleton recorded the new LP, the follow-up to 2017's…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2020 - 11:53 am

Swae Lee – “Dance Like No One’s Watching”

Swae Lee, my guy, we need to talk. You have one of the most distinctive and beautiful voices in modern pop music, capable of eerily…
Chris DeVille | September 25, 2020 - 11:44 am

Bfb Da Packman & Wiz Khalifa – “Fun Time”

Earlier this summer, rapping mailman Bfb Da Packman did the impossible: He totally steamrolled Sada Baby on a song. The Sada Baby collab "Free Joe…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2020 - 11:31 am

Footnotes

The Story Behind Every Song On Will Butler’s New Album Generations

Will Butler has a lot on his mind. It has, after all, been five years since his solo debut, Policy. A lot can happen in…
Ryan Leas | September 25, 2020 - 11:20 am

Stream Svalbard’s Phenomenal New Album When I Die, Will I Get Better?

In a way, it's remarkable that we're getting to hear the UK band Svalbard's new album When I Die, Will I Get Better? at all.
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2020 - 10:57 am

Joensuu 1685 – “All Around You”

Finnish trio Joensuu 1685, made up of Artist To Watch Mikko Joensuu, his brother Markus, and Risto Joensuu (no relation), are reuniting this year for…
Peter Helman | September 25, 2020 - 10:56 am

Public Enemy – “Public Enemy Number Won” (Feat. Mike-D, Ad-Rock, & Run-DMC)

We may have reached the point where we can forget all about Public Enemy staging a breakup hoax earlier this year. Earlier this month, the…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2020 - 10:48 am

The Anniversary

It Was Hot, We Stayed In The Water Turns 20

"It starts with a beautifully recorded chord on acoustic guitar for a while before the singing starts. And I really liked how it goes on…
Patrick Lyons | September 25, 2020 - 10:30 am

Joji – “Reanimator” (Feat. Yves Tumor)

Joji, the Japanese internet personality and musician who makes fluid, depressive R&B as part of the Asian rap collective 88Rising, just dropped his second album…
Peter Helman | September 25, 2020 - 10:30 am

Stream Mil-Spec’s Incredible Debut LP World House

There's a certain kind of hardcore that just punches you right in the soul. That's the kind that Mil-Spec make. Mil-Spec, a Toronto band that's…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2020 - 10:17 am

Vin Diesel Is Out Here Making Tropical House Music On Kygo’s Label

Vin Diesel's past musical exploits are the stuff of internet legend. There's the time he celebrated Valentine's Day by singing Rihanna. There's the time he…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2020 - 10:07 am

Footnotes

The Story Behind Every Song On Lydia Loveless’ New Album Daughter

"Welcome to my bachelor pad," Lydia Loveless sings at the outset of her new LP. "I stay here when things get bad." Titled "Dead Writer,"
Chris DeVille | September 25, 2020 - 9:46 am

Van Morrison’s First Anti-Lockdown Anthem Is Here

After issuing a garbled and confusing statement last month about the "pseudo-science" surrounding COVID-19, in recent days Van Morrison has made it abundantly clear what…
Chris DeVille | September 25, 2020 - 9:35 am

Tory Lanez Released A Whole Album About The Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Story

The entire saga of Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion continues to get sadder and weirder. In July, Megan Thee Stallion was shot multiple times
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2020 - 9:35 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Phil Collins’ “One More Night”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2020 - 8:49 am

Tame Impala – “Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)”

Tame Impala went on Fallon earlier this week to perform their Slow Rush single "Borderline." Now the track is getting a new remix from Blood…
James Rettig | September 25, 2020 - 12:13 am

Lana Del Rey & Matt Maeson – “Hallucinogenics”

In the theoretical near-future, Lana Del Rey is releasing a new album called Chemtrails Over The Country Club, as has been promised now for almost…
James Rettig | September 25, 2020 - 12:09 am

Stream Prince’s Sign O’ The Times Deluxe Edition Featuring 63 Previously Unreleased Tracks

After a summer's worth of build-up, the Prince estate and Warner Records have released the expansive deluxe edition of Prince's 1987 double album Sign O'
James Rettig | September 25, 2020 - 12:07 am

Travis Scott – “FRANCHISE” (Feat. Young Thug & M.I.A.)

Travis Scott has spent the past month promoting his new McDonald's collaboration, but before that he had a new song, "The Plan," which was featured…
James Rettig | September 25, 2020 - 12:03 am

The Smashing Pumpkins – “Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict” & “Wrath”

Last week, the Smashing Pumpkins officially announced their new double album, CYR, after sharing two songs from it, the title track and "The Colour Of…
James Rettig | September 25, 2020 - 12:02 am
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