Obviously don’t want them to go under, but Stereogum seems pretty pointless to me. Part of a run of post Pitchfork sites/blogs that follow P4K’s tastes to the letter without ever showing any ability to discern decent music of their own
Along with Pitchfork they’re very good for new album news so I’d want them to stick around for that alone
It’s important these kinds of sites keep going, because there’s actually barely any music websites left that aren’t P4K, and a lot of small/medium sized artists rely on them to get word out about things.
I do really like popping in once a week and get a lot of news from there. Funny without being arsey, occasionally interesting comments section, really wide range of stuff covered, the artists seem to genuinely love it too.
They are good at banging out a quick review for the PE’s & I do like stuff like the rap column they do weekly.
As others have said too, there’s barely anything left.
I go there all the time, helps while away the work hours. Have discovered loads of stuff through them and the monthly jazz column is really good. Not really interested in a covers album although they’ve got a solid list of contributors
Maybe they used to be? I feel like they kind of separated though when Gum became more reliably alt/indie and Pitchfork started branching out
This feels very Pitchfork to me
Might buy a t-shirt. Way more reliable than Pitchform for years with more niche stuff covered and also the excellent No. 1s column.
Shame about the comments section for the most part. Some insights there but some truly embarrassing shit there too.