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running list of longer pieces i've written for Stereogum. bold ones are "greatest hits," if you will.
(updated 11/14)

Anniversary - Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
Anniversary: Lorde - Pure Heroine
Review: Slow Pulp - Yard
Review: Mitski - The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We
Anniversary: Metric - Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?
Review: Madeline Kenney - A New Reality Mind
Review: Joanna Sternberg - I've Got Me
Interview: Truth Club
Review: Feeble Little Horse - Girl With Fish
Review: Bully - Lucky For You
Review: Water From Your Eyes - Everyone's Crushed
Interview: Gia Margaret
Review: Overmono - Good Lies
Anniversary: Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
Review: Jessie Ware - That! Feels Good!
Anniversary: Charli XCX - True Romance
Review: Feist - Multitudes
Interview: Wednesday
Review: Katie Gately - Fawn / Brute
Review: Debby Friday - GOOD LUCK
Review: Fever Ray - Radical Romantics
Anniversary: Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
Review: Kate NV - WOW
Review: John Cale - MERCY
Anniversary: The Knife - Deep Cuts

Review: Show Me The Body - Trouble The Water
Review: Alvvays - Blue Rev
Review: Sorry - Anywhere But Here
Anniversary: Rilo Kiley - The Execution Of All Things
Review: Alex G - God Save The Animals
Review: Rachika Nayar - Heaven Come Crashing
Anniversary: Tegan And Sara - If It Was You
Review: Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Reset
Review: Friendship - Love The Stranger
Anniversary: Purity Ring - Shrines
Review: Rico Nasty - Las Ruinas
Anniversary: Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
Review: Naima Bock - Giant Palm
Interview: Soccer Mommy
Review: Bartees Strange - Farm To Table
Anniversary: Avril Lavigne - Let Go
Review: Maria BC - Hyaline
Review: Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky
Review: Tomberlin - I don't know who needs to hear this...
Review: Joyride! - Miracle Question
Anniversary: Chromatics - Kill For Love
Review: Guerilla Toss - Famously Alive
Review: Charli XCX - Crash
Review: Nilüfer Yanya - PAINLESS
Review: Sasami - Squeeze
Anniversary: Grimes - Visions
Interview: Beach House
Review: Empath - Visitor
Review: Mitski - Laurel Hell
Anniversary: Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Review: FKA Twigs - CAPRISONGS

Review: Arca - KicK iii
Interview: Snail Mail
Review: Lily Konigsberg - Lily We Need To Talk Now
Review: Xenia Rubinos - Una Rosa
Review: Illuminati Hotties - Let Me Do One More
Review: Ada Lea - one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden
Review: Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Review: Lorde - Solar Power
Review: Laura Stevenson - Laura Stevenson
Review: Torres - Thirstier
Review: Anika - Change
Anniversary: Regina Spektor - 11:11
Review: Lucy Dacus - Home Video
Anniversary: Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Review: Backxwash - I Lie Here Buried With My Rings And My Dresses
Interview: Wednesday
Interview: Japanese Breakfast
Anniversary: Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Review: Erika de Casier - Sensational
Anniversary: EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
Review: Remember Sports - Like A Stone
Review: serpentwithfeet - DEACON
Review: Closer - Within One Stem
Review: Nervous Dater - Call In The Mess
Review: Katy Kirby - Cool Dry Place
Anniversary: James Blake - James Blake
Essay: SOPHIE Could Make You Feel Better
Review: Lande Hekt - Going To Hell

Review: Rico Nasty - Nightmare Vacation
Anniversary: Robyn - Body Talk
Review: Told Slant - Point The Flashlight And Walk
Review: Adulkt Life - Book Of Curses
Review: Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never
Anniversary: Taylor Swift - Speak Now
Review: Magik Markers - 2020
Essay: The Social Network And 10 Years Of Reznor & Ross Scores
Review: Bartees Strange - Live Forever
Review: Devi McCallion & Katie Dey - Magic Fire Brain
Interview/Feature: Almost Famous Could Never Happen Today
Review: Lomelda - Hannah
Review: Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song
Anniversary: Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Review: A. G. Cook - 7G
Anniversary: Best Coast - Crazy For You
Review: Katie Dey - mydata
List: 10 Best Krill Songs
Anniversary: M.I.A. - ΛΛ Λ Y Λ
List: 10 Best Waxahatchee Songs
Review: Arca - KiCk i
Review: Braids - Shadow Offering
Review: 2nd Grade - Hit To Hit
Anniversary: Sleigh Bells - Treats
Review: Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now
Review: Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
Review: Car Seat Headrest - Making A Door Less Open
Review: Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter
Anniversary: Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
Review: Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
Review: Soccer Mommy - color theory
Review: Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
Review: Frances Quinlan - Likewise
Anniversary: Beach House - Teen Dream
Anniversary: Explosions In The Sky - How Strange, Innocence
Review: The Innocence Mission - See You Tomorrow
Anniversary: Vampire Weekend - Contra
Review: Georgia - Seeking Thrills

Review: Duster - Duster
Review: FKA Twigs - MAGDALENE
Review: Great Grandpa - Four Of Arrows
Interview: Emily Yacina
Anniversary: Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
Review: Chromatics - Closer To Grey
Essay: Growing Up Tegan & Sara
Review: Vivian Girls - Memory
Review: Charli XCX - Charli
Review: Alex G - House Of Sugar
Anniversary: The xx - xx
Review: Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend
Interview: Infinity Crush
Review: Slaughter Beach, Dog - Safe And Also No Fear
Anniversary: Discovery - LP
Interview: Florist
Anniversary: Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Review: Palehound - Black Friday
Review: Cate Le Bon - Reward
Review: Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated
Cover Story: Vampire Weekend
Review: Nilüfer Yanya - Miss Universe
Review: CHAI - PUNK
Anniversary: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
Interview: Yohuna
Review: Hand Habits - placeholder
Review: James Blake - Assume Form
Interview: SASAMI

List: Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018
Review: Vox Lux
List: 25 Great EPs From 2018
Review: Robyn - Honey
Interview: Sir Babygirl
LIst: Metric Albums From Worst To Best
Interview: Lala Lala
Interview Advance Base
Interview: Sorry
Interview: Tomberlin
Interview: Beach House
Interview: Retirement Party
Interview: Dear Nora
Interview: Many Rooms
Interview: Frankie Cosmos
Anniversary: Beach House - Devotion
Interview: Vundabar

List: Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2017
Interview: Lucy Dacus
Interview: Long Neck
List: 25 Great EPs From 2017
Review: Fever Ray - Plunge
Review: Brand New - Science Fiction
Anniversary: Tegan And Sara - The Con
Interview: Soccer Mommy
Interview: Now, Now
Interview: Melkbelly
Interview: Lomelda
Review: Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder
Review: Lorde - Melodrama
Interview: Guerilla Toss
Interview: Japanese Breakfast
Review: Perfume Genius - No Shape
Interview: Trophy Dad
Interview: Palehound
Review: Feist - Pleasure
Review: Song To Song
Interview: Lydia Ainsworth
Interview: Jay Som
Review: Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors
Interview: Sorority Noise
Anniversary: of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Interview: Half Waif

List: 25 Great EPs From 2016
Interview: Fred Thomas
Interview: Kero Kero Bonito
Interview: Mannequin Pussy
Interview: gobbinjr
Interview: Microwave
Interview: IAN SWEET
Interview: Yohuna
Interview: Katie Dey
Interview: Tegan & Sara
Interview: Mitski
Interview: Charly Bliss
Cover Story: Carly Rae Jepsen
Interview: The Range
Anniversary: The Knife - Silent Shout
Interview: Abi Reimold

Essay: The Year In Bananas
List: 25 Great EPs From 2015
Review: Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars
Interview: Kississippi
List: 10 Best Broken Social Scene Songs
Interview: Car Seat Headrest
Anniversary: Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
Interview: Haybaby
Interview: LIZ
Feature: Spencer Radcliffe
Interview: Amy Bezunareta
Interview: Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth
Interview: angelic milk
Interview: Adult Mom
List: 10 Best Brand New Songs
Interview: Hop Along
Interview: Gabby Smith
Interview: Carly Rae Jepsen
Interview: Yowler
Interview: Diet Cig

Interview: Chumped
Interview: Girlpool
Interview: Cyberbully Mom Club
Interview: Ryan Pollie
Interview: For Everest
Interview: Cayetana
Interview: Jawbreaker Reunion
Interview: Sharpless
Interview: Roof Doctor