About Carrie Courogen

Carrie Courogen is a writer based in New York, NY. She currently works with Condé Nast, where she serves as associate editor and social media manager for Iris. Additionally, she is the co-host, co-writer, and editor of ‘77 Music Club, a podcast about classic — and often overlooked — albums. Her freelance writing — on everything from pop culture to classic rock to “lady heroes” — has been featured in print and online for publications like PAPER (where she wrote one of 2017’s most-read pieces about the overlooked importance of Tina Weymouth and how mainstream music criticism often fails female artists), NPR Music (where she wrote about Buckingham Nicks for their Turning the Tables series), Guitar World, Quartz, Bustle, and the NY Daily News.

I spent the past few months co-directing and producing these videos for Iris.

Between 1999 and 2015, the rate of deaths from prescription opioid overdoses increased 471% among women. In the same span, overdoses from synthetic opioids (like Fentanyl) increased 850% in women. This is an alarming epidemic, for sure, but it isn’t a new one, and the face of it in media is often whitewashed, stereotyped, or furthering dangerous stigmas surrounding addiction.

It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, and I’m really proud of it, and so grateful to these five women for sharing their stories to help dispel some of these misconceptions.

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Wrote about some albums I loved a whole lot this year — from Amen Dunes (#11), Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (#6), Parquet Courts (#5), and Janelle Monae (#3) — for Flood Magazine.

“Best Of” lists are so subjective and ranking/comparing art can be so weird. That said, I do love year-end blurb season. I love reading what stood out to other music fiends in an increasingly cluttered landscape and asking myself to consider what I might have missed or what others thought of those albums I played on repeat. Really stoked to be included alongside some great discourse in this entire list.

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two things:

1. (most importantly) there’s a new episode of ’77 music club out in the world for you to listen to. we’ve been slower than usual this fall, but mostly because we’re hella busy irl and producing these takes so much work and time that we’d rather give you a few quality episodes than a bunch of shitty ones. anyway. this time, we’re talking about neneh cherry’s 1989 raw like sushi. it’s a dope episode. check it out.

2. i’ve updated my writing samples page! i’ve had this site since i was literally 22 years old, which is both “wow” and *cringe.* it needed cleaned up so badly, so i did that. finally. there, you can find a ton of my work, arranged by broad topic and date in a super easy to read way. enjoy, if you’re into that kind of archive digging. or if you want to hire me to write things for you. idk. i don’t know your life.