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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week saw more speculation and controversy about the future of streaming music. Spotify announced an expansion into video, news, and fitness (and coffee), but not before leaked documents revealed the Swedish behemoth has paid Sony Music millions in advances and ad inventory that probably weren’t shared with artists. Meanwhile, Tidal has really been ramping… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 22, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

My favorite thing we published this week was an investigation into VNYL, a crowdfunded and widely publicized “Netflix for vinyl” curatorial service that turned out to be a Venice Beach retail store’s scam to unload random, ancient LPs on mail-order subscribers for $24/month (with no option to return them as was promised). Between Record StoreMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 15, 2015 - 7:44 pm

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

It’s a nice day (in Brooklyn, anyway) so let’s dispense with the Shut Up intro blurb and get this show on the road. Your highest and lowest rated comments of the past seven days are below. Put on some “Coffee” and scroll down. (If you’re heading to Levitation Fest, leave your crack at home.)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 8, 2015 - 5:49 pm

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week we ranked the 10 best Brand New songs and April’s best metal songs. We gave a pop history of “Tom’s Diner” and talked to the Jesus And Mary Chain. We recommended new releases from Mew and DVS, and heard 20 other new albums that mostly aren’t out yet. And we learned a lot… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 1, 2015 - 10:10 pm

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Here at Stereogum we love musicians. But musicians do not always love us, especially this week. Amanda Palmer stopped by to address our criticism of her crowdfunding endeavors, though to her credit she stuck around and answered questions. We ranked post-punk band Wire’s albums worst to best and they were not impressed. Charlie Puth hasn’t… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 24, 2015 - 1:16 pm

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May 24, 2015 on A$AP Rocky – “Electric Body” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)
My fault… The Police are my favorite band of all time, it was just a brain blip.
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May 23, 2015 on Watch Sting Sing “Roxanne” Ragtime Style With Jimmy Fallon, “Every Breath You Take” With James Corden
Ugh, that was an early misguided draft and Wordpress seems to have swallowed the edit. We'll fix now, sorry about that.
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May 22, 2015 on Pixies – Trompe Le Monde (1991) / Indie Cindy (2014)
That would be a good name band for an Asian cover group. Also Wordpress should add spellcheck for the headline field.
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May 22, 2015 on Persuasions Leader On Jamie xx Sample: “I Was Told About It But Forgot”
and Hailee Steinfeld just signed a record deal with Republic so that might be a thing now.
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May 21, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Tori Kelly Is Evidence That Sometimes The Machine Gets It Right
Fun cast
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May 20, 2015 on Mark Kozelek’s Role In Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth Revealed At Cannes Premiere
It's their best LP, yes NME.
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May 20, 2015 on Foo Fighters Are David Letterman’s Last Musical Guest
Def not the worst song on the album.
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May 17, 2015 on Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Video