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

Taylor thinks it's blue and black, as does Kanye, but I won't really care until Noel Gallagher weighs in. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 27, 2015

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

Stereogum launched a long overdue redesign last night and If You're Reading This You Probably Have Questions. Our goals were to make the site faster, more flexible, easier to navigate and read (larger fonts), and more modern. There was also a big upgrade to our backend that will make our workflow more efficient. Our new… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 21, 2015

Neil Young Is Your New Hypebeast

Neil Young's had a busy few months, releasing his 35th studio album (the orchestral Storytone), feuding with Starbucks and David Crosby, and selling snake oil to audiophile boomers. Now, the grunge godfather and longtime voice of anti-consumerism is modeling for Odd Future-beloved high-end skate-wear brand Supreme. Young appears on a new… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 17, 2015

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

Happy Valentine's Day, commenter baes. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 14, 2015

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

Sunday is Music's Biggest Night™ so we are obligated to watch the Grammys instead of Better Call Saul. If you're gonna watch, head here to live blog with us. Quips wanted! Of course we'll have to accept the possibility that Iggy Azalea will take home the Best Rap Album trophy -- a travesty on par… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 7, 2015

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

On Thursday we wrote about Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland, who seemed to be dreading his attendance at next week's nü-metal cruise ShipRocked ("Can't wait to see me some roided out tribal tattooed spray tanned Jell-O shot filled bohunks do their best drunk MMA impressions in the top deck mosh pit.") This was a source… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 31, 2015

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

We're well into January, and this week we saw a massive amount of new album news. We got teasers and tracklists from folks like Björk, Waxahatchee, Purity Ring, Matt And Kim, Lightning Bolt, Death Cab For Cutie, JEFF The Brotherhood, Mark Knopfler, Inventions, Chris Cornell,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 17, 2015

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments + The 313 Best Covers Of 2014

It's the first Shut Up, Dude of 2015! I can feel it's gonna be a good year for comments. Lots of gifs, lots of lols from you guys. Before we get into this week's highest and lowest rated responses to Coachella vs. Governors Ball, Fashion Week, and 24/192 downloads, I have a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 9, 2015

The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2014

Stereogum turns 13 years old tomorrow. 13! This corner of the internet is largely unrecognizable from the music blog I started on a lark that New Year's Day, but in some important ways Stereogum in 2014 was more true to its original ethos than any year in recent memory. All of us here strive to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 31, 2014

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014

For the 10th year, we asked you to tell us the best music of the past twelve months. It's a hallowed family tradition we call The Gummy Awards and by holding it a little later than usual this year, you guys were able to vote for albums like Black Messiah and The Pinkprint that… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 30, 2014

In Memoriam: The Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I've put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year's band breakups. It's a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side. Sometimes it takes a decade or more of inactivity for a band to really maximize its fanbase. Ask American Football, Slint, Neutral Milk Hotel, OutKast, the Replacements, or any of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 29, 2014

Watch Eminem Reveal He’s Gay In A Scene From The Interview

In a surprising reversal, Sony Pictures has decided to release The Interview, the controversial Seth Rogen and James Franco action-comedy many believe is at the center of last month's devastating cyber attack on the studio. (Franco's talk show host character Dave Skylark assassinates North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the movie. Dear Leader has not… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 24, 2014

The 2014 Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of The Year

It's time for the 10th annual Gummy Awards, Stereogum's year-end readers' poll in which you guys choose the music that mattered most in the past twelve months. We're doing things a little differently this year! With our sister site Videogum in heaven (R.I.P.) we've stripped the categories about movies, TV, and viral videos. While… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2014

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

Twas the Shut Up, Dude before Christmas when all through the blog not a reader was trolling not even RubJohn. This week D'Angelo messed up our Best Albums Of 2014 list, but his surprise LP doesn't have to mess up yours: The Gummy Awards will launch next week -- sorry for the delay,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 20, 2014

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

ICYMI, our 50 Best Albums and 70 Favorite Songs year-end lists are up. Although now it looks like a new D'Angelo album is out next week? Thanks a lot, D'Angelo. Make your own lists if you haven't yet, because we're launching the 9th annual Gummy Awards readers' poll next week. Also, since… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 12, 2014

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

SU,D was on hiatus for Thanksgiving, so comments made since all the way back on 11/21 were eligible for this edition. Consider it This Week And Last Week's Best And Worst Comments if you want. We are just starting our year in review series -- you probably saw our 50 Best Albums OfMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 6, 2014

Gwen Stefani – “Spark The Fire” Video (Feat. Pharrell)

I'm in the minority of Gwen Stefani fans who were pleased with her comeback single "Baby Don't Lie," but I understand critics who felt that the Ryan Tedder collaboration was too generic, not bananas enough. "Spark The Fire" (or, at least Gwen's claiming she's singing "spark the fire") is a lot more fun and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 1, 2014

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

This week we looked at 26 bands from the NYC rock resurgence of the '00s (i.e., the bands that were cool when I started this blog 75 years ago). Meanwhile, several bands that were popular 20 years ago -- Soundgarden, Faith No More, the Smashing Pumpkins -- released surprisingly strong tracks. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 21, 2014

Watch SNL Parody Ariana Grande, Megan Trainor, Sam Smith, & Lorde With Young Tarts & Old Farts Commercial

A highlight of tonight's funny (really) and cameo-filled (Jennifer Lawrence, Crazy Eyes) episode of Saturday Night Live was the fake commercial for Young Tarts & Old Farts, a compilation of duets in the style of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's recent chart-topping album Cheek To Cheek. This gave the cast an opportunity to break out… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 16, 2014

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