Scott Lapatine

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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

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

Busy weekend for music fans. There's Coachella, again. If you're going, or watching on AXS TV, we have some recommendations for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner will presumably sit this weekend out. Meanwhile Saturday is Record Store Day, a holiday that's ultimately good for music retailers' bottom lines, but not without… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 17, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Watch Sufjan Stevens Perform Carrie & Lowell Songs For The First Time At Philly Tour Opener

The heartbreaking Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens' public reckoning with his troubled mother's death, and possibly the songwriter's best work, is one of this spring's must-hear LPs. At Thursday night's tour kickoff at Philadelphia's Academy Of Music, Stevens brought many of the album's songs to the stage for the first time. Watch fan-shot footage of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2015 - 5:19 pm

Pavement Tease “Great News Coming Soon”

Pavement's Wowee Zowee came out 20 years ago today, but while we're busy looking back, the band has begun teasing some "great news coming soon." On a new Facebook page (which Matador Records tells us is legit) Spiral Stairs writes:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2015 - 4:05 pm

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May 5, 2015 on Watch Rihanna Perform “Bitch Better Have My Money” At The Met Gala
I wanted to post earlier, but today was very busy and we were short-staffed. SORRY RJ.
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May 1, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Sorry Alex! This has been fixed.
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April 30, 2015 on This Is A Very Surprising Oral History Of Radiohead’s OK Computer
To Pimp A Butterfly: Is The Is Are
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April 29, 2015 on Hidden Braille Message Reveals Full Title Of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly
Thanks everyone. I wished for a free Blur concert in Brooklyn.
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April 28, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mew +-
Aspiro launched WiMP in 2010. Jay may have only rebranded a month ago, but they've been acquiring subs for a long time. Curious how many new customers they've gotten since the relaunch.
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April 26, 2015 on Jay Z Defends Tidal On Twitter
Most of that is still gonna go to the labels. Other services pay out 70%.
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April 26, 2015 on Jay Z Defends Tidal On Twitter
My birthday's on Tuesday. Please post Taylor Swift GIFs.
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April 25, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments