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

By Scott Lapatine / March 21, 2015
SXSW is safer, less obnoxious, and more manageable this year. I've been coming since 2006 and this week's fest may end up being the most enjoyable overall. Notably, Austin isn't overrun with pop stars and corporate takeovers as in recent years. Apple, who brought Coldplay in 2014, sat this one out. Myspace and Justin Timberlake,… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / March 13, 2015
This week Kip Berman reminded me that my AOL screen name was once COMPUTEROK. That might help explain why it was Radiohead Week here at Stereogum. We celebrated the band's legacy through essays, interviews, lists, and photos of Thom Yorke tattoos. Did you know The Bends actually came out 20 years ago today? More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / March 6, 2015
This week Kanye West announced So Help Me God. His much-anticipated Yeezus follow-up has "All Day" (one of our favorite new songs) and contributions from pop heroes like Paul McCartney and Madonna along with others we surely don't know about yet. Maybe Lorde! Probably not David Crosby. Fresh off More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / February 27, 2015
Taylor thinks it's blue and black, as does Kanye, but I won't really care until Noel Gallagher weighs in. More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / February 21, 2015
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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / February 14, 2015
Happy Valentine's Day, commenter baes. More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / February 7, 2015
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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / January 31, 2015
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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / January 23, 2015
Will 2015 be the year of the '70s singer/songwriter? Is Kendrick Lamar's new album coming out on Tuesday? What was pussy like in the '60s? We considered a lot of questions this week, but the only thing we learned for sure is that we're lucky Björk is still making harrowing musicMore »


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

By Scott Lapatine / January 17, 2015
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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / January 9, 2015
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 »


The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2014

By Scott Lapatine / December 31, 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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / December 20, 2014
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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / December 12, 2014
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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / December 6, 2014
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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / November 21, 2014
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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / November 14, 2014
Eminem wants to punch Lana Del Rey in the face and Azealia Banks wants to punch Disclosure in the face. Lorde wants Diplo to do something about his tiny penis and Run The Jewels wants Sun Kil Moon to put that dick in his mouth all day. Everyone's getting testy before… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / November 8, 2014
This week we discussed Taylor Swift's breakup with Spotify, we ranked Miles Davis' albums, and we heard new music from Father John Misty and Azealia Banks. Your best and worst comments about these things and more are below. Parklife!More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween! Is your musician costume ready? Do you need a last-minute idea? If you have a Cubs jersey you can be Sad Jack White. Or you can go as Sia and have your back to everyone all night. Um ... Sexy Bon Iver? Zombie Lana Del Rey? You = Mark Kozelek, your friend =… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / October 24, 2014
Now we got problems.
 And I don't think we can solve them.
 You made a really deep cut.
 And baby, now we got bad blood. -Swift… More »


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