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

By Scott Lapatine / May 29, 2015 - 7:55 pm

This week we ran some great artist portraits from Sasquatch!, which I wish I’d gone to this year, even if Kendrick didn’t do “King Kunta” for some reason. Festival season is of course now in full swing. This weekend alone we’ve got BottleRock, Nelsonville, Sweetlife, and Roots Picnic here in the States; overseas there’s Primavera… More »


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

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

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 »


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

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

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 »


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

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

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 »


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

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

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 »


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

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

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 »


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

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

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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / April 10, 2015 - 8:44 pm

Coachella 2015 (weekend one!) has begun. This year’s Indio retreat has some firsts: an on-site H&M, a ban on narcissism, and Donald Fagen learning who AC/DC are. Stereogum’s Tom Breihan will brave the heat to report on the best and worst of the fest all weekend. Look for him if you’re there. And if you’re… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / April 4, 2015 - 11:01 am

This week we ranked Ariel Pink’s albums and March’s metal tracks. GY!BE had our Album Of The Week and Speedy Ortiz dropped our favorite new song. We took Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle to his first pro wrestling show in 35 years. And we scratched our heads after Jay Z and his 16 star equity partner… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / March 27, 2015 - 8:18 pm

This week we got the Outside Lands and Lollapalooza lineups — both decent, especially if you like old British rock stars. We ranked 10 Marvin Gaye songs, 17 beach bands, and 30 Max Martin tracks. We recommended the movie Montage Of Heck and the new albums from Sufjan Stevens, Courtney Barnett, and Action Bronson andMore »


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

By Scott Lapatine / March 21, 2015 - 4:44 pm

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 - 5:35 pm

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? You ca… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / March 6, 2015 - 7:05 pm

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 murdering the BRITs, he’s planned surprise… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / February 27, 2015 - 8:07 pm

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 - 3:14 pm

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 - 4:30 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day, commenter baes. More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / February 7, 2015 - 2:49 pm

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 - 1:33 pm

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 of… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / January 23, 2015 - 7:09 pm

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 music and jamming to Dutch… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / January 17, 2015 - 7:25 pm

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, James Blake, FIDLAR, Matthew E. White, Pops Staples, Chvrches, PJMore »


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