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 »
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, there wa… More »
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 you guys are… More »
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 Of 2014 list… More »
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 »
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 »
Better late than never, it’s time for this week’s best and worst comments aka a welcome break from reading about Foo Fighters. Here’s what you guys had to say about Ariel Pink, Grimes, Snoop Dogg, Kesha, and more. More »
This thing between Sun Kil Moon and the War On Drugs isn’t a feud so much as cyberbullying. Adam Granduciel hasn’t said anything other than initially asking what was going on and expressing some mild disappointment. It should’ve ended then. Now, nearly three weeks later, it seems Mark Kozelek will trash the Philly band i… More »
When Thom Yorke tweeted that mystery record on Sunday I don’t think any of us expected an Eraser followup this week. Even though Radiohead “pulled a Beyoncé” long before Beyoncé did, I was prepared for like, PolyFauna remixes. Fortunately, as Chris wrote, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is Yorke’s most satisfying music in years. It’s also pretty… More »
There’s a great movie out called The Skeleton Twins. It stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as suicidal siblings, but it’s much funnier than that sounds. When I saw a test screening last year, the most memorable scene (and all anyone wanted to talk about after) was the main characters’ skillful lip-sync to Starship’s cheese-ball… More »
Grimes made an album that sucked and scrapped it. U2 made an album that sucked and snuck it into your iTunes. And as for albums that don’t suck, Arcade Fire’s Funeral turns ten years old tomorrow. It’s not just an instant-classic, but the rare life-altering discovery that inspires the whole mission of this site (i.e.,… More »
The Reflektors are in town for a few shows at Barclays Center, so we asked you to tell us (and them) which Brooklyn act they should cover. Most likely they’ll do Velvet Underground or Talking Heads or some other band more closely associated with Manhattan, which is allowed (I GUESS), but we gave you te… More »
This week’s Shut Up, Dude comes later than usual because I’m at Outside Lands. First day highlights included Run The Jewels, Disclosure, Mikal Cronin, Kacey Musgraves, and Kanye West, though it was pretty tame as far as Yeezus shows go. Yeezy kept insisting the crowd “make some circles” for a mosh pit, though. That wa… More »