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

By Scott Lapatine / September 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / September 5, 2014 - 9:47 pm

We won’t have an Anniversary post on it, but Sugar’s superb power-pop swan song File Under: Easy Listening turns 20 years old tomorrow. How cool is it to see Bob Mould, 35 years into his career, still putting out vital music and kicking ass onstage? As Tom noted when posting Mould’s new video today, a… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 29, 2014 - 6:38 pm

This week Kate Bush returned to the stage after 35 years, Blood Brothers reunited at FYF, and Buster Poindexter joined Arcade Fire. Grimes released a great new video (but not an ice bucket video). We talked to Sinkane, Mutual Benefit, and in our latest #longread profile the guys from Merchandise. We ranked AC/DC’s albums worstMore »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 22, 2014 - 5:53 pm

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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 15, 2014 - 6:10 pm

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

By Scott Lapatine / August 9, 2014 - 1:58 pm

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 »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 1, 2014 - 9:48 pm

This week’s newsmakers included Beck, who had Jack White jam with him in Providence, got Jeff Tweedy and Jarvis Cocker to interpret his sheet music, and asked Stephen Colbert to give him a hug. His new “Heart Is A Drum” video was also one of the best of the week. I forgive him for not… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / July 26, 2014 - 11:26 am

On Tuesday night, Jack White took in a Cubs-Padres game as part of a three-ballparks-in-three-nights promo and probably had a fine time. But he also made the mistake of showing a range of human emotions in the Friendly Confines. A TV camera caught the rocker’s grumpy mug and it instantly went viral. So we had… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / July 18, 2014 - 1:16 pm

Shut Up, Dude is coming a little early today because I’m at Forecastle (aka the Pitchfork Festival of Kentucky). It’s got OutKast, the Replacements, Slint, and plenty of bands that aren’t just reuniting for the money like Beck, Jack White, Sun Kil Moon, Spoon, Action Bronson, and Sharon Van Etten. Follow Stereogum on Instagram for… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / July 11, 2014 - 7:42 pm

Last Friday was a federal holiday so there was no Shut Up, Dude. But I don’t wanna leave last week’s winners and losers hanging, so below we’ve got the highest and lowest rated comments from 6/27-7/3 and then from 7/4-7/10 and then a single editor’s choice for the last two weeks. Read ‘em and weep/celebrate. More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / June 27, 2014 - 8:26 pm

This week we launched our Song Of The Summer poll, which pissed off many of you because it did not include the songs you wanted on the ballot. But here’s the thing: the concept of Song Of The Summer is a thing with a widely agreed upon definition. Here’s NPR, for example: “We’re talking about… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / June 20, 2014 - 7:54 pm

ICYMI, this week we ranked the 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far. It’s a difficult exercise, and Lazaretto fans will insist we did it wrong, but hopefully it turned you on to some albums you may have overlooked. I can’t wait for December when Mark Kozelek and Taylor Swift battle for AOTY supremacy. A… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2014 - 8:49 pm

We’re still a few days away from the official release of Ultraviolence, but if you’ve already heard it, you’re probably surprised at how good it is. As Tom wrote, “Ultraviolence is a gorgeous, shattering piece of work, and it’s just as euphorically fake as Born To Die was. It’s just that LDR fakes it realer… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / June 6, 2014 - 7:49 pm

It’s Governors Ball weekend, three days and nights when the epicenter of NYC’s music scene relocates from Brooklyn to Randall’s Island. This year’s lineup is stacked: the Strokes, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Spoon, Deafheaven, OutKast (duh). Today’s already seen performances from Run The Jewels (who said onstage they’d have a new album “very fucking soon”)… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / May 31, 2014 - 6:03 pm

This week’s Shut Up, Dude comes a little later than usual, but I have a good excuse. I’m at Napa Valley’s BottleRock (“The strangest festival lineup of 2014?” -Stereogum) to find out what happens when bands like Thee Oh Sees, Deerhunter, and No Age are booked at the same event as Gin Blossom, Spin Doctors,… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / May 23, 2014 - 10:10 pm

Sorry for the delay on this, guys. It’s like 3AM here. Really epic night, though. Lana did three songs and the escargot is like, the G.O.A.T. escargot. My table is me, Bret Easton Ellis, Andre Leon Tally, Jodorowsky, Ellen, Lil Terio, Rick Rubin, the CEO of Adidas, NeNe Leakes, and Rob Kardashian. I’m a little… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / May 17, 2014 - 11:47 am

This week the Black Keys and Lily Allen were in NYC to promote their latest albums. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney stopped by SNL, Letterman, and Colbert, and might end up with next week’s #1 album for their trouble, if they can keep that “bullshitXscape from the top. Cornetto Cupid Allen did the TodayMore »


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

By Scott Lapatine / May 10, 2014 - 8:16 am

No intro today, you guys. But I think Ed Droste sums up the week pretty well:… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / May 2, 2014 - 10:09 pm

I walked by Barclays Center earlier tonight and saw some kids outside with lint rollers. Take that, Canada! Not that I don’t appreciate the levity; it was a rough week. DJ Rashad and DJ E-Z Rock died. Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were arrested after a domestic disturbance. Warpaint’s guitarist slut-shamed Beyoncé and Rihanna. Lily… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / April 25, 2014 - 8:07 pm

In case you missed the last five days: it was Britpop Week on Stereogum. We celebrated the 20th anniversaries of His ‘N’ Hers and Parklife, released a week apart in the spring of ’94. We also recalled Britpop’s B-list, watched the Live Forever documentary, drew a Damon Albarn & Noel Gallagher Timeline, reminisced about BritpopMore »


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