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

By Scott Lapatine / September 20, 2013 - 7:06 pm
Drake's Nothing Was The Same leaked on Sunday, and Stereogum's Tom Breihan concluded that while it's only barely a rap album, rap is more interesting with it around. There's a good discussion happening under that review so join in if you haven't yet. Also this week we revealed our 40 Best New Bands Of 2013,… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / September 13, 2013 - 7:06 pm
Where were you when you first heard "Reflektor"? I was leaving The Westchester Mall, listening to a Bandcamp stream on my iPhone out of a car stereo. I remember it like it was six days ago. On Monday we saw Reflektor's double album cover and learned the band would be playing the season premiere ofMore »


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

By Scott Lapatine / September 6, 2013 - 7:10 pm
This week we ranked Coldplay's discography from worst to best then got to hear the band's Catching Fire anthem "Atlas." Also this week Derek and Alexis from OG BTW Sleigh Bells dropped "Bitter Rivals," one of our favorite new songs and videos. We spoke with Janelle Monáe, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Dirty Beaches & DumMore »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 30, 2013 - 7:11 pm
It's been six days since Miley Cyrus sullied music's most dignified awards ceremony and my eyes still hurt from reading all the thinkpieces in its wake. We got to drink a lot, though, so it wasn't for nothing. The VMAs dominated this week's Shut Up, Dude, but you also had a lot to say about… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 23, 2013 - 5:22 pm
This week we reviewed new releases from Earl Sweatshirt, Superchunk, and Gucci Mane, and revisited an old one from Modest Mouse. We spoke to Gambles, Kathleen Hanna, Empire Of The Sun, and Franz Ferdinand. We named PUP a Band To Watch and Deconstructed Lauryn Hill's rise and fall. We ranked Neil Young Albums From WorstMore »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 16, 2013 - 5:20 pm
It's Amrit Singh's last day at Stereogum.com. He's going to Work For Diddy! Amrit was the first writer I hired for Stereogum many years ago, and he quickly became an invaluable part of the operation. He even left behind a law career to do so, so YOU'RE WELCOME AMRIT'S PARENTS. You know him as a… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 9, 2013 - 4:30 pm
It was another week of controversy, in which Death Grips bailed on Lolla, Daft Punk cancelled Colbert, and Jack White didn't want to be anywhere near Dan Auerbach. On a lighter note we celebrated 10 years of The O.C., ranked Elvis Costello's discography, and chose the 10 best Pulp Songs. Here are your best and… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 2, 2013 - 6:09 pm
I first became aware of Gabe Delahaye's writing with this Sufjan erotica 7 years ago. I asked him to contribute some features for Stereogum and he delivered Modest Mouse and Tori Amos fanfic that, while never ended up being published, convinced me that Gabe deserved his own blog. We launched Videogum in April 2008 with… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / July 26, 2013 - 6:21 pm
You know it's a slow news week when one of our most discussed articles is about typography. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised, since you guys are so design-minded. Remember the Stereogum comments meme "As a graphic designer…" from like 7 years ago? I guess not, because nobody referenced it! Speaking of nostalgia, this week we… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / July 19, 2013 - 6:09 pm
It was pretty toasty this week, with temperatures reaching like, 140°? 150°? It's the type of week that makes me wish the Stereogum office had working air conditioning. (We have three desk fans, though.) And it seems the heat has made everyone A LITTLE TESTY. Geoff Barrow beefed with the Weeknd. Atoms For Peace slammedMore »


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

By Scott Lapatine / July 12, 2013 - 5:11 pm
Since there was no Shut Up, Dude during the holiday break, I was going to make last week's comments eligible for this installment. But then the whole list would be dominated by responses to EW's 100 Greatest Albums and that's old news. So before we get to this week's superlatives, note that last week's Shut… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / June 28, 2013 - 5:04 pm
What an exciting week to end the month! SCOTUS struck down DOMA. Wendy Davis filibustered to block a Texas abortion ban. Run The Jewels. We have a lot to celebrate. But first, let's take a look back at the week's top Stereogum stories… We welcomed back the Dismemberment Plan and the Pixies. We "deconstructed" indieMore »


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

By Scott Lapatine / June 21, 2013 - 4:51 pm
It's officially summer and we're asking you to pick the season's defining jam. The poll officially launched yesterday and you can vote here. This week also saw our most-discussed Premature Evaluation of the year so far with Tom's Yeezus review. Elsewhere we listed the 10 best Pink Floyd songs and ranked Black Sabbath albums, worstMore »


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

By Scott Lapatine / June 14, 2013 - 5:20 pm
If you've found Yeezus, join our ongoing Comment Party, and feel free to revisit our song of the summer kick-off to nominate a song from the album. Amrit and I are at Bonnaroo this weekend, and you can follow us at @scottgum and @amritsingh for reviews, photos, and ZZ Top Vines. But first, relive your… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / June 7, 2013 - 5:39 pm
This week's most discussed story was our list of the Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far. What an almost half of a year it's been! We're giving one of you the top 10 from our list on vinyl, so if you haven't commented on that post with your 2013 favorite(s) go do that and… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / May 31, 2013 - 6:28 pm
Big week for heavy music on the 'Gum. Our Premature Evaluation of Deafheaven's Sunbather was the week's most discussed post, Kylesa's Ultraviolet was our Album Of The Week, we streamed A Pregnant Light's Domination Harmony, and our latest installment of The Black Market counted down the month's 15 best metal songs. Elsewhere, we posted a… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / May 24, 2013 - 5:11 pm
One week ago, Kanye premiered Yeezus's ferocious "New Slaves" by projecting his face onto buildings throughout the world. (He performed it the next day on SNL, too.) It was the best video of the week and you can watch it on the side of a building IRL tonight in these cities. The rapper's new music… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / May 17, 2013 - 4:47 pm
This was the week we finally got to hear Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. As hosts of the album's official launch party, the town of Wee Waa, Australia was especially excited. We also had a party (of the unofficial, digital kind), at which you guys shared your initial reactions to the set. The LP's o… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / May 10, 2013 - 5:17 pm
It's Friday, the weather is finally nice, and we have a lot of great new albums to get more familiar with, namely the National's Trouble Will Find Me, Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires Of The City, and Savages' Silence Yourself. Add those to recent releases by Deerhunter, Kurt Vile, the Knife, Kvelertak, Waxahatchee, MBV, Yo La… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / May 3, 2013 - 4:58 pm
Welcome back Neutral Milk Hotel! The E6 heroes have only announced a few fall tour dates, but more are coming. Which is good, because tickets sold out immediately and are pretty pricey on eBay. Speaking of… you've got three more days to bid on that Boards Of Canada Record Store Day 12". It's currently at… More »


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