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

By Scott Lapatine / December 7, 2012 - 5:09 pm
'Sup, pogs! This week we revealed our top 50 albums of the year, ranked the Mountain Goats discography, deconstructed life after chillwave, chose the Clash's ten best songs, and reviewed new releases from Scott Walker and Beck. We also wished good luck to Frank Ocean and bid goodbye to Das Racist. After the jump, the… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / November 30, 2012 - 5:50 pm
This week on the 'Gum we reviewed the new Solange album, deconstructed Trent Reznor's legacy, ranked Kanye's discography, and celebrated Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde. We also looked at year-end album lists from MOJO, Paste, and NME. Have you chosen your best album of the year? Share your pick in our Gummys poll and you… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / November 23, 2012 - 6:19 pm
I've been so busy this Black Friday (napping, Homeland, napping) I almost forgot to post this week's Shut Up, Dude. While this was an abbreviated posting week, you still had plenty to discuss… We deconstructed the Mumford-ization of pop and the Internet Radio Fairness Act. We championed new releases from the Evens and Action Bronson. More »


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

By Amrit Singh / November 16, 2012 - 5:41 pm
It's the weekend, so while y'all probably have some Gilette shit to do right about now, let's quickly knowingly head-nod at each other but how jam-friendly this week was. Autre Ne Veut, for instance. Or permajam candidates Yo La Tengo. This week we also welcomed Johnny Marr the solo artist, along with Johnny Depp the… More »


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

By Amrit Singh / November 9, 2012 - 3:52 pm
What a week, friends. My Bloody Valentine guaranteed a new album within the next eight weeks, Sufjan connected on a patriotic new jam, Lushlife hooked up a great video, we thought about rock operas, Depeche Mode, and Swans, and re-elected the Presiden Of The United States Of America. We keep busy. So do you, with… More »


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

By Amrit Singh / November 2, 2012 - 4:29 pm
This week, man. Things are dire in our hometown, and we hope the reading of these blogposts were as successful (and temporary) a diversion as writing them has been. The real recap of this week is, shit in NYC is fucked (see also: the Marathon is still happening this weekend?)(UPDATE: It's not!), and people need… More »


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

By Amrit Singh / October 26, 2012 - 7:20 pm
The week after CMJ always feels like the first week of the holiday season. Maybe it's because the festivals are done for the year, and we begin thinking in earnest about the sorts of lists we will assault you with for the year's end, or maybe it's just because we hang out on our couche… More »


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

By Amrit Singh / October 19, 2012 - 3:58 pm
This week we anointed Godspeed You! Black Emperor, heard the great new Local Natives, read an insightful Turntable Interview with Grass Widow's Hannah Lew, and remembered why we don't care for the Vines. We gave your 7th Grade nephew a great starter kid to get into DC hardcore, and as for the news that matters,… More »


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

By Amrit Singh / October 12, 2012 - 7:28 pm
'Tis the week before CMJ, which is the calm before the storm of free PBR and incessant energy drink branding on the streets of LES. ENJOY THE SILENCE. Or well not the silence, exactly, as this is a music blog and we are talking about music all the time. So ENJOY THE WEEKEND, at leaset,… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / October 5, 2012 - 5:32 pm

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

By Scott Lapatine / September 28, 2012 - 4:55 pm
This week we heard new songs from Yo La Tengo, Frank Ocean, Ben Gibbard, Soundgarden, and Crystal Castles. We celebrated album anniversaries from Beck, Alice In Chains, and the Smiths. We ranked Big Star's best songs and the Jesus Lizard's best albums. We chatted with the Killers. And Grizzly Bear released our Video Of The… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / September 21, 2012 - 5:35 pm

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

By Scott Lapatine / September 14, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Busy week! We unveiled our list of the 40 Best New Bands Of 2012. We prematurely evaluated albums from Bob Dylan, the Killers, and G.O.O.D. Music. We ranked Grizzly Bear's best songs, Dylan's more obscure LPs, and Pavement's discography. And, of course, we took sides on the Albini Vs. Palmer beef. Let's see what you… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / September 7, 2012 - 5:32 pm
This week we deconstructed the xx, DJed with Ed Droste, ranked Sonic Youth's discography, and witnessed the most boring VMAs of all time. But most of this week's highest and lowest rated comments were made on our list of Animal Collective's 10 best songs. Check them out below. More »


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

By Amrit Singh / August 31, 2012 - 7:25 pm
A long Labor Day weekend is upon us! Which means this weekend we have some extra time to reflect upon the week that was. And by "reflect on the week that was," of course, I mean only that we will have extra time to relive all of the great and horrible conversations we had i… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 24, 2012 - 5:22 pm
On Sunday night, we all logged on like a family and listened to the world premiere of Animal Collective's Centipede Hz. Wasn't that fun? Have you been listening to the album non-stop? Do you love Deakin's vocal stylings? Have Abby Portner's visuals given you nightmares? Did you make an Anco You Mix? Did you lear… More »


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

By Amrit Singh / August 17, 2012 - 4:24 pm
Congratulations, dear friends, on another week well done! And I mean that for most of you, primarily excepting those of you in the Russian government. You guys need to cool it with your insatiable thirst for mind control and fear of young females with opinions! Obviously the Pussy Riot situation is beyond abominable and a… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 10, 2012 - 4:56 pm
This week we witnessed some thoughtful debate about: the new xx track "Chained," Beck's decision to release his next album as sheet music, and our scientific ranking of Blur's 10 best songs. One thing we all agree upon, though, is Muse make a goofy dubstep act. The highest and lowest rated comments of the week… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / August 3, 2012 - 5:32 pm
This week was bookended by a pair of songs -- Animal Collective's "Today's Supernatural" and Grizzly Bear's "Yet Again" -- that come from two of our most anticipated albums of the year. Are you so excited? You guys seem pretty excited about them. I am too. Which do love more? Who would win in a… More »


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

By Scott Lapatine / July 27, 2012 - 5:30 pm

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