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Borat Is Queen

Sacha Baron Cohen has reportedly been tapped to play flamboyant Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic to be produced by Robert DeNiro. (We hear Johnny Depp was the previous frontrunner.) This bit of casting news makes us giddy. But frankly, we don’t see the resemblance.

Now is the time whe… More »

By: Stereogum / May 4, 2007 - 11:39 am

Oscar’s Making His Picks

We’re already commiserating over this year’s Grammy nods, but it’s never too early to get unexcited for the Oscar nods for Best Original Song. Relevance aside, how cool would it be if Spoon or DeVotchKa took home an Oscar? The eligible Outkast cut (“PJ & Rooster”) is really hot too (Dodge’s got it). But a… More »

By: Stereogum / December 11, 2006 - 2:01 pm

Borat’s Music Picks

Granted, this comes a month too late and recycles many of your favorite Borat jokes … but it doesn’t recycle ALL of your favorite Borat jokes, so we thought you’d get some parting giggles along the way to the Kazakh character’s descent to irretrievable overexposure. (Via Cornerstone):1. “Beat It” – Michael Jacksons
I a huge… More »

By: Stereogum / November 28, 2006 - 2:17 pm

Borat Watercooler

Last week, Borat made his musical debut on network television, with a stirring rendition of “You Be My Wife” (dedicated to Pam Anderson) on Late Night. It starts at 1:50, but watching it from the beginning isn’t gonna kill ya. Watch those fingers, too; we don’t play keytar, but we recognize legitimate keytar skills whe… More »

By: Stereogum / November 6, 2006 - 9:30 am

Borat On Saturday Night Live

Just one week after the lamest SNL episode in 15 years (give or take) our favorite Kazah recording artist injected some life into Saturday Night. The setup: sweeping budget cuts force Lorne Michaels to sell the first five minutes of the show to the Kazakhstan Ministry Of Information. Watch here. Some of the jokes are… More »

By: Stereogum / October 30, 2006 - 10:39 am

New Borat – Stereophonic Musical Listenings that Have Been Origin in Moving Film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Yes, it’s the premiere you’ve been waiting for: Kazakhstan’s sixth most famous man has finally dropped the hot tracks! He’s showing some range, giving us a little country, a good-time jig, and a Kazakhi love ballad. We almost making a dirt when listen.

Borat – “In My Country There Is Problem” (MP3)
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By: Stereogum / October 18, 2006 - 4:04 pm

Borat! The Movie!

Check the trailer here. (Thanks Mikey!)

How does this relate to music? Well, you know Borat released one of the best indie singles of 2004. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2006 - 10:10 am


Last night at that big blogfucking party at Delancey, Andy and I were trying to explain the genius of Borat. Words don’t do him justice. JUST WATCH. (Link via Thighs Wide Shut.)

YOU MUST WATCH THIS ONE TOO (it’s the country music bit).

UPDATE: Everything you wanted to know about Borat… More »

By: Stereogum / August 4, 2004 - 2:16 pm