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Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’s… More »

Here’s one nice thing about the whole U2 debacle: They didn’t forcibly beam any music videos into your iTunes! Imagine how those things would’ve looked. Actually, as it turned out, this was a great week for music video, and I had a hell of a time picking a #1 from a field of worthy contenders. More »

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The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Watch Fucked Up Pay Tribute To The Last Pogo

As a tribute to the Toronto concert film The Last Pogo, which captured many of the city's first-wave punks playing the Horseshoe Tavern on 12/1/78,…
Miles Bowe | December 2, 2013 - 11:58 am

Watch PUP Cover Fucked Up With Damian Abraham

PUP, the excellent Canadian punk band (and one of our 40 favorite new bands of the year) had a bit of a surprise for their…
Miles Bowe | October 28, 2013 - 10:40 am

Smartboys – “A Different World Now” & “Sacked”

Smartboys are a band made up of a lot of great people from other bands: Two dudes from Fucked Up, a lead singer from US…
Miles Bowe | October 25, 2013 - 11:25 am

Watch Fucked Up Debut “Year Of The Dragon” In NYC

At their performance at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge this weekend, Fucked Up debuted the latest single in their Zodiac series. "Year Of The Dragon" is…
James Rettig | October 1, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Q&A: Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham On Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Polaris Prize, Music Grants, And Following Up David Comes To Life

Every year, a panel of Canadian music critics awards the prestigious Polaris Music Prize to one album of surpassing merit. They do this in a…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Fucked Up – “Inside A Frame” Video

The brand-new video for "Inside A Frame," one of the prime ragers from Fucked Up's great 2011 album David Comes To Life, mostly takes place…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2012 - 8:57 am

Top 10 Rock Operas That Deserve A Stage Adaptation

The world has come a long way since the Who released Tommy in 1969. Tomorrow night, a stage adaptation of the Flaming Lips' seminal 2002…
Joseph Schafer | November 5, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Fun Fun Fun Fest: The Rest Of Our Photos: Fucked Up, Superchunk, A Place To Bury Strangers, And More

Well, the fun is officially over -- Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 concluded yesterday with sets from Fucked Up, Japandroids, Deerhoof, Ceremony, Fang Island, Turbonegro,…
Michael Nelson | November 5, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Parental Advisory: Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham

Parental Advisory is a new feature on Stereogum where we'll talk to musicians who also happen to be parents. It can't be easy to raise…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2012 - 8:00 am

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

CrimSane (Feat. Damian Abraham) – “ChinaFastGrow” (Demo)

Fucked Up are taking a quick break at the moment, and the band's members are working on their own projects, like guitarist Ben Cook's Young
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2012 - 9:42 am

Young Guv And The Scuzz – “Heal Over Time”

Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook -- who sometimes dabbles under the Young Governor moniker -- recently switched up his sideproject's name to Young Guv And…
Corban Goble | June 1, 2012 - 10:04 am

Can We End This Fucked Up/Katy Perry Meme?

Last week, Katy Perry released her “Part Of Me” video, in which she plays a Marine, sort of. Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham, who evidently…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Fucked Up – “Year Of The Tiger”

Toronto punks Fucked Up are an ambitious bunch, and that's probably the most evident in their series of Chinese Zodiac singles. Every year, the band…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2012 - 11:39 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011

It's been fun, but now it's time to wrap up the Gummy Awards with the big final list: your picks for the year's top 10…
Stereogum | December 21, 2011 - 11:23 am

Fucked Up, Norah Jones Play Anthony Bourdain’s Holiday Special

Epicurean celeb-chef Anthony Bourdain's annual head-trip of a holiday special aired a couple of nights ago, and it featured a couple of musical moments that…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2011 - 9:44 am

SPIN’s 50 Best Albums Of 2011

We're deep enough into Listmas to know which albums to expect on year-end roll calls, and how to identify something approximating an outlier. SPIN's list
Amrit Singh | December 12, 2011 - 2:56 pm

Fucked Up – “Turn The Season” Video

Because they put out one of the best albums of the year, we're going to give Fucked Up a pass for video-encompassing nonchalance in the…
Corban Goble | December 12, 2011 - 2:04 pm