Stylus Magazine

Stylus Magazine was an online music and film magazine launched in 2002. It featured long-form music journalism, four daily music reviews, movie reviews, podcasts, an MP3 blog, and a text blog. Although today it is not the best looking website compared to how websites look today it is still functioning partially all that you can do is look at the hope page if you attempt to click on anything nothing will happen.[1]

Stylus Magazine
Stylus Logo
Type of site
Music and movie webzine
Available inEnglish
OwnerTodd Burns
Created byTodd Burns
Launched2002; 18 years ago (2002)
Current statusOffline

Additionally, Stylus had daily features like "The Singles Jukebox", which looked at pop singles from around the globe, and "Soulseeking", a column focused on personal responses in listening. On the home page you would find their most recent work, but in the top right hand corner there is a archives tab and that leads to every review they have ever done on a piece of music or a movie. Even though they never reached the readership of other music magazines such as PopMatters or Pitchfork, they still had a very consistent and fired up audience of readers. In 2006, the site was chosen by the Observer Music Monthly as one of the Internet's 25 most essential music websites.[2]

Stylus closed as a business on 31 October 2007.[3][4] The site remained online for several years, but did not publish any new content. Now if you were to go to the website and click on the archives tap it will take you to a page that says "website has stepped out" meaning you can no longer access this information on the website.[5]

On 4 January 2010, with the blessing of former editor Todd Burns, Stylus senior writer Nick Southall launched The Stylus Decade, a website with a new series of lists and essays reviewing music from the previous ten years:[6] it is now also defunct. The Singles Jukebox relaunched with many of the same writers as a stand-alone website in March 2009.[7]Today Stylus Decade is no longer functioning and the web domain is up for sell. If you go to today it will take you to a page that sells printer accessories. [8]


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  2. ^ Flynn, Paul (18 March 2006). "25 Most Amazing Music Sites". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  3. ^ Neyfakh, Leon (26 October 2007). "Stylus Magazine, Respected Online Music Publication, Will Fold After Halloween". The Observer. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Stylus Magazine closes with some 2007 lists". BrooklynVegan. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
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  6. ^ Nick Southall [@thestylusdecade] (3 January 2010). " So we exist! Intro up yesterday, and lists & essays start going live on Monday" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ The Singles Jukebox
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