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

By Scott Lapatine / June 22, 2012

This week we saw the cover of Centipede Hz and the dong of Shia LaBeouf. But an even more controversial topic was David Lowery’s screed on paying for music in the digital age. You guys had a lot to say about it all, so let’s see who said it best and worst according to YOU.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10

Kyle Webb | Jun 20th Score:18

thats all-together very ugly.

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#9

Nicolas Gutierrez | Jun 19th Score:22

You work for a very prolific and respectable music organization, and only have 11,000 songs? Get your weight up

Posted in: David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
#8

Jack Braunstein | Jun 18th Score:23

My compulsive habit of pressing ‘Command-F–Shia LeBeouf’s dong’ on every webpage i stumble upon has finally paid off.

Posted in: Sigur Rós – “Fjögur Píanó” Video (Feat. Shia LaBeouf) (NSFW)
#7

Scott Otto | Jun 21st Score:24

it’s ok if i pronounce his name ‘deadmau five’ right?

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#6 byers | Jun 20th Score:25

I don’t know you must be sane or something.

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#5 estonian dwarf | Jun 20th Score:25

Why does the idea of ranking the twenty greatest tracks of the last sixty years seem silly to me?

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#4 yoko_oh_no | Jun 20th Score:27

This cover Hz to look at.

Posted in: Animal Collective Unveil Centipede Hz Cover
#3 HeiBräu | Jun 18th Score:32

Here’s what I wish for Paul McCartney’s birthday: that people would stop treating him like a John Lennon’s ball-and-chain. Prefer which Beatle you prefer (I may even prefer John’s songs myself), but let’s all stop acting like he wasn’t an absolutely stunning pop songwriter. Whoever said “The Beatles are dying in reverse order of coolness” should be disbarred from discussing music in any context.

(James Murphy is a genius, but Chris Martin isn’t “as talented as Paul McCartney.” Just because Martin happens to write music in an era of ubiquity doesn’t make “Yesterday” or “Helter Skelter” any less amazing.)

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#2

Nathan Christensen | Jun 18th Score:34

Here’s my homemade SFW edit. I admit I took some creative liberties.

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#1 Rex Manning Day | Jun 20th Score:45

According to NME’s 00s list, “Empire State of Mind” > “Fix Up, Look Sharp”.

According to this list, “Fix Up, Look Sharp” > every Beatles song.

Therefore, “Empire State of Mind” > every Beatles song.

Lists are weird.

Posted in: NME‘s 20 Greatest Tracks Of The Past 60 Years

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 yoko_oh_no | Jun 19th Score:-10

From the couple of samples up there this seems pretty good, but really: how could Fiona Apple not be album of the week?

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#4 iheartblondie | Jun 19th Score:-11

Wow, this is a really intelligent and informative response by Lowery. If I were the girl, Emily White, I’d be so embarassed right now. I actually read her article when NPR first posted it…what a douchebag she is.

Posted in: David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
#3

Kevin Oakley | Jun 19th Score:-13

He’s someone who makes money from selling music, so of course he would take issue with and write a long diatribe against music sharing. But just like every other musician who wines about this, If making music wasn’t his career, he wouldn’t give two shits at all.

Posted in: David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
#2 Ass-Kicked89 | Jun 18th Score:-14

Fifty Shades of Gay (I couldn’t resist)! If my impression of Iceland was based solely on the visual art of Bjork and Sigur Ros, I would probably keep my distance as they and their collaborators do a wonderful job at getting under my skin.

Posted in: Sigur Rós – “Fjögur Píanó” Video (Feat. Shia LaBeouf) (NSFW)
#1

Pine Straw | Jun 21st Score:-15

Translation: “Hi I’m Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie. I couldn’t stay married to a woman so I’m hoping you’ll change the laws and I can try it with a man.”

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

Danny Devereauxx | Jun 15th Score:11

honestly thought these were japandroid lyrics

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (AMRIT)

Matt Wranovics | 2:05am Score:1

this is the trippiest Backstreet Boys song i’ve ever heard.

oh, and i mean that in a good way.

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