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

By Scott Lapatine / July 6, 2012 - 5:06 pm

This week we celebrated Dirty Projectors, Christopher Owens, Frank Ocean, and American independence (with some help from Indie Song Of The Summer champions Japandroids). Let’s take a look at what you had to say about all of it, for better or worse…

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 nightswimmer | Jul 2nd Score:38

Q: What does Christopher Owens have in common with the Japandroids?
A: They both “quit Girls”!

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#9 c’mere a minute | Jul 2nd Score:39

No way, JR White is a huge part of Girls’ sound. He handles the production on their records, and I don’t know about you, but the way that Album SOUNDS is what really makes it an incredible record to me instead of just a great record. Owens is definitely a great songwriter, but the acoustic version of a song like “Hellhole Ratrace” does not become such a powerhouse of a recording incidentally. Between that production and his pitch-perfect basslines I think White was the perfect compliment to Owens. Dude needs his props. An Owens solo record will be good, but it won’t be Girls.

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#8

Nathan Kerce | Jul 4th Score:43

“Dibs on all Franks hoes” – Taco

Best reaction yet. https://twitter.com/oddfuckingtaco/status/220411015567900673

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#7

Griff Fuller Jr. | Jul 4th Score:48

Queer boys of color really need visibility and support, the lack of it is the reason why so many of us are still closeted. I’m hella proud of Frank for having the courage to be out and open and true to himself with no compromise, not even with mainstream success. This is great news. :)

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#6

Corey Minagh | Jul 2nd Score:55

Why the hell did I decide to check my Twitter page when I was out?!

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#5 rubberjohnny0829 | Jul 4th Score:56

lol gay

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#4 raptor jesus | Jul 4th Score:56

My hearts and prayers are with the Frank Ocean women fans of this world who are now crying in their pillows I’m sure.

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#3

Chris Selden | Jul 2nd Score:59
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#2 Corban Goble | Jul 4th Score:61

Frank’s mom:

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Sam Nabors | Jul 4th Score:90

A lot of the homophobia amongst hip-hop fans is being exposed. Not saying they all are, but Waka Flocka tweeted support for Frank last night. And nothing against Waka, but if Waka Flocka Flame’s views are more progressive than yours, you need to re-evaluate your life.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 ramona | Jul 3rd Score:-14

Jeez, what’s with all this rap shit all the time?

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#4 labussierer | Jul 4th Score:-16

except for Japandroids and The Walkmen, it all sucks.
I mean, come on!
Tanlines ?! Twin Shadow ?!! Yeasayer ?!!!!! What the f… is that ??
Are we back in the 80’s ??!!!! the worst decade ever ?? Can’t believe that…
Where are DIIV or Bass Drum of Death in this tracklist ?

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#3

Jorden Schmidt | Jul 4th Score:-19

wrong

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#2

Michael Hanna | Jul 4th Score:-20

Boy, you are always on a mission for that top-rated comment, aren’t you?

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#1 cale | Jul 2nd Score:-60

This is great news. Aside from Honey Bunny, that last album was fucking terrible. hopefully he’ll get back to writing good songs now.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

phobicbill | Jul 5th Score:3

they are high as balls

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (AMRIT)

frank booth | Jul 4th Score:9

I downvoted you because your opinion is different than mine. And this I cannot abide.

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