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

By Scott Lapatine / August 10, 2012

This week we witnessed some thoughtful debate about: the new xx track “Chained,” Beck’s decision to release his next album as sheet music, and our scientific ranking of Blur’s 10 best songs. One thing we all agree upon, though, is Muse make a goofy dubstep act. The highest and lowest rated comments of the week await you below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#9

Stephen Hall | Aug 8th Score:24

Presidential Candidate to Release Tax Records as Deluxe LP.

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#8 donnytilla | Aug 8th Score:26

I’m deaf, you asshole.

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#7 phitwoym | Aug 7th Score:28

subtly tweaked

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#6 djfreshié | Aug 8th Score:30

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#5 frank booth | Aug 8th Score:30

Thank you, Amrit. I wish more people would discuss subjects like this in depth without lowering the situation to mindless fear-mongering.

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#3 annoyingmouse | Aug 8th Score:36

It’s quite funny that we can describe publishing music in the manner that it has been released for the vast majority of the few thousand years of music history as “unusual”.

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#2 Dr. Feelgood | Aug 8th Score:41

There are literally hundreds (thousands?) of people on this earth. I’m sure it’ll happen.

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#1

Stephen Hall | Aug 8th Score:44

lololololol Grandpa? Is that you?

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 trinity firearms | Aug 3rd Score:-11

The whole ancho vs GB debate is over , it was on in 2009 but now makes no sense. Anco have gone down the rabbit hole for better or worse (worse in my opinion ) and are basically a hipster phish, a jam band for the alt bros that’s acceptable to like. Grizzly Bear used to be a bit tame for me but I’m loving their harder edge on these new tracks. I appreciate GB’s melodies and song structures more, particularly Dan’s more ornate ones….very very excited for Shields. Only wish the new animal collective song didn’t cause seizures…and had more panda, but the music snob teenage boys eat it up so let the, have it.

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#4

Kuba Szymkowiak | Aug 9th Score:-17

Hey, there is such place. It’s called YouTube :)

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#3

Bobby McBride | Aug 8th Score:-24

i don’t think anyone is a hard-core fan enough of Beck’s to actually sit down and learn it, arrange it or record it.. prove me wrong,..is anyone’s favorite band Beck, and if so, are they clever enough to read sheet music and perform it on something?

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#2

Danny Diaz | Aug 8th Score:-26

Amrit, enough with the peace song shit, Sikhs hate Muslims with a passion. Sikhs wish all Muslims(god worshiping people) would all vanish. And the Sikhs temples are filled with swords, I don’t find anything peaceful having arms in a temple. Enough with the bullshit, these stupid fake hipster kids wish they knew what was really going on in this world, stop feeding them with deceptions and shut the f’up.

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#1

Danny Diaz | Aug 8th Score:-27

No no the inbred excuse for an American is confused and thought the Sikhs were Muslims. So the death that occurred in that temple in Wisconsin was not descend on the peace loving Sikhs, but was meant for hate mongering, backward thinking Muslims. So I guess violent death is meant for only Muslims.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (AMRIT)

cha12 | Aug 8th Score:10

Thank you for your willingness to share your own experiences, Amrit. It’s so important to think about this kind of hate in context. It doesn’t just exist as a madman killing free Americans who were practicing their faith, but also – and maybe to a lesser extent, but still – as kids ostracising a classmate for wearing a jura or a turban or a yarmulke or anything else. Or as people shouting “terrorist” at others in the months after 9/11.

This attack itself was chilling, but reading about this guy’s connections to the hate music scene was disturbing in a much more subtle way. I think we’re all here because we understand and appreciate the power of music, and it is deeply disturbing to think about that power being used as a conduit for hate. The thought that kids experiencing feelings of rebellion are pulled into the white supremacist scene by the music is really unsettling, because we all know how music can hit you at your core and channel your emotions. It’s a scary thought that music like this man’s is out there using that to lead people into hate.

I don’t know what I’m trying to say here, but I’m glad that there is a forum like this where we can discuss these things and have some healthy debate about music as a medium for positive change. Stereogummers have their disagreements and all, but hopefully always toward the end of exchanging ideas in a positive way.

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