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

By Amrit Singh / August 17, 2012 - 4:24 pm

Congratulations, dear friends, on another week well done! And I mean that for most of you, primarily excepting those of you in the Russian government. You guys need to cool it with your insatiable thirst for mind control and fear of young females with opinions! Obviously the Pussy Riot situation is beyond abominable and a tragic geopolitical note to ring us into the weekend, but you can register some support via Amnesty International, and you can ease your mind by engaging in the sort of diversionary pastimes that give all of our lives comfort and meaning. Like, Stereogum posts! This was a good week for them. Did you hear the new Mount Eerie song, which is great? Did you catch Grizzly Bear and Santigold on Colbert? Did you hear the Dismemberment Plan’s new (new!) songs? These links do not a free Pussy Riot make, but they can be moments of reprieve for our bruised collective cultural conscience, and silent demonstrations of our solidarity with the forces of GOOD that operate in this world. STAND UP (i.e. sit down and click). Also a force of good, hopefully: Animal Collective’s new album, which will stream in its entirety on Sunday night. Come back around then and we’ll have a comment party.

Now check out all the great and terrible things you posted this week!

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 

Brad Gardner | Aug 10th Score:19

That is completely awful

Posted in: Muse Go Dubstep
#9 

Corey Minagh | Aug 16th Score:20

Is this an NME list?

Posted in: Wilco’s 10 Best Songs
#8  thefiddleisridiculous | Aug 15th Score:22

I’m going to get her a microphone stand for Christmas.

Posted in: Watch Grimes On Fallon
#7 

Joe Howse | Aug 16th Score:25

Says Billy “Deluxe Bonus Edition” Corgan

Posted in: Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden, Pavement Came Back “Only To Make Money”
#6 

Nathan Christensen | Aug 16th Score:27

-Mark Twain

Posted in: Wilco’s 10 Best Songs
#5  wesz_rosen | Aug 16th Score:27

Pretty solid list, I’d just like to submit for your approval that “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” is not only Wilco’s best song, but one of the best songs of the last decade. Two cents.

Posted in: Wilco’s 10 Best Songs
#4 

Ben Cornell | Aug 14th Score:27

having seen a few people in the stereogum community opine that chris brown should be blackballed for life from music, i’m curious to see if a double standard will generally apply to a musician who makes the kind of stuff that the readers are more prone to enjoy.

Posted in: Surfer Blood Frontman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges
#3 

Andrew Burr | Aug 10th Score:28
Posted in: Muse Go Dubstep
#2 

Corey Minagh | Aug 16th Score:44

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart doesn’t even make the top ten!? So long Stereogum, it’s been a blast!

Posted in: Wilco’s 10 Best Songs
#1 

Tom Hronec | Aug 10th Score:46
Posted in: Muse Go Dubstep

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  Michael_ | Aug 14th Score:-19

If anyone wonders why Stereogum doesn’t ban me despite my last two failed attempts, I’m just as clueless as you.

I guess it must be how bands’ press people have started using me as a vehicle to get to team Stereogum and land them future exclusives on here, which at first seemed like a compliment, but when you consider how these press people are just basically using you so that they can get chummy with the big fish in blog pond, it makes you wonder why you even bothering spending your time helping them. Where’s my exclusive? What’s wrong with my site? Oh, that’s right, I’m not good enough.

Posted in: Surfer Blood Frontman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges
#4  Michael_ | Aug 11th Score:-20

It was me. I at least have the balls (pun intended) to admit it, unlike the anonymous downvoter who is stalking me on here. I guess we’re not going to be having fun and keeping things just about the music anymore due to the levels of red coming into my direction.

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#3  Michael_ | Aug 14th Score:-22

Apparently when you reach a certain level of journalistic blogosphere integrity, you can just phone it in (or in this case, e-mail), write two sentence write-ups on songs regurgitated from other sources and get paid for it. It sucks how no one can really change how music opinion or trend is formed until these writers either die or this medium at least does.

Posted in: Surfer Blood Frontman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges
#2  Michael_ | Aug 14th Score:-29

She should have just let him do himself in.

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Posted in: Surfer Blood Frontman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges
#1 

Marc Francis | Aug 15th Score:-35

yawn. terrible. all that technology and she is still using a backing track? drag.

Posted in: Watch Grimes On Fallon

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

  Zayin | Aug 15th Score:4

Hi. Robot store? I would like to order a dozen Aimee Mann’s please.

Posted in: Aimee Mann – “Charmer” Video (Feat. Laura Linney)

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (AMRIT)