Shut Up, Dude 8/24/12

On Sunday night, we all logged on like a family and listened to the world premiere of Animal Collective’s Centipede Hz. Wasn’t that fun? Have you been listening to the album non-stop? Do you love Deakin’s vocal stylings? Have Abby Portner’s visuals given you nightmares? Did you make an Anco You Mix? Did you learn about Amanita? Let us know what life’s been like for you in this confusing post-Centipede Hz universe. But first: your highest and lowest rated comments of the past 7 days:



Andrew Schneider | Aug 17th Score:25

It can’t be done…it’s the three minute mile.

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#9 optimuslime | Aug 17th Score:26

Talk about a Cinderella story. Second comment ever and Marc ruins Michael_’s sweep.

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

Iver Hillman | Aug 17th Score:26

so close Michael_….so close

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#7 adddo | Aug 17th Score:27

2002 was such a great year for music, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot; Turn on the Bright Lights; Kill the Moonlight; Neon Golden; Yoshimi; Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Was Gone; Sea Change; Sources and Tag Codes…and so many more.

Posted in: Turn On The Bright Lights Turns 10
#6 lolling time | Aug 17th Score:28


seriously, word.

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#4 rubberjohnny0829 | Aug 19th Score:39


Posted in: Centipede Hz Comment Party

Devin Tydides Bambrick | Aug 22nd Score:40

The less visual/biographical imput I get on Grimes, the better. I love the music, but this whole Post-Circuswave Hobopunk I’m Going To Sail A Raft Down The Mississippi scene thing–now seemingly cross-pollenated with some sort of Gaga Sailor Moon Tarantino Harajuku thing–just gets me down, man. This is a hot mess.

Posted in: Grimes – “Genesis” Video
#2 Ocelot Stomp | Aug 19th Score:41

You guys I hacked the stream and got a live video feed:

Posted in: Centipede Hz Comment Party

Mitch Park | Aug 22nd Score:73

“but we need to accept the possibility of a record so excellent we don’t understand it yet ”


“once an inevitable critical consensus emerges that this is great, you will all like it, even if it sounds like a mess to you right now”

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: Animal Collective – Centipede Hz


#5 Michael_ | Aug 17th Score:-10

You’re all right. I suck at this thing and not that I haven’t had my moments before, but I don’t offer anything to the comments section or site anymore really. It’s been tough trying to keep myself visible on here since I can’t do so during the day, and I realize now that a lot of my frustration comes from the fact that I’ve been rendered pretty much irrelevant and unneeded, and that even goes for my other writing efforts (like, what good is posting something at 8 or 9pm when it’s 10 hours stale? And why are my words any more special than someone else?) There’s times I comment on a post just to keep my voice active, and when I go back and read it, I see how it’s — as someone accused me — “Hallmark-y.”

I began commenting consistently on here under the guise of the duchessofthomyorke in mid-2011, and about a year ago, I did away with that to stop adding to the angry white noise on the Internet. I’ve lost sight of that, I generally feel like my time is being wasted (hence negative comments) and being that I have a thing for round numbers, maybe one year as a commenter is the right time for me to step away (although I probably will have a tough time doing so when a really exciting story happens. Stereogum is a nasty, but nice habit.)

I’ll be at the FYF Fest in a few weeks if anyone wants to hang. They just added the Faint as new headliners. The rest of the future is up in the air.

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#4 colinskys | Aug 22nd Score:-12

DT. Proving that any attention is good attention since 1992.

That was a decent comment, pretty funny, but in general you are the second worst to rubberjohnny, god rest his hair.

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
#3 ghostdad | Aug 22nd Score:-14

Yes, by all means downvote me because I don’t like one song. Yes, that seems fair.

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

Mexico Indie | Aug 19th Score:-21

Also…yeah self promoting, follow me @mexicoindie

Posted in: Centipede Hz Comment Party

Edwin Montoya Zorrilla | Aug 19th Score:-23

another self plug, of an early preview based on live jams.

Posted in: Centipede Hz Comment Party


Rob Casper | Aug 22nd Score:2

isn’t this an awesome song?

this really is an awesome song

Posted in: Bob Mould – “The Descent” Video


Bobby Barlett | Aug 21st Score:17

Love the Lisa Stansfield comparison. This album definitely has a connection with those 80′s blue-eyed soul albums that were unique to the UK. I would throw in Style Council and the Mod-father himself, as well as a few Swing Out Sister joints; and of course, Soul II Soul is the Seminal UK R&B offering of that era.

I am sure there’s a very interesting piece waiting to be written comparing the outgrowth of the US’S R&B/Soul scene in the late 80′s and early 90s, which was very New Jack Swing focused, against the British scene, which seemed more rooted in traditional Soul and perhaps more reggae influenced. The two evolved in very distinct fashions, and by the mid-90s, the UK scene was much more dance/electro influenced(Massive Attack, trip-hop, and eventually garage/two-step, etc.) , while US R&B became obsessed with wanting to be Hip-hop (Jodeci, H-town, Silk, etc.) and I believe in response to that hip-hop embrace, we got the Neo-Soul Movement.

Today, music is just more global, but tracing those roots seems like it would be a great read. Really enjoyed this column, and I LOVE Jessie’s album.

Posted in: Album Of The Week: Jessie Ware Devotion
Comments (56)
  1. I came into Centipede Hz a skeptic, but as soon as the livestream ended I noticed a tingling sensation in my legs for the first time since the accident. Yes, I can walk again, and it’s all because of Deakin probably.

  2. gonna beat danny to the boner gif. punch

  3. I keep reloading this page trying to get the flying lawnmowers synced up.

  4. i cant wait til these are all gifs, so i dont have to read anything

  5. Mitch Park this week:

  6. i think the whole “downvoted self-promotion” comments really work to the commenters advantage in a way. the more downvotes they get, the more views they’ll get due to being featured in the most reliably popular segment in Stereogum. (whether thats good press or not, i don’t know really..)

    “If you don’t like the promoter, don’t be a downvoter!”

    -popular slogan i just made up

  7. Who do you guys think is each member of Animal Collective’s corresponding member of Phish would be? I think it would go…

    Panda Bear = Trey
    Avey Tare = Mike Gordon
    Deakin = Page
    Geologist = Fishman

    • I enjoyed this. I’d say Panda and Avey may have to swap, being that Avey is more of the outspoken “frontman” a lot of the time and Panda seems kinda shy. Geologist would never wear a grimy moomoo dress to every show…although, he may perform vacuum solos. Actually, this comparison doesn’t line up well altogether, as I think about it more…the four guys from one or just too different from the four other guys.Maybe:

      Panda = Page
      Avey = Trey
      Deakin = Trey
      Geologist = Kuroda

      I don’t think anough AnCo fans even realize how long associated they’ve been with the jam band scene…I’m by no means a jam guy anymore (although i used to love phish and have seen them a ton of times…they still have plenty of old songs that hit me in special ways). I first read about AnCo in Reliz magazine.

    • woah first of all

      Panda Bear = Paul
      Avey Tare = John
      Geologist = George
      Deakin = Ringo

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  9. Man. 2002 was a fantastic year for music. I miss 2000-2009 :(

  10. Last week’s games on this article were fun, I thought maybe I’d start a new one. So…
    Game! Top 5 most underrated and overrated albums. Go!
    5. Origin of Symmetry (Muse)
    4. In Your Honor (Foo Fighters)
    3. Hail to the Thief
    2. A Rush of Blood to the Head
    1. Bleach
    Honorable Mentions: By the Way (RHCP); Enema of the State (the only good Blink album, I know it’s a guilty pleasure but it’s a fun listen.)

    5. Daydream Nation
    4. Vitalogy
    3. Purple (Stone Temple Pilots)
    2. Who’s Next
    1. Pet Sounds

    • I’ve been a huge Radiohead lover since The Bends and I’ll never stop thinking that Hail to the Thief is one of their worst efforts (with the exception of a few tunes including Mixomatosis and 2 + 2 = 5, which is one of the most powerful album openers).

    • I don’t think I’ll be making any friends with this..
      (in no order)
      1. In Rainbows
      2. The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust
      3. Dark Side of the Moon
      4. Tommy
      5. The Joshua Tree

      1. Bossanova
      2. Combat Rock
      3. A Wizard, A True Star – Todd Rundgren (virtually unknown by a lot of people)
      4. Diamond Dogs
      5. First Impressions of Earth

      • What about some of the most overrated and underrated albums of this year that have already been released?

        5. Jack White – Blunderbuss
        4. Dexys – One Day I’m Going to Soar
        3. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
        2. Saint Etienne – Words and Music by Saint Etienne
        1. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

        5. Lost in the Trees – A Church That Fits Our Needs
        4. Laurel Halo – Quarantine
        3. Xiu Xiu – Always
        2. Yeasayer – Fragrant World
        1. Dr. Dog – Be the Void

        Honorable Mention: Lana del Rey – Born to Die (DON’T PUNCH ME PLZ! In my opinion, it’s OK, not a great, but at least not a terrible album)

      • I’ll definitely second Bossanova. Probably my favorite Pixies album. That’s not to say Surfer Rosa and Doolittle aren’t amazing, but I don’t understand why people Bossanova is always overlooked. Aside from Velouria (which in my opinion may be the best song the Pixies ever wrote) you also get Down To The Well, Dig For Fire, Is She Weird and Stormy Weather.

    • Did you just say Pet Sounds was the most overrated album of all time?!

    • Underated

      5. Arkells- Jackson Square
      4. mewithoutyou- Ten Stories
      3. Yeasayer- Fragrant World
      2. Dr. Dog- Shame Shame
      1. Silversun Pickups- Swoon

  11. This week was busy for me, but on Tuesday I got to hear my voice on FM Radio for the first time ever. Quite the personal accomplishment.

  12. Question (for those viewing on 8-25 — I don’t know when these will go away): is that dude in the Gap ads all over the page the guy from POP ETC, f/k/a The Morning Benders?

  13. for the record, “the descent” is an awesome song

  14. Everybody has gone crazy for Lawnmowers!!

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