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

By Scott Lapatine / October 5, 2012

This week Death Grips leaked their own album, which is excellent, publicity stunt or not. Grizzly Bear covered NY Mag, which led to an insightful discussion about making a living as a musician in 2012. The Replacements and Blur reunited; The Smiths did not. And Brooklyn’s rusty, new Barclays Center hosted Jay-Z, whose discography we ranked for you. Here’s what you had to say about it all (it all = the Grizzly Bear stuff)…

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10

Ian Rayfield | Sep 28th Score:29

Just rip the band-aid off already, stereogum. We’re all waiting for the clusterfuck that will be…. “Radiohead Albums Worst to Best”.

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#9 wilkerton | Oct 1st Score:30

Truth. These guys work hard and are incredible genuine and positive people. Don’t assume.

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#8

Rob Matera | Oct 2nd Score:34

Grizzly Bear is NOT Nirvana. If anything, in a 90′s alt-rock context they are the Afghan Whigs, maybe. And I’m a big Grizzly Bear fan, but let’s be honest. I think if this was an article about Dan Auerbach living in a 450 square foot apartment it would be more compelling.

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#7 adddo | Oct 2nd Score:35

This conversation so achingly highlights the difference between being 25 and being 34.

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#6

Kamilla Matisz | Oct 1st Score:37

#pay4grizzlybear

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#5 pep-but | Oct 1st Score:38

Still, 44 minutes longer than his one note concert.

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#4

Nathan Christensen | Oct 1st Score:45

This article and the one in New York magazine chose to cover this. You guys can’t really get mad at Grizzly Bear for answering questions. What answer would have appeased you? “Gee willickers, we don’t make much, Mr. Journalist, but we’re trying our darndest! Shout out to all the beautiful people who are stealing our music! You are the best!”

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#3 bluebear | Oct 1st Score:52

“Edward is a second cousin on his father’s side to Ed Droste”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Droste

It is totally unreasonable to assume that he receives financial support from extended family, let alone want to be dependent on them.

Quit being a jerk.

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#2 trinity firearms | Oct 1st Score:53

the moral of the story is pay for any music you enjoy.

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#1

Mischa Smith | Oct 1st Score:64

to me, its not about any of the members personal wealth, it’s about good acts not being able to be compensated for their hard work.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 butt | Oct 1st Score:-20

we love grizzly bear!! yaaaay!! what a bunch of idiots.

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#4

Taylor Adams | Oct 1st Score:-20

Maybe they should just get a REAL job. Am I right?

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#3 butt | Oct 1st Score:-21

I’m not a big fan of those who combine hypocrisy and self-righteousness. Ed’s new song should be “It’s Hard Out There For a Forbes.”

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#2

Santiago Belandres | Oct 1st Score:-21

#bestreply

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#1 butt | Oct 1st Score:-27

you know why he “doesn’t do that”? because it’s more fun to complain to journalists that you’re a struggling artist than acknowledge that you’re basically the Mitt Romney of indie rock.

you can knock me all I want, but I know what I’m talking about. veckatimest for example is an island owned by his family. Droste’s comments are just about as disingenuous as you can possibly get, he’s playing at “oh I’m a struggling artist, woe is me,” which I find kind of offensive. No one complains about money more than rich people.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

Dr. Feelgood | Oct 2nd Score:3

Na, they’re going to get back together. Thanks, though.

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[Amrit's prepping for DOSA HUNT. Promise he'll have an Ed Choice here next week!]