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

By Amrit Singh / October 12, 2012 - 7:28 pm

‘Tis the week before CMJ, which is the calm before the storm of free PBR and incessant energy drink branding on the streets of LES. ENJOY THE SILENCE. Or well not the silence, exactly, as this is a music blog and we are talking about music all the time. So ENJOY THE WEEKEND, at leaset, and get some rest before Wednesday’s big Stereogum/PopGun show at Glasslands (starring Dum Dum Girls!), and kick off all of that relaxation with a look at the very best, and very worst, of your mind nuggets from these past few days:

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 

Nathan Christensen | Oct 5th Score:15

Ok here we go. Let’s start a Taylor Swift cover band with all of the lyrics changed to be about The Smiths.

The band name?
The Swifts

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#9  happy halladays | Oct 5th Score:15

Vol. 3 as #1? This is a joke, right?

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#8 

Michael Hanna | Oct 5th Score:21

Man, that is an unfortunate choice of words.

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#7  Michael Nelson | Oct 5th Score:22

I hear some version of this in the comments pretty regularly, and I never address it because one reply from me isn’t going to do much to change popular opinion, but I probably should try anyway, so here goes: As the person who edits these things, let me say for the record that there’s absolutely no internal policy guiding the writer’s choices in any of these lists. I’ve never said, “Hey, we all know Slanted is the best Pavement album, but slot it in at number 3 to generate some commentary.” No one here has. Nothing of the sort. The writers who do these lists know these catalogs backwards and forwards; all I ask of them is that they provide readers with as much historical and cultural context as possible, so these things aren’t empty clickbait but stand up as informative and illuminating works of analysis that provide value to the expert and novice alike. I’m honestly being totally transparent here. I’d be much more likely to ask a writer to re-work his or her list if it seemed deliberately contrarian than I would if it seemed painfully obvious. There’s no conspiracy at work, just differing opinions, you have my word.

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#6  orbital | Oct 5th Score:26

Guys… I’m starting to get a sneaking suspicion that all the albums released in ’92 might be turning 20 this year.

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#5  donnytilla | Oct 5th Score:28

comment defies judgment, yo

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#4  Rex Manning Day | Oct 5th Score:30

I have no real input re: the album rankings, but after watching this gif for about 3 solid minutes, I am confident in saying that that must be one of the most perfectly acted moments of all time.

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#3 

Jacob Taylor | Oct 11th Score:36

Dunno who these guys are, but they are really ripping off Jet!

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#2  shuffles | Oct 5th Score:51

If you’re having list problems I feel bad for you son.

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#1  mickrandom26 | Oct 5th Score:57
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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  Cerebus | Oct 5th Score:-7

The words “Solange Knowles” and “listen”, or “watch”, or “press play”, etc. make no sense in my brain. I don’t understand why anybody would even take the time to do anything of those things, let alone consider it an appropriate top video of the week at Stereogum. Weird man, weird.

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#4  filthydubber | Oct 8th Score:-8

Encore with Linkin Park is the only song Jay-Z has even been a part of that is worth listening to.

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#3  dudley sword | Oct 5th Score:-8

the grey album got left out completely huh? but the linkin park collab was included? hmmmmm…

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#2  jbean | Oct 8th Score:-11

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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#1  byers | Oct 6th Score:-11

Jay-Z has made good albums?

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)
Scott’s out of office!

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (AMRIT)

 

Michael Hanna | 1:42pm Score:2

I hate this.
I love this.
She’s ugly.
She’s pretty.
She had plastic surgery!
She did not!
Waaaah!
Yaaaay!

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