Shut Up, Dude

This week we anointed Godspeed You! Black Emperor, heard the great new Local Natives, read an insightful Turntable Interview with Grass Widow’s Hannah Lew, and remembered why we don’t care for the Vines. We gave your 7th Grade nephew a great starter kid to get into DC hardcore, and as for the news that matters, two more words that have no link tied to them yet: Kendrick Lamar. Oh and also, it’s been CMJ and we’ve seen a ton of stuff, which we’ll tell you about on Monday. Until then, think back on the week that was in your most gorgeous and deplorable commentary:



Nathan Christensen | Oct 16th Score:11

says the guy with “derp” in his name.

Posted in: Vines Frontman Arrested For Beating His Mum

Andrew Burr | Oct 12th Score:11

Correction: His best shit since Devil in a New Dress… He wrecked it.

Posted in: Kanye West – “White Dress” Video
#8  dcapp | Oct 12th Score:12


Posted in: The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
#7  crania americana | Oct 12th Score:13

I’m going to go ahead and not listen to this and just assume based on the title that this is penis-themed. Hearing the actual song would ruin the hilarious song about penises I fancifully imagine this to be.

Posted in: Sufjan Stevens – “Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling”

Michael Hanna | Oct 12th Score:14

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

Posted in: Lana Del Rey – “Ride” Video

Victor Rocha | Oct 16th Score:15

He was obviously trying to get free and ride into the sun when his mom got in the way.

Posted in: Vines Frontman Arrested For Beating His Mum
#4  aldo | Oct 12th Score:16

Lost my virginity to and then nothing turned itself inside out… #1 in my book.

Posted in: Yo La Tengo Albums From Worst To Best

Yoni Izhaky Rapaport | Oct 16th Score:23

Tom, two months ago in this column, you started off with a seemingly irrelevant paragraph comparing Godspeed and Neurosis live, and now here we are, and they’ve each dropped an amazing and unexpected album on our ears. Maybe this is some new power you have? Want to try starting off next week’s album of the week with a paragraph on My Bloody Valentine and OutKast?

Posted in: Album Of The Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
#2  saturnian | Oct 15th Score:30

If this article were titled “Ben Gibbard and Why We Want Him to be Making Another Postal Service Album” I would agree with it more.

Posted in: Ben Gibbard And Why We Want Him To Be Miserable



Richard Kuta | Oct 16th Score:-6

Pfff. He’ll play the autism card to Get Free. Everyone these days uses that excuse to justify their erratic behavior.

Posted in: Vines Frontman Arrested For Beating His Mum

Patrick Stoddard | Oct 12th Score:-7

What a terrible bloody song. If this song didn’t have the name Sufjan Stevens attached you never would have written about it. Dude’s starting to jump the shark.

Posted in: Sufjan Stevens – “Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling”

Alex Cho | Oct 18th Score:-9

Glad they’re back but we don’t need another Coldplay.

Posted in: Local Natives – “Breakers”

Kevin Broydrick | Oct 16th Score:-10

Posted in: Vines Frontman Arrested For Beating His Mum

Scott Gallagher | Oct 16th Score:-27

Don’t hate him for doing what we all want to do to our mother’s…

Posted in: Vines Frontman Arrested For Beating His Mum



Corey Minagh | Oct 16th Score:7

What a tosser.

Posted in: Vines Frontman Arrested For Beating His Mum


  raptor jesus | Oct 15th Score:4

This video must take place before “The Full Retard” video as Mr. Killums is wearing an eye patch in that video.

So now we know!

Posted in: El-P – “Stay Down” Video
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    • next week: dual #1′s, this is gonna be tricky…

      • crabtron  |   Posted on Oct 19th, 2012 0

        Everybody should just downvote your first comment here, then upvote the second one. Then you’ve got both Highest and Lowest Rated in the same thread, back-to-back! On second thought, nah, that would almost be like charity, and you don’t need that. I trust you to be able to get it done through the honest toil of posting hit-or-miss gifs.

  2. i love when someone is in the lowest and highest in the same week. both for gifs.

    lesson learned: Prince beats outdated/overused troll guy by 41 points

  3. Mr. Broydrick…almost topping both lists. Nice work!

  4. So what is everybody dressing up as for Halloween?

    I’m going to be out of town for Halloween but The Flaming Lips costume concert is next week. I just pulled my Ironman costume I keep in the trunk of my car and haven’t shaved in awhile so I can go helmet-less but still pull off Tony Stark.

    Lazy, sure, but superheroes at a Lips show makes sense.

    So what are YOU guys/gals dressing up as?

  5. This must be the first time in the history of “Shut Up, Dude!” that half of the top ten comments weren’t from last week’s “Shut Up, Dude!”.

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    • hmmmm, every comment i have on this thread was just mysteriously downvoted simultaneously.


      • Stop promoting your blog here, silly


        • there’s a difference between promoting my blog and trying to share new music with people. it’s the reason i was so apologetic when i first began posting links to the blog and am now less apologetic. i don’t make money from my blog, there’s no incentive for me to have people visit it other than to hear the new music i like.

          so check out the lord huron record max! i can post a link directly to the grooveshark stream next time i suppose…

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