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

By Scott Lapatine / December 28, 2012

This week we published our list of The 50 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2013 with My Bloody Valentine at #1. A dubious choice perhaps; but, two days later the band announced they’d completed mastering a new album. It was a Christmas miracle. Post-holiday, we listed the year’s Top 30 Electronic Dance Tracks and 10 Biggest Band Beefs. We spoke to Johnny Marr and recounted the S.S. Coachella experience. We also produced an elegant tribute to the bands we lost this year. R.I.P. Chumbawamba. While you’re downloading our December Monthly Mix, check out the week’s highest and lowest rated comments below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10

Yuseung Jo | Dec 24th Score:24

I cannot find Foals

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#9

Jim Rountree | Dec 24th Score:26

damnit. i read that as dr. dog.

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#8 Dr. Feelgood | Dec 21st Score:29

And everyone hated it?

Posted in: Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
#7 Dr. Feelgood | Dec 21st Score:29

Remember when you said this in the Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks?

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#6 plb102 | Dec 21st Score:29

When it comes to music, if you like it, copy_paster_cat thinks it SUCKS

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#5 Tim Martinez | Dec 21st Score:31

How did Sufjan not make the cut?

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#4

David Mania Worthington | Dec 21st Score:33

Dear Pitchfork,

You desperately need to put “Put Your Back N 2 It” N 2 it.

A travesty and a sham.

Posted in: Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
#3 shuffles | Dec 21st Score:37

Stereogum made this list just for copy_paster_cat.

Posted in: Stereogum’s Top 40 Rap Albums Of 2012
#2

Jacob Taylor | Dec 24th Score:40

I predict a new album from Beck. And I base this on absolutely nothing.

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#1

Kevin Broydrick | Dec 21st Score:53

Q: How many copy_paster_cats does it take to screw in a lightbulb.

A: Two; one to screw in the lightbulb and the other to claim the lightbulb is a shitty choice.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 copy_paster_cat | Dec 21st Score:-14

No, I just don’t like the majority of those albums in Top 10 but as I said it’s pretty decent list overall. All my favorites (it’s on a pop side – Julia Holter, Jessie Ware, Peaking Lights) are either in the bottom or in the honourable mentions.

Posted in: Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
#4

Aiden Wylie | Dec 21st Score:-17

Why would there be any surprises? And why would you want any? Pitchfork is what Pitchfork is. There’s a sliding scale: if it has anything to do with an ex journalist then it gets 2.0 (Airborne Toxic Event), if its great but swings towards country towards too much it gets marked a 6 (Lambchop) and if it has anything to do with Kanye West remotely, or Pavement, remotely, then it gets a straight 10.

For what it’s worth, the Grizzly Bear album is the only record in that list I’d give the time of day to. It’s fabulous.

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#3

Jean-Baptiste Say | Dec 23rd Score:-21

it’s just that i’m SO tired of reading names like kendrick lamar, frank ocean or asap rocky (i mean c’mon) mentioned right next to true artists and bands that released awesome albums this year like beach house, grizzly bear, cloud nothings, dirty projectors, tame impala, spritualized etc . stereogum is mixing apples and oranges. it’s like when people mention britney spears or christina aguilera among the greatest pop artists to ever live, it gets on my nerves. it’s not anything against BLACK people, it’s just that they are not good, they are not bringing anything new to the table. their formulas have been used to death. go listen to michael kiwanuka if you want REAL black music with MEANING. I don’t see his name anywhere on those end year lists.

Posted in: Frank Ocean – “Wiseman”
#2

Jean-Baptiste Say | Dec 23rd Score:-29

it’s frank ocean and I’m on stereogum so I guess I should say it’s a masterpiece. oh yes, best song of the year, for sure. did I mention how incredibly mindblowing channel orange is? if not, I should have said it already. because I’m on stereogum and if you don’t like it you might as well stop listening to music altogether because you don’t know shit. wow frank ocean best artist EVER, don’t you think?

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#1 copy_paster_cat | Dec 21st Score:-54

I only got Fiona Apple right in my prediction lol. embarrassing. Don’t care about hip-hop and therefore Mr. Lamar as I don’t use a word ‘bitch’ in my regular oration usually but I guess good for the lad, you deserve it maybe. Overall, fairly decent list. Think they’re suffering a bit of an identity crisis now, a kind of ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ publication. Where they used to be excellent at spotting indie records & trends, we get the bizarre top 10 inclusion of Beach House & Grizzly Bear albums that are perfectly decent, but would struggle to get anyone particularly excited. Guess it doesn’t help that it wasn’t a particularly strong year for indie rock… And if someone interested, my personal rankings:

10. Grizzly Bear- Shields – I tried, really I did, but this album bores me. “Yet Again” is pretty good though – 6.4
9. Death Grips- The Money Store – like two or three songs but STILL don’t liek hip-hop in general – n/a
8. Chromatics- Kill for Love – see my previous series of comments on this turd – 2.3
7. Beach House- Bloom – Teen Dream B-Sides arrived – 5.5
6. Grimes- Visions – quirky Mariah Carey – half of the songs are pure pop bliss, another half is annoying as shit – 7.4
5. Swans- The Seer – definitely too leftfield for me – n/a
4. Tame Impala- Lonerism – n/a

Fuck, Tame Impala are like the Instagram of music- their fanbase made up almost entirely of Triple J listening Gen Y-ers, screaming ‘retrooo’ and ‘vintaggge’. Fuck this stupid 60s hippie culture revival.

3. Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel… – 8.4 – Consistent throughout, but not wholly satisfying. My pick for #1 in the Village Voice poll this year.
2. Frank Ocean- Channel Orange – 7.0 – well…
1. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – se above – n/a

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

Wesley Morgan Paraham | Dec 26th Score:7

I’m gonna miss you, peeing-in-own-mouth monkey band.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (AMRIT)

[EDITOR'S NOTE: In fact I do believe Kevin, but this is my first time encountering this particular Meme-ento, which is special. Meme Bloody Valentine, let's hope for more.]