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

By Scott Lapatine / March 15, 2013 - 11:55 am

This week’s Shut Up, Dude comes to you from SXSW, where bands and brands play nice (mostly) for a marathon of free music and open bar. Stereogum’s annual Range Life event goes down in a few hours at Hype Hotel — we’ve got Sky Ferreira, Youth Lagoon, Kitty, METZ, Hundred Waters, Bleeding Rainbow, and MC Lakutis — and I gotta head there to set up, so we’re gonna launch this column a little early and skip the weekly link dump of what went up on the site this week. Hopefully you’ve been paying attention. Below are the highest and lowest rated comments you guys made this week.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 crania americana | Mar 11th Score:17

futuresex/optometrysounds

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#9

Par David | Mar 8th Score:18

I love how you guys actually have the nerve to leave off Juicy. You should do a Neutral Milk Hotel albums list next and have it read this way:

1. On Avery Island
2. In an Aeroplane Over the Sea

Ya know, just to piss everyone off

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#8

Andrew Burr | Mar 8th Score:18

No Juicy, Unbelievable, Gimme The Loot. I’m sorry Stereogum, but this is one of the worst lists I’ve seen on here.

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#7 crania americana | Mar 8th Score:19

Meh, Biggie’s just another one of these trendy Brooklyn hipsters, like that twee asshole Walt Whitman.

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#6 adddo | Mar 11th Score:22

This lady is just becoming a parody of herself. Notice how each the “beef” here is accompanied by a new single. I say we politely decline.

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#5 estonian dwarf | Mar 11th Score:22

Well, this is embarrassing.

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#4

Mitch Park | Mar 8th Score:22

“A lot of Biggie’s classics, however, like “Juicy” and “Hypnotize,” did not. Both are crucial to his career, but that doesn’t make them the best.”

What a load of silly contrarianism.

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#3 donnytilla | Mar 8th Score:27

“Time = Space = Time,” by PapaDonDonTotty

Time passes by
like birds in tha air
no time in space
endless, like the ‘rhea.

Comments r like moments
We post and they fade
Will I be forgotten?
Or go on, like the ‘rhea.

When my time has come
remember my love
filling your hearts
like a toilet, with ‘rhea.

Fin.

<3

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#2 sean sean | Mar 13th Score:30

i think someone needs to give david holmes an award for even attempting to make this list

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#1

Benjamin Mussett | Mar 8th Score:34

JUICY

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 miguelito1 | Mar 12th Score:-9

Thanks for the JT coverage, Stereogum. I’ll count on you guys for all the hot Joey Fatone info too.

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#4

Michael Hanna | Mar 9th Score:-9

Oh Nathan, will you ever have that epiphany where you suddenly become aware that your misplaced righteous indignation is more repugnant than any behavior you have ever criticized?

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#3

Andrew Burr | Mar 8th Score:-9

lol tldr

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#2

Mike Tully | Mar 11th Score:-24

uh-oh, I’ve probably just open myself up for some attacks against the color of my skin….

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#1

Alex Manning | Mar 11th Score:-28

“Madchester”: As typos go, I believe that is one of the more awesome ways to describe The Stone Roses.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

sac | Mar 14th Score:8

“This is, I think, largely because they make music that makes people feel good about themselves and about life in general. ”

I think this is it. I’ve been trying to think of an artist that consistently releases sad/depressing material that is also at the top of the charts. I can’t. Sure, artists might release the token sad song off their album, and it’ll get big, but they need some upbeat stuff too.

I recently, after some introspection, realized I had been listening to a lot of music (and watching movies) for the sole purpose of making me sadder (than I already was). Then I thought about how a lot of people (probably the majority) listen to music because it makes them happy or gives them ‘feel good’ vibes. They might listen to a sad song when they’re feeling down, but they don’t every single day.

I think the difference between people who like stuff in the Top 40 and the people who don’t is that the people who don’t have a greater appreciation for this sad, ‘artfully inclined’ (like this phrase by the way) music. We don’t just listen to music for fun or to be happy. We also like for it to delve into aspects of the human condition, like despair or loneliness. Other people just don’t. Which for me makes it hard to share music with others.

I’ve never listened to Macklemore. His name weirds me out.

My favorite of these Deconstructings so far. Good job.

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