Shut Up, Dude

It’s only a week into 2014 and we’ve already seen Beyoncé, Questlove, and Ani Difranco forced to apologize for (or at least acknowledge) questionable behavior made late last year. Social media is really just a giant gotcha game now. I notice no one has apologized for mashing up Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory with “Gangnam Style,” though. We celebrated the music of Benjamin Curtis, deconstructed post-Deafheaven metal, and discussed mortality in the context of Yeezus and MVOTC. We profiled Future and in the process got confirmation of OutKast’s Coachella reunion. Finally, we awarded the 50 Best Comments Of 2013. Here’s to mucho upvotes in the new year…

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 anthony greendown | Dec 27th, 2013 Score:13

Is that DIIV or Keira Knightley?

Posted in: The 10 Biggest Music Beefs Of 2013
#9

Kevin Broydrick | Dec 31st, 2013 Score:13

But what does Morrissey think about all of this???

Posted in: Beyoncé Responds To Criticism Of Challenger Disaster Sample
#8 michael_ | Dec 27th, 2013 Score:15

2013: The Year I Accomplished Nothing Fulfilling Again and Spent Way Too Much Time Over-discussing with a Bunch of Avatars on Some Music Site

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#7 Dr. Feelgood | Dec 31st, 2013 Score:16

My favorite Hollywood pairing was Da Vinci Code and National Treasure. Natty Treas owns. So does Natty Treas 2: Book of Secrets.

Posted in: Staring Down Mortality With Vampire Weekend And Kanye West
#5 Dr. Feelgood | Dec 31st, 2013 Score:17

Hope you feel better, man. Sending a Natty Treas gif your way.

Posted in: Staring Down Mortality With Vampire Weekend And Kanye West
#4 honlads | Dec 27th, 2013 Score:19

Happy new year everyone. Been a good year for music I think, and I’ve enjoyed commenting on this here website. Roll on 2014, let it be the year we all #BreakFree.

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#3 honlads | Dec 27th, 2013 Score:29

At least we have avatars.

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#2 soraroxas | Dec 31st, 2013 Score:29

I wanna fuck you hard on the sink/ After that give you something to drink
~Kanye West, staring into the abyss of death

Posted in: Staring Down Mortality With Vampire Weekend And Kanye West
#1

Corey Minagh | Jan 2nd Score:50

Like shooting Phish in a barrel.

…..I’ll get my coat.

Posted in: Hundreds Of Phish Fans Busted For Drugs At MSG

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 michael_ | Dec 30th, 2013 Score:-6

I do actually :)

Posted in: Stevie Nicks Officiates Deer Tick Frontman’s Wedding To Vanessa Carlton
#4 michael_ | Dec 27th, 2013 Score:-7

You would think that Brian Williams, a guy who has made more than a few off-color “jokes” about how big his allegedly dick looks while wearing a pair of khakis, would have no probably eating up Pussy on air.

Posted in: Pussy Riot Face Dumb Questions, Prudish Reporters In Post-Prison Media Frenzy
#3 michael_ | Jan 2nd Score:-8

The main roster:

Scott is 35 years old according to Gothamist article from 2004 if you do the math.

Tom is a very old version of a 33-year-old for reasons of dadhood and marriage.

M. Nelson is in his 40s.

Chris Deville is approximately 29 years old if he was 22-years-old when he graduated Ohio University 7 years ago (source: His Stereogum introduction post.)

Miles Bowe just entered puberty this past year, so expect a lot of hormonal changes and growth spurts in his music thoughts for awhile.

Posted in: Remembering Benjamin Curtis
#2

Mike Tysoe | Dec 27th, 2013 Score:-9

That’s the first time I’ve ever heard the song, and I still haven’t heard the original version. It just goes to show that all you have to do is avoid pubs and clubs if you wanna keep it real!!!! www.andywarstar.blogspot.com & www.andywarstar.wordpress.com – Keepin’ it real since 1998

Posted in: The “Get Lucky” Supercut
#1 michael_ | Dec 30th, 2013 Score:-11

Gosh, he’s got one rough-looking face. That’s what an addiction to drugs and booze gives you. Still, I don’t understand women who get with anyone with a past like that even if they are marginally creative, and I really do stress the word “marginally” when it comes to Deer Tick’s music. Then again, it’s that Michelle Branch knockoff we’re talking about here (who has to be a knockoff of 10 other things, right?) and after dating that douche from Third Eye Blind (mastermind behind “Non-Dairy Creamer,” never forget!) maybe it makes looking past pretty boys with inflated egos a lot easier.

Posted in: Stevie Nicks Officiates Deer Tick Frontman’s Wedding To Vanessa Carlton

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

Marc Schroeder | Jan 2nd Score:8

Somewhere, Jack White is pissed he hasn’t done this yet.

Posted in: Your Worst Nightmare: A 407-Ft. “Hotel California” Vinyl Record
 
Comments (16)
  1. Wow, Corey’s just coming through with the hits. First he had the top comment of 2013, and now the first top comment of 2014. This is a run like Bowie in the 70s, or…well…you get the gist.

  2. I guess the second worst comment is what happens when…..

    Keeping it real goes wrong

  3. A near clean sweep at the bottom of the barrel, starting the new year off in typical fashion here on Stereogum.

    Ugh.

  4. Wow, third week on the ‘gum and I’m already making waves. Look out world.

  5. What are your new years resolutions?

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