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The College Dropout turned 10, and Kanye celebrated by launching another leg of his Yeezus Tour. Later this month he’ll appear on the first week of Late Night With Seth Meyers, which has a house band featuring Fred Armisen and members of Les Savy Fav. Meanwhile, Nike unexpectedly dropped his Red October Air Yeezys and if you’re not Questlove you’re not getting a pair. In beef news, New Zealand dissed Odd Future, Josh Homme dissed Imagine Dragons, and Drake dissed Rolling Stone, Macklemore, and Kanye (but he’s sorry if you misinterpreted his comments!). We talked to Kevin Drew, who released a sexy new video that is pretty NSFW, but it’s not nearly as explicit as Xiu Xiu’s. Do you guys have special Valentine’s Day plans or are you gonna stay home and cry to Benji?

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 plastic pants | Feb 12th Score:25

Well, they’re a shitty band from…30 minutes ago?

Posted in: Josh Homme: “Fuck Imagine Dragons!”
#9 smokeallyouwantandseetheplanets | Feb 7th Score:26

Do you guys remember when hip-hop, electronic, and metal all happened? That shit was dope.

Posted in: NME’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time
#8

Heath D. Williams | Feb 7th Score:28

FWIW, the OTHER Franz Ferdinand turned 150 in December.

Posted in: Franz Ferdinand Turns 10
#7 homesickalien | Feb 13th Score:29

You’re addicted to downvotes…does not make you bad guy.

Posted in: Drake “Disgusted” With Rolling Stone For Giving His Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Calls Kanye’s Lyrics “Questionable”
#6 mickrandom26 | Feb 13th Score:31

It’s ironic that Drake ends up sounding like Kanye in that quote: “Yo, Phillip Seymor Hoffman, I’m really sad for you and I’mma let you finish, but I would’ve had the best Rolling Stone cover OF ALL TIME!”

But seriously, that Swaghili line is pretty bad.

Posted in: Drake “Disgusted” With Rolling Stone For Giving His Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Calls Kanye’s Lyrics “Questionable”
#5 cbishop | Feb 12th Score:33

What is the world coming to when you can’t insult Imagine Dragons without the entire internet weighing in? That’s not the internet I grew up in.

But, seriously. Fuck Imagine Dragons.

Posted in: Josh Homme: “Fuck Imagine Dragons!”
#4 musicforants | Feb 7th Score:33

How about with “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” being a better song then anything by David Bowie, The Beach Boys or The Beatles?

Posted in: NME’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time
#3 phitwoym | Feb 7th Score:33

only number 7?

Posted in: NME’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time
#2 crania americana | Feb 13th Score:39

I know you’ve probably heard this before and are choosing to stick to your “drug addicts are bad people” guns due to some comforting principle you like to believe in, but addiction isn’t a vice –– it’s a disease. This moralistic bullshit where people reduce that to “asshole makes bad decisions so of course they die” causes me endless brain pain. I’m all for not trivializing addiction and instead opening up a conversation about what that means and finding effective ways to help those who struggle with it (there aren’t nearly enough –– rehab, sure, but as we’ve seen those success rates aren’t exactly through the roof, and there’s still a huge social stigma surrounding addiction and mental illness writ large, for that matter). So I say put the dead drug addict on the cover!

Posted in: Drake “Disgusted” With Rolling Stone For Giving His Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Calls Kanye’s Lyrics “Questionable”

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 michael_ | Feb 13th Score:-19

Listen, I have a parent who smokes and I have no sympathy for what’s coming their way because already, members of their family have passed away due to smoker-caused lung cancer. I’ve already said, “When you get cancer, I am not taking care of you. It’s your fault. You decided to continue killing yourself.”

Posted in: Drake “Disgusted” With Rolling Stone For Giving His Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Calls Kanye’s Lyrics “Questionable”
#4 michael_ | Feb 13th Score:-23

Awww… Are all the people who liked his movies a bunch upset because someone has actually had the gall to remove the sentimental relationship with the subject out of it and hit you with the reality that an addict is an addict regardless of being a bum on the street or a celebrated actor? “Downvote me all you want…”

Posted in: Drake “Disgusted” With Rolling Stone For Giving His Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Calls Kanye’s Lyrics “Questionable”
#3 michael_ | Feb 13th Score:-24

If it were my child, I’d probably spend less money on the grave marker seeing that they pissed their life away…

Posted in: Drake “Disgusted” With Rolling Stone For Giving His Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Calls Kanye’s Lyrics “Questionable”
#2 michael_ | Feb 13th Score:-30

You are 1000% wrong because the “disease” you speak of is one which can have been avoided, much like cigarette smokers can avoid lung cancer and anyone who has sex can avoid an STD or worse by being as cautious as possible. It’s not like a heroin needle crawled up next to Hoffman’s head when he was in college and said, “I AM GOING IN YOU WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!” Based on what I know of him, he was an intelligent man and I gather he was smart enough to know of drugs’ dangers, but he flagrantly disregarded them in that moment when he turned to them. He rolled the dice. He lost. He willingly invited the problem into his life, and to that say I say, “Oh well, you brought it upon yourself…”

Posted in: Drake “Disgusted” With Rolling Stone For Giving His Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Calls Kanye’s Lyrics “Questionable”
#1 michael_ | Feb 13th Score:-34

“Downvote me all you want,” but I’m a hard-edged proponent of not glorifying people / celebs who pissed their fortunate opportunities away through drug habits and other vices, so I have to take Drake’s side about the cover for the mere fact that I don’t know of any disturbing unhealthy addiction’s he may have other than being in love with his fictitious sadness, but what else is new. The face of a drug addict memorialized and photoshopped to look healthy on the cover just sends the wrong message about the entire conversation. I’ll take the egotistical rapper up front, thanks.

http://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/philip-seymour-hoffman.jpg?w=539

Posted in: Drake “Disgusted” With Rolling Stone For Giving His Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Calls Kanye’s Lyrics “Questionable”

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

Mary Lou Lord | Feb 12th Score:-8

“Best to Worst”? “Worst to best” ? You’re a fucking idiot. You write well, but
you clearly have no business writing about music. Especially if you don’t
understand why those words/language is retarded.

Posted in: Elliott Smith Albums From Worst To Best
 
Comments (35)
  1. Editor’s Choice is gold.

  2. So is the Editor’s Choice the Stereogum equivalent of Drake liking photos of guys crying to his music on Instagram?

  3. Wow, Mary Lou Lord sure wasn’t happy. I hadn’t noticed she’d commented.

  4. I never comment on Stereogum except when I see a chance for upvotes. They also took my 10th place from me last minute and ran this feature. I’m disgusted with that. Happy birthday to Franz Ferdinand. All respect due. But the press is evil. I’m done commenting on posts in music sites. I just want to listen to music with people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately

  5. thanks y’all

  6. So is Week in Pop coming back, or…?

    • I thought more than anything this week’s Week In Pop would be a great edition, with the new Eric Church and all, so I’m a bit curious myself as to why there hasn’t been one posted.

      • Has anybody listened to the Eric Church album? Is it worth a listen?

        • Yeah, I’ve been listening to it all week. It’s great. I wrote some words on it, if you want to get a feel for what you’re getting into.

        • To be honest with you, everyone is getting all weepy-eyed about Benji, and maybe because part of me is dead on the inside, but I’ve been more likely to shed tears to “Talladega” and “Give Me Back My Hometown” than what Kozelek has conjured up.

          • Nice write up! I think I’ll have to check it out.

            Also, thanks to your blog, not only did I discover that Jojo is back in the mix but she covered a great Phil Collins song and knocked it out of the park!

    • Chris has been on vacation. The Week In Pop returns next week!

      • Oh nice job, smart guy, with telling millions of strangers that the guy isn’t home, so that when he does return, he’ll find his entire monogenre vinyl collection has been cleaned out.

  7. I can’t possibly be the only one that thinks it’s rather backwards that crania americana’s bull shit about “addiction is a disease” gets the up votes and michael_’s response to it would have all the down? I’m all for celebrating PSH as a talented man taken before his time, but that doesn’t hide the fact that he fell to his own vices. Michael_ is absolutely right in his response. And his Deafheaven Valentine

    • On the other hand, PSH deserves that cover over Drake any day. Dead or alive, addict or not.

    • Also, for the record, I never did read that whole thread until just now. There is a bit more to it than shows up in Shut Up Dude… But still.

      Down vote all you want…I guess?

    • Nobody on here thinks for themselves anymore. The psychological effect of seeing a comment downvoted enough or upvoted enough makes it easier for the blind gang mentality to happen in hot topic stories like that, so the numbers aren’t really reasonable. Oh, and then for the following week or three, my comments just get downvoted regardless if they’re awesome without any reason because some jerkoff is still holding out a vendetta for PHS-Drakegate.

  8. Underscore with the clean sweep! No fucks were given that day.

  9. https://mega.co.nz/#!GtJA0Y6I!d3cUuLt9wd5qn7ME3YJkHL5XYt4yKyGVaQFIRl_qQCY

    So, someone from /mu/ leaked Sisyphus, and Asthmatic Kitty actually posted in the thread saying it was cool. So, go for it! It’s an amazing album.

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