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

By Scott Lapatine / February 28, 2014

This week we reviewed albums from Schoolboy Q, Pharrell Williams, Kid Cudi, and Lakutis. We celebrated the 20th and 10th anniversaries of Mellow Gold and The Grey Album, respectively, and ranked the White Stripes’ 10 best songs. James Murphy made news with new coffee and vinyl and detailed his dream of new turnstiles. We spoke to Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s Kip Berman about their bands’ upcoming LPs. We looked at the month in metal and in soundtracks. And speaking of soundtracks, there are a bunch of Stereogummy artists (Karen O, Pharrell, U2, Arcade Fire) nominated for Oscars so join us back here on Sunday if any of them win and you wanna talk about it. Play us out, Billy

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#9 rejectedjeffdunhampuppet | Feb 21st Score:23

Too bad he grew from troll to straight-up lunatic. For some reason he was tolerated here and he took it for granted. Now he sits alone in the dark whispering through clenched teeth, “you win, raptor jesus”

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#8 Scott Lapatine | Feb 26th Score:26

This is funny, from Late Night’s tumblr:

So Kanye West just signed our production coordinator’s framed embroidered Kanye tweet.

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Wesley Morgan Paraham | Feb 21st Score:27

sorry just wanted to see if it was auto or something

carry on

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#6 HartfordTheWhale | Feb 26th Score:28

Ohh Suzanne, Suzanne, you’ve come to the wrong place.

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#5 Harveyz01 | Feb 25th Score:30

Good to know Chris Martin finally discovered Bon Iver in 2013.

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#4 honlads | Feb 21st Score:31

Dude went out in the middle of a streak of 2 lowest rated sweeps. Unheard of.

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#3 Scott Lapatine | Feb 21st Score:35

This Fucked Up album better be worth all the headaches it caused me this week.

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Reid Aaron Kerley | Feb 21st Score:38

Now all that’s left is for Weird Al to release his next album and call it “Cheezus”

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Wesley Morgan Paraham | Feb 21st Score:43

Can I just tell everyone a story?

I was at the local dive bar, where all of us super-cool kids drink Yuengling and 6 dollar PBR pitchers, talking to my friend Leo about music. But, not really about music — more about Pitchfork reviews of music. It was tantamount to what we’re doing here right now in this comment thread. Our friend Marianne came over to the table, and asked us what we’re talking about. We said, “You know, just music geek shit, whatever.” She said, “Oh yeah? Which bands?” Then we tell her we’re actually talking about the politics of music scoring and what albums we think are going to get BNMs and which ones aren’t. She scrunched her face and condescendingly giggled. She said, “Wait, so you’re not actually talking about music, but music reviews?”

Marianne got up and left the table.

Leo brushed it off, but for me, that moment lingered like must. We certainly weren’t talking about music, we were talking about the people who take the music and use it to create frivolous Internet numbers. Then you think about how not-so-frivolous those numbers are, seeing as to how sites like Pitchfork and Stereogum are worth a fucking fortune. And that’s just weird! It’s not that I don’t appreciate these sites, it’s just how the fuck did I go from listening to music because I love nothing else more on this Earth (except for maybe Final Fantasy) to listening to music so I can just tell people what I thought of it, or talk about what other people thought of it? That’s not what that shit’s for, homies. It’s just not.

So the next morning, I decided to take these feelings and use them to get back on my grind as a musician and stop paying so much attention to the propagation of the holy music canon. I got out my M-Track and my bass and my synths and my mics and whatever else I had laying around from when I actually cared about that shit, downloaded some DAW software and just let whatever happen. I got a couple tracks out that I knew weren’t my best but I was still proud of. Put it on Bandcamp and shared it with my friends on Facebook, and most of them liked it. Matt Adams called me a hipster and said that the music “burned his Facebook feed” and then unfriended me, so that was funny. A girl I’m hopelessly insane for (and honestly trying to avoid) came up to me at the same bar weeks later and told me she loved it. I had people I don’t know telling me they liked it. I still feel shitty, though.

Anyway, I’m not trying to plug anything, I just kind of wanted somewhere to write this.

Most of you probably won’t pay any attention, and that’s totally okay, because I love you all the same.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 miguelito1 | Feb 25th Score:-11

Coldplay on Stereogum. Coming next, posting Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway songs?

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#4 carcrashkiss | Feb 25th Score:-11

Who gives a shit about Coldplay anyway?

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#3 carcrashkiss | Feb 25th Score:-13

Hello then, spokesperson for the entire globe listening to relevant popular music.

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Manel Menano | Feb 25th Score:-16

Shitty VERY unoriginal song, blatant ripoff

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Suzanne Emilienne Stewart | Feb 26th Score:-42

Kanye West is SOOOOOOOOOOOO bad. This is not rap, this is not music, this is total crap!!!!!!! He is so arrogant and ends up a blathering idiot. How could anyone pay one cent for anything this jerk, this not talented, screaming meme bitch, would “produce?” Give us a break!

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

Craig Freeman | Feb 27th Score:6

What!?! Why wasn’t I notified of the meeting? This sucks.

Thanks, Obama.

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