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

By Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2014 - 8:26 pm

There was a point during last night’s minimally audacious Rock & Roll ceremony — maybe halfway through the E Street Band’s interminable shoutouts — when I remarked to the guy from Billboard that this was the opposite of Coachella. But boy did that Nirvana coda make the whole thing worthwhile. It was surreal and thrilling to hear Dave, Krist, and Pat revisit those songs two decades later, even if Lorde was too green to do Kurt justice on the band’s best song. Also surreal to run into Courtney backstage and find her completely lucid and polite. Happy 20th, Live Through This! Of course while we’re all happy for Nirvana, it’s OutKast’s turn to reunite now. Nobody (outside of the Snow Queen of Arendelle) gets the spotlight for more than a day in 2014. Tune in here and check back throughout the weekend for Chris’ reports from Indio. But first…

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 kellstud | Apr 4th Score:22

Sorry but that arguement is as plainly stupid as not having “Like a Rolling Stone” in the top ten of Dylan.

Posted in: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs
#9 rejectedjeffdunhampuppet | Apr 4th Score:22

10 Smells Like Teen Spirit
9 With Arms Wide Open
8 Photograph
7 Learn To Fly
6 Down
5 Jeremy
4 Nookie
3 No Rain
2 Glycerin
1 Spoonman

Posted in: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs
#8 michael_ | Apr 4th Score:23

With the exclusion of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” I think it’s safe to assume that this was is more along the lines of “smells like comment-baiting.”

Posted in: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs
#7 Michael Nelson | Apr 4th Score:23

You think it’s safe to assume we hired James Jackson Toth, an acclaimed songwriter (bka Wooden Wand) and outstanding critic in his own right, to write 3200 words on Nirvana … to troll commenters?

Posted in: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs
#6 Michael Nelson | Apr 4th Score:23

Nah, you have my word — hand to heart — we approached this with no such intention, and James was given no such direction (and to be clear, no writer with whom I’ve worked has EVER been told directly or indirectly to be “more controversial”). I’ll be totally straight with you: In this case, we actually considered asking James to reconsider his decision to leave Teen Spirit off the list, before finally deciding that doing so would have been kind of invasive and dishonest. That said, if I had written this list, Teen Spirit would have been No. 1. But I hold James’ opinions on music in the highest esteem, and they’re presented here unaltered, and they are 100-percent sincere.

Posted in: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs
#5 sdnabors | Apr 8th Score:23

I feel like if you go see an 88 year old man play music, you shouldn’t go in expecting a particularly tight set.

And I’m sure this was a really awful performance, but if you hate it, just go. Don’t boo a living legend. Do you really want to look back at the end of your life and say “One time, I boo’d BB King because he wasted about 30 minutes of my time.”

Posted in: 88-Year-Old Living Legend B.B. King Booed At Erratic St. Louis Gig
#4 Chris Trash | Apr 8th Score:24

“STOP BEING OLD!”

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#3

Greg Newman | Apr 8th Score:26

I admit this show sounds like it was pretty rough, but booing BB King? If I did that I would feel unclean for weeks.

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#2

Jordan Roberts | Apr 8th Score:32

Why would I click play on that? Reading it is sad enough.

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#1

Josh Van Laan | Apr 4th Score:35

No Smells Like Teen Spirit.

How hip.

Posted in: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 woah woah woah | Apr 4th Score:-5

Oh, he’s an acclaimed songwriter AND outstanding critic? Oh, my bad. He definitely knows how to pick Nirvana “top” lists, then…

The fact that he put “All Apologies” from MTV Unplugged as the #1 song is enough for me and many others to figure out he wasn’t the best decision for this list. This list is crappola.

And your “outstanding critic” wrote “No Apologies” in the first sentence of the “All Apologies” section…he must have been studying Rolling Stone’s list (titled that) first. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/no-apologies-all-102-nirvana-songs-ranked-20140227/1-smells-like-teen-spirit-0295597

Posted in: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs
#4 michael_ | Apr 8th Score:-6

Edit: You’re lucky I was kind enough to delete the above embedded picture. Please don’t troll me. You have no idea what buttons you are pushing.

Posted in: Who Will Sing With Nirvana At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction?
#3 eighteenk | Apr 5th Score:-6

Maybe you should stop posting terrible comments.

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#2 michael_ | Apr 8th Score:-7

Do you know what this is, you smart fuck?

http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab289/awkwardsound/douchebags_zps7011f5dc.jpg

Posted in: Who Will Sing With Nirvana At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction?
#1 rubberjohnny0829 | Apr 8th Score:-19

Who gave this old fart a guitar?

Posted in: 88-Year-Old Living Legend B.B. King Booed At Erratic St. Louis Gig

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

Eric Berry | Apr 10th Score:1

This dentist is insane. I went there once and instead of suggesting to pull my tooth he just wanted to replace me with a clone! What a wack-job!

“We can recreate you” they said… even Canadian insurance doesn’t really cover that sort of thing.

Posted in: Canadian Dentist Plans To Clone John Lennon And Raise Him As His Son (And Give Him Guitar Lessons)
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