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

By Scott Lapatine / April 18, 2014 - 8:06 pm

Anyone excited for Record Store Day? I’m in line outside NYC’s Other Music* right now and in 14 hours that glow-in-the-dark Ray Parker, Jr. 10″ is mine. You can check out the full list of exclusive releases here or just listen to SoundClouds of all the new songs here. In all seriousness, though, good luck to all you vinyl fetishists and eBay flippers. Our (gif-free!) list of your best and worst comments of the week are below.

*No, I’m not really in line for RSD, but some people are! There are already 10 folks in line at Nashville’s Grimey’s, who will carry Neil Young’s surprise new release A Letter Home.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10

Aaron Darc | Apr 14th Score:17

Not sure if there’s anything more moronic than someone projecting their own tastes onto an entire market. YOU may not be anticipating it, but quite clearly a lot of people are.

Posted in: Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”
#9 suzerain | Apr 17th Score:18

I really don’t think Sky Ferreira meant to be racist, but defending the dancers in her video as “well spoken” wasn’t the best way to convince skeptics. I assume she wasn’t making a subtle reference to the classic Chris Rock bit.

“Whenever Colin Powell is on the news, white people give him the same compliments: ‘How do you feel about Colin Powell?’, ‘He speaks so well! He’s so well spoken. I mean he really speaks so well!’ Like that’s a compliment. ‘He speaks so well’ is not a compliment, okay? ‘He speaks so well’ is some shit you say about retarded people that can talk. What do you mean he speaks so well? He’s a fucking educated man! How the fuck did you expect him to sound, you dirty motherfucker? ‘He speaks so well.’ What are you talking about? What voice were you expecting to come out of his mouth? ‘Imma drop me a bomb today’, ‘I be Pwez o dent!’.”

– Chris Rock

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#8 michael_ | Apr 14th Score:18

Technology may change, but child actors will never stop being annoying.

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#6 alex ayala | Apr 11th Score:20

“Annie Clark.. from The Vincents?”

I died.

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#5 kilgore trout | Apr 17th Score:21

So just to recap, ASAP Rocky and Skrillex can parade around a favela pretending to be gangsters, while actual residents (whose lives are made very miserable by the gangsters ASAP is emulating) dance in the background. That is okay. Sky Ferreira employs black actors to make a cutesy gangsta motif video. Not okay. Got it.

Posted in: Sky Ferreira Denies Charges Of Racism Surrounding “I Blame Myself” Video
#4 spennyb | Apr 11th Score:22

It actually warmed my heart to see RubJon take the top worst spot. It just feels right.

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#3 dansolo | Apr 14th Score:23

“Some people like music I don’t, and that is OK.”

Let’s all just practice telling ourselves that in the morning before we internet.

Posted in: Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”
#2

Rahbrrt Kahtinn | Apr 17th Score:24

when it comes to race you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. had she cast all white people the pc commentariat thought police would be accusing her of racism. the accusation of ‘racism’ is thrown around so often that it’s become meaningless. some ex-kkk dude just shot up a jewish community center, and people are worried about a pop singer casting black dancers in her video? get a fucking clue, please…

Posted in: Sky Ferreira Denies Charges Of Racism Surrounding “I Blame Myself” Video
#1

Adam Wenn | Apr 17th Score:26

Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown.

Posted in: Sky Ferreira Denies Charges Of Racism Surrounding “I Blame Myself” Video

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5

Kevin Broydrick | Apr 17th Score:-15

Apparently she also doesn’t feel the need to feel the need to proofread.

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#4

Kevin Broydrick | Apr 17th Score:-15

Not even mad about the downvotes. Mad about this assclown byers hopscotching a dangerously low bar.

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#3

Bryce Bullins | Apr 12th Score:-16

Probably the odd man out in this fight but I never understood the appeal of OutKast. They’re just too goofy and it misses the mark for me.

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#2

Kevin Broydrick | Apr 17th Score:-19

It’s a stereogum comment, not a personal affront.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

lintmonster | Apr 17th Score:3

Not surprised that the billboard top ten is stagnant, I currently work in the pizza delivery business and the CD player in my car broke leaving me with just the radio to listen to, and stagnant would be a very appropriate word to describe the music I have been forced to endure as of late. I live in Alaska and we have about six radio stations to choose from (excluding country, classical and talk,) and once to my dismay Dark Horse by Katy Perry was playing on four of them at once! I don’t mind pop music but the recent string of could be summer jams from the likes of Pharrel, Avici, Calvin Harris, Elle Goulding, Katy Perry, etc, have been incredibly underwhelming (Calvin Harris’ latest single is literally called “Summer”! C’mon,) and a lot of them sound formulaic and boring. Hopefully with summer almost upon us we’ll start hearing some better stuff, or maybe I can just upgrade my car stereo.

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