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No intro today, you guys. But I think Ed Droste sums up the week pretty well:

Let’s do this.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 saturnian | May 8th Score:25

ALL HAIL NEO TRON HE KNOWS YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE BOTHERED TYPING YOUR FACTUALLY INCORRECT OPINIONS THAT ARE NOT IN SUPPORT OF LANA DEL RAY MEANING YOU ARE A HATER AND SHOULD THEREFORE TAKE YOUR FINGER OUT OF YOUR ASS AND GO AND DIE

Posted in: Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence Tracklist Is Sensational
#9 onceler | May 3rd Score:25

Some rich tea-bagger pseudo rocker lady wearing a headdress with the caption “appropriate culturation” is fucking gross. F her and her moronic execution-botching mother.

I don’t care how many contrarian, white whiney young men with zero life experience here think that flat-out mocking and disrespecting Native Americans is just more fodder for ‘pc vs un-pc’ debates, it’s not. It hurts real people who are already beyond marginalized and who’s culture is used as mascots for others’ entertainment. In short, yeah, it’s racist. Fallin is a racist. Wayne Coyne, it appears, wants to align himself with racists and teabaggers. OK, Wayne, go ahead. F you too. I’ll never send another $ your way for anything. He has the gall to call someone a ‘nazi’ for complaining about white privilege? What is with this ignorant old white dudes in rock who don’t have the slightest understanding of how power dynamics actually work?

Also I just hate when people become famous and use it as a reason to excuse their bullying, their temper explosions, and generally mistreating people because they know no one will call them on it. The world can use a few less people who are this morally weak.

Posted in: Flaming Lips Drummer Says Wayne Coyne Fired Him For Criticizing The Governor’s Daughter’s Native American Headdress
#8 mickrandom26 | May 6th Score:26

Other gimmicks left out of the article:
- record can be used as Frisbee
- if placed on a table, record can be cool decorative place mat
- when played backwards, this album will reveal satanic messages as well as the whereabouts of Meg White
- hidden tracks are actually just Jack White farting whilst talking about vintage guitars

Posted in: Jack White’s Lazaretto Ultra LP Has A Dozen Hot New Gimmicks!
#6 BarnLife | May 2nd Score:28

Not knowing all the real behind the scenes stuff, I’d still side with Scurlock.

Posted in: Flaming Lips Drummer Says Wayne Coyne Fired Him For Criticizing The Governor’s Daughter’s Native American Headdress
#5

Seth Frazier | May 2nd Score:33

The Flaming Lips has become a capitalistic business venture masquerading as an art project with the secondary goal of masturbating wayne’s inflated ego. (the primary goal is making $$$)

Posted in: Flaming Lips Drummer Says Wayne Coyne Fired Him For Criticizing The Governor’s Daughter’s Native American Headdress
#4 HartfordTheWhale | May 5th Score:34

Ugh. Does Danger Mouse have to put his knobby fingers on EVERYTHING? His production is so intrusive – this album might as well be called “The Danger Mouse Keys,” right people?……………to be clear, I haven’t actually listened to this album yet – I’m basically just making things up.

Posted in: Stream The Black Keys Turn Blue
#3 crania americana | May 2nd Score:35

Kudos to Scurlock for standing up against this bullshit, and a hearty fuck you to the governor’s daughter and Wayne Coyne.

Posted in: Flaming Lips Drummer Says Wayne Coyne Fired Him For Criticizing The Governor’s Daughter’s Native American Headdress
#2

Rick Sandmann | May 2nd Score:45

Coming later this month: a new Flaming Lips concept EP based on this whole situation. For only $10,000, you can get a chocolate Native American headdress that includes a gummy arrowhead in which the USB drive is contained. Coyne will be personally selling these at all of the hot spots on the Trail of Tears. Features appearances by Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, and the dog from Wayne’s Instagram picture.

Posted in: Flaming Lips Drummer Says Wayne Coyne Fired Him For Criticizing The Governor’s Daughter’s Native American Headdress
#1 michael_ | May 2nd Score:50

Ke$ha, Miley, this Fallin chick — Does anyone else see a trend here with a 53-year-old Wayne Coyne trying to impress girls who are half his age or more with his hippie rock star antics? Maybe he should form a band with Thurston Moore and they can both have a mid-life crisis circle jerk together.

Posted in: Flaming Lips Drummer Says Wayne Coyne Fired Him For Criticizing The Governor’s Daughter’s Native American Headdress

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 buhloone0697 | May 5th Score:-18

I’m sure the album will be great but the album covers almost make me not want to purchase it. Horrible choices.

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: Swans To Be Kind
#4

Neo Tron | May 8th Score:-19

I’m not, but I like your mother

Posted in: Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence Tracklist Is Sensational
#3

Neo Tron | May 8th Score:-20

Tha Lana hater profile: failed (untalented) musician, ugly (especially the women haters), never listen to a Lana song (or they are listening in secret under the blanket while masturbating at a Lana picture), they swallowed all the BS written about her (sign of stupidity), cynics that are believing that cynicism is the highest manifestation form of intelligence (again a sign for stupidity), they believe that their prefered shity bands are the saviours of human artistry etc.

Posted in: Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence Tracklist Is Sensational
#2

Neo Tron | May 8th Score:-21

You are that type of a moron that thinks that he understood something. Don’t finger your ass here, go to sleep or better go and die

Posted in: Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence Tracklist Is Sensational
#1

Neo Tron | May 8th Score:-21

You are an incoherent idiot. It’s not RAY, you sad clown, it’s REY. And now, go and find some domestic animal in the hood and fuck it. It will calm you down. Then, slit your throat

Posted in: Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence Tracklist Is Sensational

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

dansolo | May 8th Score:1

Nice interview. Gira seems far more well-adjusted and down-to-earth than one might expect the guy behind Swans to be. Except the bit about Haiti being where we’re all headed. There’s the prophet of doom I know and love!

Posted in: Q&A: Michael Gira Of Swans On To Be Kind, Proper Crowdfunding, And The Human Voice
 
Comments (19)
  1. Jesus christ the Ultraviolence thread escalated quickly. Did he get banned?

  2. I better enjoy this mind-boggling number #1 comment this week (I had no idea that was so well-received?), because I think it’s a foregone conclusion that I’ve already swept next week’s bottom five.

    Sidenote: I know you all of you don’t want / need to hear the personal life element behind the nature of my comments, but the end of this week was really effing toxic and beyond irritating in a way I never thought could be imaginable due to work, and since I mostly comment when I am at work, I become a dick on here. I’ve been warned a few times about it and am literally am on my last warning I think, so I should know better, and I really don’t mean to be such a negative force in the comments or insult anyone in particular like the writers themselves, so it very much sucks that I both can’t get out of my own way and rely on Stereogum comments to provide some version of a normal interaction with the outside world during my daytime Monday through Friday.

    • Your comments are always hilarious to read.

      Do you, Michael. Do you.

      • I have to be more mindful of not indirectly insulting anyone or “hijacking” comment sections, though.

        If anyone has any novel advice on how to bare my unhealthy work life without it causing me to continuously self-destruct before your eyes, that would be great. I guess not commenting during work hours might be a good start…

        • (Aside from quitting, which isn’t an option and looking for a new job, which I have been frustratingly trying to do literally since the day I took this one a few years ago.)

        • As someone who also deals with intense stress, it’s really just a learning process. It takes time to learn how to not take it out on people. Just consciously work on it and you’ll get better.

          Much love _, you have some great opinions and get more hate than you deserve.

        • Quit. You’re young. Move to a city and try something else. Being financially responsible is worthless if you’re miserable in the meantime.

  3. Is there anyway we could have a section for most-voted-upon comment? Some of the best comments are really divisive and might get 30 up and 20 down, leaving them off this list entirely. It might be interesting to have some of the conversation-inspiring comments on here instead of just the funniest/bandwagoniest or most irritating.

    • I feel like this is also the best place to ask if there’s anyway to enable mobile commenting? I can’t count how many times I read a story and wanna comment but can’t cause I’m not near a computer

      • It’s on the wishlist. Hopefully soon!

        • About that wishlist…his name is Prince, and he is funky, and I’m just wondering when we might see a worst-to-best albums list.

          By the way, today I found out that this exists (warning – you can’t unsee it):

          • Crap, that was supposed to be a link. Deepest apologies to everyone.

          • have YOU listened to every Prince album? every single one? be honest. also i don’t know what the problem is with that doll, i would put him on my shelf and make him dance to “Housequake” every day

          • Prince will be ready before mobile commenting… this summer.

          • If fast-forwarding through the jazz/funk noodling of N.E.W.S. counts, then yes I’ve listened to all of them (I once spent a week masochistically slogging through “Prince’s iVault”, a nearly 900 track bootleg compilation with a 50-to-1 turd-to-lost-classic ratio).

          • That Prince doll looks like Gary (?) from Team America when he goes undercover in Durkastan. Derka derka, Mohammed jihad!

  4. haha, cool stuff. keep it comin’ !

  5. 1) Thanks for the love, eds!
    2) I want to reiterate that the Gira interview really was a great feature. For all of the bitching and moaning about click-bait and listicles (see the Black Keys vs. Bieber thread for the latest in this), but in the end that’s what people are choosing to read and comment on. At the same time, you guys serve up a unique snapshot of a bona fide musical genius who has made the year’s most ambitious and possibly it’s best album, someone who is a real-deal ungerground innovator and not some focus-grouped crossover act, and no one shows up. Well, the effort does not go unnoticed. Keep those features coming!

  6. So this week I discovered The Amazing Snakeheads’ album Amphetamine Blues. You know what? It’s really cool, in a sort of freaked out cowboy-surf garage rock vibe.

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