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We’re still a few days away from the official release of Ultraviolence, but if you’ve already heard it, you’re probably surprised at how good it is. As Tom wrote, “Ultraviolence is a gorgeous, shattering piece of work, and it’s just as euphorically fake as Born To Die was. It’s just that LDR fakes it realer now.” But if narco-swing torch songs aren’t your thing, this week gave you plenty of other returning artists to get excited about: Spoon, the Bug, Death From Above 1979, FKA twigs, Death Grips, Jeff Tweedy, Grimes, Nicki Minaj, Weezer, Sólstafir, alt-J, the New Pornos, Blonde Redhead… Something for everyone! Also: Psy! Or you can spend your Morrissey refund on the Rush catalog. The point is, your best and worst comments are below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 raptor jesus | Jun 12th Score:20

Louna Del Rey was almost a thing.

RIP LOU

Posted in: Lana Del Rey: “I Wish I Was Dead Already”
#9

Chad Newman | Jun 6th Score:20

Yes, this album is great, and STP are underrated…but “better than Pearl Jam”?

No. No. No.

Posted in: Purple Turns 20
#8 ifeelpretty | Jun 7th Score:21

appropriate culturation

Posted in: Watch Grimes Debut “Go,” Her Song For Rihanna, At Governors Ball
#7 LeMonjello | Jun 12th Score:22

Well, here’s to hoping her a better outlook on life. I think we often forget that fame and fortune have little to do with happiness and life satisfaction.

Posted in: Lana Del Rey: “I Wish I Was Dead Already”
#6

Stephen Fish | Jun 10th Score:23

Real talk: how many times does he get to do this before someone calls bullshit on him?

Posted in: Still Ill: Morrissey Cancels Tour, Blames Opening Act
#5

Wesley Morgan Paraham | Jun 9th Score:28

Beyonce did a Death Grips, really. Government Plates dropped out of nowhere as well, and had music videos for every track.

Posted in: Download Death Grips’ “Niggas On The Moon” Feat. Björk, Half Of A New Album The Powers That B
#4 BarnLife | Jun 12th Score:30

also did anyone else think this was the name of a new song?

Posted in: Lana Del Rey: “I Wish I Was Dead Already”
#2

Kyle Steury | Jun 8th Score:31

I think Rivers made that face because he’s never really heard anyone cheer during Beverly Hills before…

Posted in: Watch Weezer’s Drummer Catch A Fan’s Frisbee Without Missing A Beat Of “Beverly Hills”
#1 KingMe | Jun 10th Score:37

I wonder if anyone has suggested he have some chicken soup.

Posted in: Still Ill: Morrissey Cancels Tour, Blames Opening Act

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5

Arnaud Dodier | Jun 8th Score:-6

It seems to be a better version!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfRqugwXN8w

Posted in: Watch Grimes Debut “Go,” Her Song For Rihanna, At Governors Ball
#4 unregistered33 | Jun 7th Score:-8

Ladies and gentlemen, it has been an honor!

I guess the lesson here is bastardize other people’s music all you want but stay the hell away from other people’s stereogum comments!

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#3 miss_merboy | Jun 10th Score:-8

B L A C K I E released his first album in 2005. see fuckers in this place that bit his style.

Posted in: Album Of The Week: clipping. CLPPNG
#2 lil wayne disciple | Jun 12th Score:-12

Don’t worry, Lana. Many of your biggest detractors feel similarly.

Posted in: Lana Del Rey: “I Wish I Was Dead Already”
#1

Phil Herring | Jun 9th Score:-12

Interpol, Jack White, TV On The Radio not on the list yet fucking Grimes is? Whack.

Also I know it’s not popular Stereogum opinion because these bands are basically just, well, pop bands but I though The 1975, Bastille and Foster The People were thoroughly enjoyable. AlunaGeorge also played a great set on Sunday that picked things up. I did not realize The Kills were that big (they had a huge crowd) though I think that probably had more to do with their competition at the time not being that big either. Vampire Weekend closing was a dependable (though predictable) set and enjoyable. The Strokes…totally phoned in. Exact same set they played in Port Chester.

Posted in: The 10 Best Sets At Governors Ball 2014

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

dansolo | Jun 12th Score:16

I wouldn’t worry about him too much. A grown man doesn’t end up on national television in his best Beetlejuice suit, former child star’s ass planted firmly in crotch, while still retaining the capacity to feel shame.

Posted in: The Week In Pop: What Can We Actually Learn From Billboard And Twitter’s Trending 140?
 
Comments (6)
  1. For real though, B L A C K I E is pretty god damn rad. So is Clipping. Let’s all just have a giant group hug/violent orgy about the great quality of experimental rap.

  2. This week I’ve had a lot of trouble not clicking on the ’9 people you won’t believe exist’ link. I’m being worn down

  3. Dynasty!

  4. I’m just going to randomly post this here because I know there are a bunch of Jai Paul fans on the Gum and this is some very exciting news -

    http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/20198/1/rodaidh-mcdonald-talks-new-albums-from-the-xx-and-jai-paul

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