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

By Scott Lapatine / June 27, 2014

This week we launched our Song Of The Summer poll, which pissed off many of you because it did not include the songs you wanted on the ballot. But here’s the thing: the concept of Song Of The Summer is a thing with a widely agreed upon definition. Here’s NPR, for example: “We’re talking about a song that explodes and quickly permeates pop culture. It runs rampant up and down your radio dial, around your parties and deep in your brain.” It’s not necessarily your favorite song of the year nor the best song of the year; it’s a pop radio hit that for better or worse will always remind you of this season. We really should have done an “Indie Song Of The Summer” or a straight-up “Song Of The Summer” poll without Future Islands or Röyksopp to confuse things. So, sorry. It’s a dumb poll without Grimes, anyway!

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10

Wesley Morgan Paraham | Jun 24th Score:25

fight the power my nigga

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#9 plastic pants | Jun 26th Score:26

Oh man this is going to be the most divisive song of the year.

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#8

Tim Curtin | Jun 24th Score:26

well i guess this summer is going to suck

Posted in: Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2014
#7 makeitpop | Jun 24th Score:27

Manu Ginobli really on fire right now.

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#6

David Fox | Jun 24th Score:30

Honestly, what is Stereogum’s problem with Mac Demarco?

Posted in: Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2014
#5

Kenny Williams | Jun 24th Score:31

If you want us to vote for “what this season means to us” then you should’ve included our actual suggestions instead of a few of these shitty choices.

I know The War On Drugs isn’t “summer music” but it got a lot of votes and obviously means A LOT to us this year.

Posted in: Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2014
#4

Fearghal Breslin | Jun 24th Score:32

Caribou – Can’t do without you??? C’mon man, keep up keep up.

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#3 plb102 | Jun 24th Score:34

“a Song Of The Summer should have to get played on pop radio I think”

Does anyone have the list of previous Song of the Summer winners to see if they all meet this standard? I thought Japandroids won two summers ago and I never heard them on pop radio. I can’t recall any other winners besides “Get Lucky”.

Posted in: Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2014
#2 MagicUnicornFairy | Jun 24th Score:39

Hey everyone!

I made a poll that has the top 10 comments from the nomination page as options! Here it is:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Xz_kidvEDcv-ALtR6xyRJ7B6SO5noL6_EL_-NJT46T0/viewform?usp=send_form

If enough people vote, I’ll post the “Revised Readers’ Choice” Song of the Summer 2014 to either this week’s or next week’s “Best Comments of the Week” page.

Please keep in mind that this is the first time I’ve made a poll, so if you notice any issues, please let me know!

Posted in: Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2014
#1 plb102 | Jun 24th Score:47

Didn’t the guy who suggested “Talking Backwards” get a ton of plus 1′s? Take a hint Stereogum…

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#4 lintmonster | Jun 24th Score:-12

I think Japandroids had a lot of buzz that summer, even though they were a flash in the pan. I think that is why they were on the list for song of the summer.

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#3 lintmonster | Jun 25th Score:-14

They’re all the worst.

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#2

Matthew Collier | Jun 24th Score:-23

I wonder how many sexual favors it took to get this uninteresting track to get made

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#1 Scott Lapatine | Jun 24th Score:-26

Sorry if that was misleading — we intended to create the ballot ourselves but w/ some input from commenters. We included Future Islands because so many people wanted it, but I don’t really see how it’s eligible; a Song Of The Summer should have to get played on pop radio I think.

Posted in: Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2014

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

ryn_weaver | Jun 24th Score:22

hehe that would be nice to have some major label money. Actually, i met benny at a party a year back and showed him my sound cloud… he had already been working with cashmere cat a bit… and he showed michael some of my music that I had produced and written on my own… and we all kinda just started to make some music. I’m signed to friends keep secrets… and indie. this is actually more of a passion project for them but it’s my vision. I know i’m not supposed to respond to internet trolls but i was bored. xx

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