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This week Kate Bush returned to the stage after 35 years, Blood Brothers reunited at FYF, and Buster Poindexter joined Arcade Fire. Grimes released a great new video (but not an ice bucket video). We talked to Sinkane, Mutual Benefit, and in our latest #longread profile the guys from Merchandise. We ranked AC/DC’s albums worst to best and reviewed new albums from Ty Segall, Raury, and Interpol. We watched St. Vincent curse at the French journalists giving her a cruel listening test. We learned Rivers Cuomo is getting a sitcom and Adam Duritz is on Tinder. And speaking of 1994, the Sex Beatles’ Definitely Maybe turns 20 this weekend. Some critics really called Oasis “the Sex Beatles” back then, you guys! People in the ’90s were quite excitable (and the Internet was slow). Check out the week’s best and worst comments below and have a safe Labor Day if you celebrate Labor Day.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 donnytilla | Aug 22nd Score:19

Quantitative evidence: questioning fast food sponsorship is worse than homophobia.

Lesson learned, you insensitive son of a bitch.

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#9

Denise Homan | Aug 24th Score:19

What’s “hip” about having an opinion? Sad that you don’t seem to have one.

Posted in: Grimes Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge Because ALS Association Tests On Animals
#8 Max the King of All Wild Things | Aug 28th Score:20

I was going to write something, but I’m honestly just looking ahead in disbelief, blinking now and again, at that Steven Tyler tweet.

Posted in: The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”
#7 neverabadidea | Aug 25th Score:23

I’ll just leave this here.

Posted in: The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs
#6 Scott Lapatine | Aug 24th Score:24

Whoops, wrong thread.

Posted in: VMAs 2014 Comment Party
#5 crania americana | Aug 22nd Score:25

This was just a way of introducing us to Stereogum’s newest staff writer, M. Night Shyamalan.

Posted in: Jailed Meth Offender Convinces Cops He’s Scott Weiland For A Whole Month
#4

Dave Chandler | Aug 27th Score:33

Every picture of Adam Duritz looks like someone in a horrible wig impersonating Adam Duritz.

Posted in: Will Someone Please Right Swipe Adam Duritz On Tinder?
#3 muffinman | Aug 24th Score:33

just saw this

Posted in: VMAs 2014 Comment Party
#2 raptor jesus | Aug 25th Score:35

Look, I’m one of the biggest Kanye apologists you’ll ever meet.

Ye interrupting Swift at the VMAs? Actually hilarious and kind of true!

Ye releasing Yeezus? Well, he’s pushing new territory!

Ye jacking Aphex Twin with a very Mulholland Drive-esque “it’s not your song anymore”?

FUCK YOU KANYE! APOLOGIZE NOW YOU TWAT!

Posted in: Aphex Twin Reveals How Kanye West Tried To Rip Him Off On “Blame Game”
#1 Michael Nelson | Aug 24th Score:37

“From Imagine Dragons to Lorde, this has been an amazing year for rock.”

Posted in: VMAs 2014 Comment Party

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 abat33 | Aug 24th Score:-9

You love animals… but do you eat them??

Posted in: Grimes Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge Because ALS Association Tests On Animals
#4 blochead | Aug 27th Score:-10

That’s cool. Glad we could all make you ridiculously wealthy beyond imagination. Thanks for half assing it
for all of us that spend tons of time and money to watch you perform. Sorry you couldn’t get up for it. Give me a ring when you feel like you can put a decent effort.

On a side note…Fuck you, Andre.

Posted in: André 3000: “I Really Don’t Actually Get Anything From Performing”
#3 unregistered33 | Aug 22nd Score:-11

One of the few ways in which music has improved in the past 20 years is that there are now a lot less people pretending to like this kind of rock-critic-bait crap.

Posted in: Bakesale Turns 20
#2 BeTheBee66 | Aug 25th Score:-12

Kanye West is horrible music.

Posted in: Aphex Twin Reveals How Kanye West Tried To Rip Him Off On “Blame Game”
#1

Spencer Kenealy | Aug 24th Score:-14

If you’re trying to refute the fact that Grimes is a hipster, you are a hipster.

Posted in: Grimes Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge Because ALS Association Tests On Animals

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

blochead | Aug 27th Score:2

GARRETT WHITE…..WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU WHEN WE NEED YOU!?!?!?!

IT’S YOUR MOMENT TO SHINE.

Damn, bro.

Posted in: AC/DC Albums From Worst To Best
 
Comments (8)
  1. I’d like to take a moment to thank all the little people that made the above EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE possible…..

    Lemonjello, Raptor Jesus, muffinman,…I’m getting choked up sorry….of course the entire staff at SG…Oh God I know I’m forgetting so many people……OOHHH!!!!

    Garret White…you SOB, come up on this stage RIGHT NOW!! This is just as much your award as it is mine.

    (get him off the stage music starts playing)

    Oh lord…I have to wrap this up!! Thanks to all of you. I love you all so much. This means more to me than you can ever know!!! (weeping now).. Mom, Dad..I wouldn’t be here without you…..Good night!!!

  2. Was trying to explain this site to my girlfriend last night. She’s not a music person. Was then trying to explain the comments section and how her very own boyfriend received the highly coveted “editor in chief’s choice of the week”. It was not easy to explain the whole Garrett White thing, etc. I think she finally understood the whole thing. Her comment was very telling…

    “You’re an idiot”

    But I could feel the love behind those words.

  3. I can’t help but shine even in the face of the hate I persevere and succeed last place still better than no place lol #blessed

  4. Last time I was here I was in the “shut up dude” section. I like the variance in peoples reactions to me.

    • It’s more fun if you can alternate between massive thumbs up and thumbs down. Keep ‘em guessing. One thing is for damn sure….if there’s a popular thread and you drop something negative about Kanye your ass will mos def show up on “shut up dude”

      Also, Kanye sucks ass (see what I did right there???)

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