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

It’s the first week of a new year, which means the Coachella lineup is out: Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Hans Zimmer (!), Show Me The Body (?!). The Indio fest was also the subject of hot takes this week as folks remembered that Coachella is operated by Goldenvoice which is owned by AEG Live, a subsidiary of the Anschutz Corporation, which is run by a billionaire who has donated money to some despicable causes over the years. Should we boycott Coachella? Maybe! Should we also boycott AEG’s Mercury Lounge? Hm. I’m not saying we have to just accept that the world is run by evil monsters, just that this new outrage seems a bit arbitrary. (Do boycott Terminal 5 though.) Your best and worst comments about Coachella, the new Dropkick Murphys album, and more are below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  a.j.howard09
Score:23 | Jan 3rd

mall punk > music

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#9  Chris DeVille
Score:23 | Jan 5th

As the person who wrote our original album rankings, I have some revisions. The original list was before Yeezus and The Life Of Pablo, and it included Cruel Summer (which seems unwise in retrospect, but it was his newest release at the time and those singles go).

1. MBDTF
2. Late Registration
3. Yeezus
4. The College Dropout
5. Graduation
6. Watch The Throne
7. The Life Of Pablo
8. 808s & Heartbreak

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#8  Tom Breihan
Score:23 | Jan 3rd

Man, if I could pull that off…

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#7  cheap_suit_jr_jr
Score:25 | Jan 3rd

I have posted this story about 50 times on SG but I always feel the need to make it known that the Murphys were the favorite band of a friend of mine who died of cancer a few years back. When she was fighting it, the band lent their logo to her “Dropkick Cancer” fundraising campaign and played a private show in her hospital room, in gowns and masks and latex gloves. I will forever love the Dropkick Murphys even though I never liked the Dropkick Murphys.

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#6  raptor jesus
Score:26 | Jan 4th

Their “Stereogum” hyperlink links to “Tom Breihan Stereogum Coachella” in a google search.

That fucken’ site.

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#5  bingbonglol
Score:26 | Dec 30th, 2016

My brother (and Stereogum lurker) ordered this for me Christmas 2015 and I’ve been waiting an entire year to post it. I meant to do it for last week’s SUD but was too deep in famiyl xmas dealings. Happy new year y’all I love this website and learn just as much from the comments section as I do from all the great voices who write for this website.

Bing!

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#3 

doboba
Score:28 | Jan 4th

“Unless you want to be a dick about Radiohead”

Is this the SG equivalent of a Blochead Bat Signal?

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#2  monkeyridinghorse
Score:33 | Jan 5th

Yeezy season 5 preview:

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#1  theyachtmaster
Score:35 | Jan 3rd

I keep telling Bloc it’s a great strategy to solidify his brand.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  Vinylluv
Score:-4 | Dec 31st, 2016

If this is supposed to be a fan club only single, why would you share this with everyone? Seems like a dick move.

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#4  cheap_suit_jr_jr
Score:-5 | Jan 5th

1) LR
2) TCDO
3) MBDTF
4) Graduation
5) WTT
6) TLOP
7) Yeezus
8) [email protected]

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2. TCDO
3. WTT
4. LR
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7. 808s
8. Yeezus

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#3  cheap_suit_jr_jr
Score:-6 | Jan 5th

1. the repurposed album cover concept
2. the lead single with a hook sampled directly from the previous album
3. this music video designed as a reference point to the previous album’s promotional short film

That’s three direct references/repurposings in two songs.

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#2  Stereopun
Score:-7 | Jan 3rd

Glad to see the Boys Are Back

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#1  LosingMyEdge
Score:-7 | Jan 5th

It’s hard for me to think of a band that has been a bigger disappoint from it’s debut album to all of the rest than the Shins. ‘Oh Inverted World’ is so amazing and then just…meh.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  kernelenchilada
Score:13 | Jan 5th

I would walk 1000 miles to avoid listening to this

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