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

Well, it is a dark day. President Trump’s speech did nothing to quell fears about the impending dystopian hellscape. If you don’t care about music blog content today … understood. However, as Julien Baker points out, it helps to remember “the importance of the liberty we defend in the preservation of art as a powerful tool to challenge injustice.” To that effect, this week we shared new protest songs from Gorillaz, Arcade Fire, Angel Olsen, United Nations, Joey Bada$$, OK Go, Fiona Apple, CoCoRosie & ANOHNI, and others. See you at the March.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  sandro
Score:27 | Jan 16th

Everything is just peachy

Posted in: Culture Abuse Charge Skrillex’s Band From First To Last With Ripping Off Cover Art
#9  LeMonjello
Score:28 | Jan 19th

I dunno, I mean, does *every* musical release this past week(s?) have to be related to the inauguration?

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
#8  blochead
Score:29 | Jan 19th

The best protest is the same as it’s always been. Namely: dance, laugh, and love in the face of the evil. Japandroids understand this. Like few others.

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
#7  brewmonster
Score:29 | Jan 13th

Conservatives: Celebrities should shut up about politics.
Celebrity: I support the conservative candidate.
Conservatives: WE GOT ONE!!! HOLY SHIT! The dude who played the villain in Anaconda agrees with us! Everyone shut up and let him talk!

Posted in: Trump Inauguration Books 3 Doors Down
#6  a.j.howard09
Score:29 | Jan 17th

“What will future politics look like?”

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#5  sandro
Score:30 | Jan 16th

Very lame cover band of overrated rock artist. Can’t even hold their word. Sad!

Posted in: Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Pulls Out Of NJ Inaugural Gala
#3  cheap_suit_jr_jr
Score:33 | Jan 16th

So you opened your browser this morning and typed stereogum.com in the box because you expected to find some incisive foreign policy analysis, or…?

Posted in: Culture Abuse Charge Skrillex’s Band From First To Last With Ripping Off Cover Art
#2  ghostchannels
Score:33 | Jan 17th

I really don’t know when “saying whatever is on your mind” became an admirable trait.

Posted in: Trump Inauguration Books Sam Moore
#1  annied
Score:35 | Jan 19th

“typically and traditionally American” is the most blatantly racially coded phrase i’ve heard in a while. oh wait, I forgot about “crime infested.”

Posted in: Trump Inaugural Committee Says Kanye Was Not Asked To Perform Because It’s A “Typically And Traditionally American” Event

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  antigone
Score:-8 | Jan 19th

One of the only samples I will never forgive Kanye for using.

Posted in: Trump Inaugural Committee Says Kanye Was Not Asked To Perform Because It’s A “Typically And Traditionally American” Event
#4  herberto
Score:-9 | Jan 19th

…of overrated american life anthems by an overrated rock artist.

Posted in: Here’s What Bruce Springsteen Played At A Private Farewell Concert For Obama’s Staff
#3 

Justin Brown
Score:-10 | Jan 19th

Fuck anyone talking about their religion who starts with, “Friendly reminder:…” Pound sand, dude.

Posted in: Sufjan Stevens Wants You To Remember The Ten Commandments
#2 

Evan Parr
Score:-14 | Jan 17th

Lol, Waka a petty ass bitch.

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#1  Dentata
Score:-18 | Jan 15th

MAGA!! Every time a celebrity cries over Trump it assures me I voted for the right man!

Posted in: Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out Of Trump Inauguration

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  bingbonglol
Score:6 | Jan 19th

I started doing this thing at concerts where I try to get whoever is on stage to wave back to me. I am honored to have Mavis in this very close circle of musicians, she’s lovely

Posted in: Arcade Fire – “I Give You Power” (Feat. Mavis Staples)