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

I spent the ’90s listening to Soundgarden, reading their Spin profiles, watching them on 120 Minutes, and trying to figure out the guitar tuning for “Burden In My Hand.” But I saw them in concert only once. It was at the Vic Theatre, during their 2010 reunion run, the grunge gods’ second show in 12 years. All night, roaring Gen Xers who never thought they’d see this band again handily drowned out one of rock’s most distinctive vocalists. They played all their best songs that evening — ”Jesus Christ Pose,” “Pretty Noose,” “Head Down,” “Rusty Cage,” etc. — and closed with “Like Suicide.” After saying goodbye to David Bowie, Prince, Chuck Berry, and countless other rock heroes in recent years, it doesn’t get any easier, but we won’t soon forget Chris Cornell. Here are some of the tributes Stereogum published in honor of the man yesterday and today…

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  Chris DeVille
Score:36 | May 12th

True story: My AIM screen name used to be MadGuitarSkillz

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#9  marko
Score:36 | May 16th

Let’s hope John Darnielle’s week goes a little better that last week’s AOTW recipients.

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#8  cheap_suit_jr_jr
Score:36 | May 12th

HOLD ON, WE’RE GOING HOME

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#7  StarGrimes
Score:36 | May 13th

When shit hits the fan, is you still a fan!?

No, not really

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#6  dansolo
Score:41 | May 12th

Feels bad. We don’t know to what extent the allegations are true, but it seems obvious that Ben lied when they said they had no knowledge of this incident. The fact that they lied and tried to co-opt this language of mediation and social justice and rape culture to come out looking better for it is really pathetic and trivializes everything they’re claiming to stand for. It’s gonna be hard to listen to an album of queer empowerment anthems from them after this.

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#5  billy corgan when he had hair
Score:42 | May 18th

I’m gonna shamelessly piggyback off your first comment, if you don’t mind:

If anyone reading this is relating a little too much for their liking, please do talk to someone about it. I know “talk to someone about it” is almost as bad as “it gets better”, but they’re repeated incessantly for a reason. Seriously, just text a friend “hey I’m feeling weird and I know I’m supposed to ‘talk about it’ but I don’t know how to start a conversation like that”. That’s how I do it, at least. They’ll be more than happy to help in any way they can. Open communication takes away some of its power. The prospect of an untimely death is far less romantic once it’s outside of your own narrow scope of experience. People need people to ground them sometimes, and that is totally okay.

(Also, don’t be afraid of the hospital and therapists and meds. But that’s like a couple steps down the line from this. I promise your life is worth whatever bills or awkward conversations or ruined semesters or lost jobs you’ll face. Love you guys, be safe.)

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#4  mickrandom26
Score:42 | May 13th

See what happens when you become Stereogum’s album of the week?

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#3  undergroundspoon
Score:47 | May 12th

This was a dumb thing to tweet.— Tom Breihan (@tombreihan) May 12, 2017

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#2  silas wegg
Score:65 | May 12th

I’m kinda doubting the authenticity of their music when at least one half of the band (allegedly) isn’t even a bottom after all.

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#1  Scones of Dunshire
Score:115 | May 12th

They hit RCK BTTM pretty damn quick.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  carcrashkiss
Score:-14 | May 16th

Sorry, I didn’t know I had to be a mediocre star to be able to have my voice on a fucking message board. And thousands of people have never been a good taste indicator. Want proof of that?
Look what you’ve got with your meaninful songs from you hot-as-fuck queer messiah band. Honestly? You all should have known better than this was absolute bullshit.

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#4  heshmanyear
Score:-17 | May 18th

Now we know why Chris Cornell did what he did

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#3  charles barkley
Score:-18 | May 18th

OK – time to go away now.

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#2  Yung
Score:-19 | May 16th

yeah melt those snowflakes!

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#1  GarbanzoBean
Score:-23 | May 18th

This shouldn’t be used as gossip fodder/click bait for blogs. Stop

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  Donnypool
Score:0 | May 12th

Would’ve thought it would have jam in

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