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

By Scott Lapatine / September 16, 2011

This week we published our second annual list of the 40 Best New Bands of the past 12 months. Everyone agreed it was flawless: thanks for the unanimous feedback! Elsewhere we dissected new singles from Coldplay, Justice, Wavves. Ryan Adams, James Blake, Florence & The Machine and Thom Yorke (THE Thom Yorke). Finally, given that this week’s sexiest nontroversy goes to Lana Del Rey Gate, it’s only appropriate that today’s Shut Up, Dude doubles as a goodbye party to rabble-rouser theduchessofthomyorke.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 Coj | Sep 13th Score:14

That was actually a re-release. THIS is the much anticipated, and inevitably disappointing, second comment.

Posted in: Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011
#8

Tucker Cotter | Sep 9th Score:14

IF YOU LIKE DAS RACIST SO MUCH, WHY DON’T YOU MARRY THEM?????

Posted in: Das Racist Relax Premature Evaluation
#7

Jason Martinez | Sep 9th Score:16

I’m on the internet ’cause I’m an internet thug.

Posted in: Das Racist Relax Premature Evaluation
#6 MikeyObviously | Sep 9th Score:18
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#5 djfreshie | Sep 13th Score:19

I liked you better on your first comment. The second was kind of derivative.

Posted in: Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011
#4

Pine Straw | Sep 13th Score:19

40 New Bands?!?? Dang it, I’m still trying to get into the Big Pink.

Posted in: Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011
#3

Jon Gier | Sep 12th Score:19

Lupe Fiasco’s going to be rapping over this in a few months, guaranteed.

Posted in: Coldplay – “Paradise”
#2 memoryboy | Sep 9th Score:22

shut up, dude.

Posted in: Das Racist Relax Premature Evaluation
#1

Michael Robenalt | Sep 9th Score:34

“I don’t like Carter 4 because I think it was unsatisfactory as a piece of music”

- everyone who doesn’t like Tha Carter IV

Posted in: Das Racist Relax Premature Evaluation

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 theduchessofthomyorke | Sep 12th Score:-16

Judging by your pic and the fact all your posts are about rap and r&b, I think you mean “wiggered hipster drivel.”

Posted in: The Blueprint Turns 10
#4 theduchessofthomyorke | Sep 9th Score:-17

(j/k I haven’t even heard the album lol)

Posted in: Das Racist Relax Premature Evaluation
#3 theduchessofthomyorke | Sep 12th Score:-22

“The game needed him then more than it needs him now, but The Blueprint opened a door. Luckily, many others and I walked through into previously-unexplored music terrain and never looked back.”

Really? If you ask me, the game never needed him, I sure as hell don’t need him now and I wish the door stayed closed. Take yourself and others on your exploratory terrain walk and go get lost.

Posted in: The Blueprint Turns 10
#2 theduchessofthomyorke | Sep 12th Score:-23

Also, I gotta get this off my chest: Stereogum has become too rap and hip-hop heavy. My guess is that it’s better for the site’s traffic and revenue so you ditched covering the good music and have opted for the obligatory wussified hipster dribble on top of it. What it needs is for someone who has the balls the size of Brandon’s to come back and get things back on track. We don’t need metal coverage, but seriously, ‘Gum, grow a pair or else this site will just be about Drake, Lana Del Botox and a random hyped up shoegaze pop band.

Posted in: The Blueprint Turns 10
#1 ddogdunit | Sep 9th Score:-23

“n his spare time, Himanshu Suri, who is genuinely one of the nicest, funniest, smartest dudes I’ve known since I’ve been in New York, supplied one of Stroked‘s most memorable cuts. (Disclosure: he’s a friend of the site, and has contributed eloquently).”

gross. if they’re your friends, we don’t want to hear about it, and on top of that, it makes it seem unprofessional. you also seem like you’re gloating that you’re friends with “celebrities”. keep it to yourself next time, it colors the entire thing poorly.

Posted in: Das Racist Relax Premature Evaluation

EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

donnytilla | Sep 15th Score:3

This could have been good. “Im Kim Kardashian but today I’m supposed to be princess leah” *shrug* *brain dead*

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EDITOR’S CHOICE (AMRIT)

Michael_ | Sep 14th Score:1

Alright, you’re invited to come over now. I think this is a good step for us both, Amrit. I’ll retire the duchess act and maybe I’ll get an extra visit or two on my site. Thanks for the “positive reinforcement”!

Posted in: Stream Jens Lekman An Argument With Myself EP

[Editor's Note: It is truly poetic that theduchessofthomyorke became Michael_ on a post titled 'An Argument With Myself.']