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Workin’ In A Cocktail Bar: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Everybody loves “Don’t You Want Me,” the chart-topping, He Said/She Said hit from Sheffield synth-pop masters the Human League.

“You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar,” it starts. Then it has other lyrics that are different and ultimately inessential. A few days ago a YouTube user took it… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 31, 2015 - 6:07 pm

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

I gotta head to the Jason Isbell show in Brooklyn, so cool if we skip the intro today? You guys don’t even read the intro, do you? Your best and worst comments from another exhausting week are below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

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By: Scott Lapatine / July 24, 2015 - 5:13 pm

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

It was another strong week for albums (thanks in part to the latest LPs from Jason Isbell and Tame Impala) and last night Wilco pulled a Beyoncé (or a Wilco?) with the excellently titled and illustrated Star Wars. The band is expected to play some of these new songs at Pitchfork Festival tonight. Stereogum’s Tom… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 17, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Skrillex And Diplo Just Hit The Studio With Arcade Fire

Skrillex’s Full Flex Express Tour makes eight stops in Canada this month, and in advance of tonight’s show in Montreal, Sonny Moore and Wes Pentz found time to create some beats with a couple of celebrated local musicians. The above photo (via DL Jones’ Facebook) shows Jack Ü jamming in the studio with Win Butler… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 10, 2015 - 9:19 pm

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

Happy new Global Release Day! There actually weren’t so many exciting albums released this week, but there was a lot of wacky news. Shaggy shared a plan to defeat ISIS … KoЯn remixed Яihanna … Weezer was in a weird Honda commercial and SOPHIE soundtracked a McDonald’s one … Number Eight made a video for… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 10, 2015 - 6:26 pm

Comments from Scott Lapatine

“Am I Wrong” is a great song!

“Rude” is not.

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August 2, 2015 on Watch Taylor Swift Cover “Am I Wrong” With Nico & Vinz In Vancouver

That is not a bug, but fortunately I think it might go away soon. I can’t imagine anyone clicking on it here and have always protested having it, but on other sites it is apparently effective.

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July 31, 2015 on Workin’ In A Cocktail Bar: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

It is an ad bug affecting many online publishers. As I understand it, what happens is some shitty advertiser gets its remnant unit approved by Google then goes in and changes the link to a pop-up for the App Store, which is obviously not allowed. It’s very hard to track every instance down, but our ad ops people are working on it!

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July 31, 2015 on Workin’ In A Cocktail Bar: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

When I was little it was called VH-1 Top 21. Extra song!

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July 31, 2015 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “Warm Blood”

James, we’re getting paid for this right?

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July 31, 2015 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “Warm Blood”

“No Real Friend” was one of my favorite songs of 2013. And the Tamaryn album is great.

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July 29, 2015 on Q&A: Jorge Elbrecht On What Producers Really Do, What Ariel Pink Is Really Like, And How Mainstream Pop Has Reached A State Of Idiocracy

I’ll look into it. I wonder if it happens when you scroll too soon after loading the page? Like you have to give it 2 seconds to load?

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July 27, 2015 on Have We Reached Peak Vinyl?

I saw him last night in Brooklyn, he is great.

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July 25, 2015 on 50 Years Later, Bob Dylan’s Electric Guitar Returns To Newport