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

This week, man. Things are dire in our hometown, and we hope the reading of these blogposts were as successful (and temporary) a diversion as writing them has been. The real recap of this week is, shit in NYC is fucked (see also: the Marathon is still happening this weekend?)(UPDATE: It’s not!), and people need help. So, most importantly, here is how you can help: Donate blood, or money to America Cares, or the Red Cross, or locallly to the Red Hook Initiative. And if you live in NYC and can volunteer, WNYC has a great list of places where you can do so, as does Brokelyn, and Time Out NY.

As for the week’s editorial highlights, we launched a new column where we talked to Fucked Up about parenthood (column’s called Parental Advisory, naturally), thought about Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar and Soundscan, met Ofei and Jessica Pratt, watched Death Grips and Epic drop each other, learned that Cat Power is sick and broke, paid retrospective props to Sigur Rós, The Misfits, and Bob Mould, and heard a song from Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace, and watched Vampire Weekend play a new one.

We also read some great and terrible comments, many of which are collected here for you:



Sölvi Þór Hannesson | Oct 30th Score:16

The video for Untitled #1 was one of the best uses of children I’ve ever seen.

Posted in: Sigur Rós’s ( ) Turns 10

Nick Burica | Oct 30th Score:17

jesus, Im getting old. Stereogum solely exists to remind everyone they’re getting older. Its a website dedicated to marking the passing of time & making lists regarding that time.

Posted in: Sigur Rós’s ( ) Turns 10

Rob Kaplan | Oct 26th Score:18

Am I the only one who puts In Rainbows at the same level as Ok Computer and Kid A?

Posted in: Radiohead Albums From Worst To Best
#7  yoko_oh_no | Nov 1st Score:21

“So here’s the plan. Do what nobody would ever expect us to do: sign up with a major label, even though it goes completely against our ethos. Then, act entirely against the terms of the contract we chose to sign (that went completely against out ethos). Finally, we act surprised/kick up an internet shitstorm when the label inevitably drops us (for acting entirely against the terms of the contract we chose to sign that went completely against our ethos.”

“That’s a cool plan, MC Ride, but why?”


Posted in: Death Grips Dropped By Epic
#6  fruit | Nov 1st Score:21

This news is pretty


Posted in: Death Grips Dropped By Epic

Lucas Knapp | Oct 31st Score:21

knew you could do it, Max.

Posted in: Death Grips Leak Angry Emails From Epic

Michael Robenalt | Nov 1st Score:23


Posted in: Death Grips Leak Angry Emails From Epic

Sam Nabors | Nov 1st Score:28

No Corban, Taylor Swift isn’t going to go out with you.

Posted in: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Soundscan & The Future Of The Album

Alex Sobel | Oct 31st Score:38

I hate to be this guy, but when you sign to a label, you follow the label’s rules. Sucks, but that’s business.

Posted in: Death Grips Leak Angry Emails From Epic

Max Harrold | Oct 31st Score:41
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Cameron Cullen | Oct 31st Score:-9

I think this was nothing but an attack at one of the few big corporations that has been sucking the life and creativity out of music for an age. Death Grips made a promise to their fans to release 2 albums this year, this was compromised by the label which I think the band was expecting to happen.

Epic fell for it, fuck em.

I’m all for this.

Posted in: Death Grips Leak Angry Emails From Epic
#4  buzz fledderjohn | Oct 30th Score:-9

Anarcho-capitalism is the answer!

Okay, I’ll shut up now…

Posted in: Titus Andronicus And The Possibility Of Punk Patriotism

Deborah Wynn | Oct 26th Score:-9

Frankly-who gives a sh*t. Thanks for yet another “news”less article Stereogum.

Posted in: Lil Wayne Hospitalized After In-Flight Seizure

JAM Murray | Nov 1st Score:-10

yeah, this album is pretty lame

Posted in: Kendrick Sells 241K
#1  buzz fledderjohn | Oct 30th Score:-13

Great article Liz!

I think it’s important not to let Abraham Lincoln off the hook for so many of the crimes against civil liberties that he took during the Civil War. These things have been glossed over or forgotten through revisionist history. Basically Lincoln was the original NDAA style indefinite detention president. One could be arrested without charge or trial for badmouthing the president. Or, you could face a military tribunal for discouraging someone from entering in the draft (which first came into being under Lincoln).

I, for one, refuse to vote. I refuse to legitimize the criminal enterprise known as the Federal Government. I’m not going to vote for a lesser of two evils–that’s still evil. Both parties are a disgrace to this country. There needs to be more real choices! Until then, I refuse to vote for either of these beyond corrupt cartels.

Posted in: Titus Andronicus And The Possibility Of Punk Patriotism



Kevin Broydrick | Oct 30th Score:14

i envision the scene at the show looking something like this…

Posted in: Sigur Rós’s ( ) Turns 10


  feerock | Nov 1st Score:-3

not too impressed with this ‘Gum list :( here’s a better one for October:

Posted in: Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2012

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Advice to this commenter: You should totally reach out to the proprietor of the blog you big-upped and let him know what a fan you are of his work!]