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

It’s been a great couple of days for ambitious music videos, with highly stylized clips from Phoenix, Beach House, and the Knife all arriving towards the end of the week. (Not to mention our most popular story of the week was a Biffy Clyro video.) In addition to posting all of those, we ranked Modest Mouse’s discography and the Notorious B.I.G.’s 10 best songs. We gave Album Of The Week honors to Waxahatchee’s Cerulean Salt and Backtracked Mirah’s Advisory Committee. And we spoke with Marnie Stern and Caveman. Here’s how the best and worst comments on all that stuff panned out…

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10

Kevin Broydrick | Mar 1st Score:23

Fuck iTunes.

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#9 Dick Litman | Mar 4th Score:26

wait, so that was or wasn’t david bowie?

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#8 Michael_ | Mar 1st Score:26

So much hate for basement bloggers in this piece. You do know some of us actually bother to write more than two sentences about a song and don’t just regurgitate whatever trend is collectively determined by the mass to be good at the moment, right?

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#7

Daire Beare | Mar 4th Score:28

Living proof, that sometimes friends are mean.

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#6

Little Bear | Mar 6th Score:29

It would’ve been cool to include Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks, The Fruit that Ate Itself, No ones First and You’re Next, and Building Nothing out of Something.

Posted in: Modest Mouse Albums From Worst To Best
#5 Dr. Feelgood | Mar 4th Score:29

So true.

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#4

Paul Mazurkiewicz | Mar 1st Score:29

So a whole post about how much your own website basically sucks and should be ignored?

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#2 Scott Lapatine | Mar 4th Score:48

Hey “davidbowie,”
You share an IP address with recipebear! And Corky Anderson, obvs.

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#1 Michael_ | Mar 1st Score:52

You know what would be a great way for 2013?s indie culture to go back to 2003?s? If content on large music websites wasn’t driven by online advertising goals.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5

Tim Curtin | Mar 1st Score:-11

do you REALLY like crazy in love?? i’m just always a bit dubious when people list off a bunch of (mainly) indie rock bands and then there’s the random pop star in there.

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#4

Sheila Turcotte | Mar 6th Score:-12

Wait until the truth about Isaac Brock comes out publicly. This guy has had it coming for years. Can’t wait to see the public reaction of who this man really is. Truth is stranger than fiction.

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#3 titusbellinger | Mar 1st Score:-13

How many times have we heard the artist “Going back to basics” bla bla bla routine. Sheep all get suckered in and if this were released on the heels of earthling people would cry foul because they would say how stale and not of the times it is. Its just critics and “fans” trying to deify him and the album for publicity and a buzz. So lame. So contrived. So utterly ridiculous in a pathetic way. And, before you feel the need to be asinine and downvote my legit opinions, just take a look at that cover…to be nice but blunt, pretty stupid cover. Photoshopped in someone’s trendy hipster L.A. loft no doubt to get street cred for “going back to basics”. Even the cover has no real significance or imagination. I’m a die hard fan of Bowie and love the more obtuse category like Low and Lodger, but this album is going to just get all this critical praise ( looking at you stereogum too) because its a back to basics approach, when if it came out after reality it would probably have just been ignored. Only because it comes out after so many years its time to christen it some wonderful masterpiece. So stand in front of it and lap it up doggies….cause this guy may not be a paid music critic like our man tom here but i’m not buying into the hype machine. We should have a record social commentary page too on stereogum where people like me and others who see through the blind spots of music and the blogosphere can really tell it like it is.

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#2 Tim Martinez | Mar 6th Score:-19

“The Moon & Antarctica and Good News For People Who Love Bad News are both better than The Lonesome Crowded West” – Everyone

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#1

Tim Curtin | Mar 1st Score:-21

aww that was so adorably naive

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

Dick Litman | Mar 5th Score:1

don’t know where else to put this, but i went and saw free energy last night and spoke with the lead singer for an extensive amount of time (his doing, not mine. although i enjoyed it, i didn’t want to be THAT guy) anyways, i brought up his recent commenting on the site and he had the nicest things to say about everyone. he loves us! he thought i was michael at first, and so naturally i assumed michael’s identity and told him a bunch of lies. totally kidding, but yeah he had nice things to say about you michael, and i confirmed them. and he loves tom, as do i. we had a very large deconstructing ian cohen discussion, which was very (de)constructive (?) anyways, random post, just thought it was interesting. they kicked major ass live, didn’t know i could groove like that

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (AMRIT)

Iver Hillman | Mar 5th Score:4

serious question: is ben gibbard wearing a wig?

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