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

This week you guys offered a lot of insightful discourse while knowing full well your fellow readers could not validate you with a THUMBS UP or DOWN. Yes, our comment rating tools are still missing (we’re working on it, ETA IDK) so there was no highest and lowest rated comments this week. That means this installment of Shut Up, Dude is not a list of comments. Instead, let’s … look at some animated .gifs? Animated .gifs in review of the week’s biggest stories! That’ll do. Check ‘em out below, then watch an informative 1995 episode of Computer Chronicles featuring a band who multicast a concert over the Internet MBone (via Mental Floss).

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories was confirmed for a 5/21 release on Columbia. (Hear 15 funky seconds here.)

We spoke to Harmony Korine about Skrillex, Gucci Mane, and his new movie Spring Breakers. Bikinis and big booties, y’all.

Lily Cole gets burned alive in Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Megaforce-directed “Sacrilege” video, our second favorite clip of the week. The band also signed up for GoogaMooga 2 and dropped “Under The Earth” this morning.

Wavves released a creepy video for “Afraid Of Heights,” then made their late night TV debut on Letterman. Nice shirt, Stephen Pope!

Tyler, The Creator’s Dave Matthews-free Wolf is “an album deeply up its own ass,” wrote Tom in our Premature Evaluation. The “IFHY” video is clever, though.

It was a very Britt Daniel week. Divine Fits stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live and Split Single released a few songs on SoundCloud. But before those bands there was Spoon: read our ranking of their entire discography here.

Lollapalooza’s lineup leaked, confirming Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, and the Killers among headliners we already knew about. Also on the bill are the Cure. Nine Inch Nails, and New Order.

Vampire Weekend incurred the wrath of Saab enthusiasts for torching a car in the “Diane Young” lyric video. Ezra Koenig was forced to comment on the controversy, assuring fans that VW “respects cars” and “Rostam especially loves Saabs.” Then they played some MVOTC cuts on QTV.

The Strokes are back! The new stuff — even b-side “Fast Animals” — isn’t bad, but it’s far from their best work. We narrowed down the winners to their 10 best songs.

We celebrated the 20th anniversary of Suede’s self-titled debut LP, an album generally acknowledged as the birth of Britpop. Check that out here.

Michael covered The Black Market: The Month In Metal, highlighting tracks from Altar Of Plagues, A Pregnant Light, Hate Meditation, and many others. And Kvelertak was our Album Of The Week. But the black metal community doesn’t make many .gifs, so you get that one.

Finally, check out our Monthly Mix (.zip, Spotify, or Soundcloud — you choose) if you haven’t yet. Have a great weekend.