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

It was another week of controversy, in which Death Grips bailed on Lolla, Daft Punk cancelled Colbert, and Jack White didn’t want to be anywhere near Dan Auerbach. On a lighter note we celebrated 10 years of The O.C., ranked Elvis Costello’s discography, and chose the 10 best Pulp Songs. Here are your best and worst responses to it all.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10

Eddie McMenamin | Aug 7th Score:19

Doing this from a distance makes Death Grips giant fucking cowards.

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#9 cafreema | Aug 2nd Score:20

And Led Zeppelin is of course seen as one of the biggest song/sound stealers in rock history.

Everybody steals.

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#8 The Aura of the H-Man | Aug 2nd Score:20

You should totally demand your money back.

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#7

Andrew Burr | Aug 7th Score:20

I cant justify what Death Grips did at all. I cant even consider it an artistic statement. It just them being lazy assholes. People dont pay $50 or so to go listen to a venue play an album while a drum kit just sits on the stage. Fuck off Death Grips.

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#6 plb102 | Aug 2nd Score:25

I actually respect Jack’s extreme immaturity on some level(probably cuz it’s funny) but as a father he should be more interested in the quality of his children’s education than what band his kid’s classmate’s parents are in.

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#5 drgonzo | Aug 2nd Score:27

And thus Robert Johnson, son of Satan, begat Carl Perkins
And Carl Perkins, son of Robert Johnson, begat Jimmy Burton
And Jimmy Burton, son of Carl Perkins, begat Jimmy Page
And Jimmy Page, son of Carl Perkins, begat Jack White
And Jack White, son of Jimmy Page, begat Dan Auerbach

And yea, Jack White told Dan Auerbach to fuck off, because having invented the blues himself, Jack White would tolerate no pretender. And lo, it was all rather petty.

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#4 crania americana | Aug 7th Score:27

Death Grips just announced a new album, and much like NO LOVE DEEP WEB it’s totally free. To hear it you just take a cd you already own, write “DEATH GRIPS” on it with a sharpie, and throw it at the wall for 45 minutes while shouting “THIS IS NOT A GAME.”

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#3 johnnyfuckhead | Aug 2nd Score:28

“I mean there are thousands of schools to choose from”

But only one School of Rock with Jack Black, which I assume is where they all go.

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#2

Nathan Christensen | Aug 7th Score:32

It’s just about the most masturbatory thing an artist could do. Bands give the middle finger to their fans in the name of art all the time– the most archetypal instance being Dylan going electric at Newport. We as consumers of art and music should aways give the artist free rein to mess with our expectations, because the results can often be beautiful.

But this is so different, because it’s fucking lazy. It’s self important. It’s punishing fans for their support. No one is going to look back on this and say, “I was at that legendary Death Grips show where they didn’t show up. It was the experience of a lifetime.” They will only be disappointed, they were supposed to be disappointed, and that’s total bullshit.

It’s not performance art. It didn’t take ANY imagination. If you asked a bunch of music nerds to make lists (you know, because we love lists) of the most pretentious things a band could do, I guarantee “Not showing up to their own show” would be on there. It’s not fucking meta. It’s not punk. It’s not art. It’s jerking off and getting free publicity.

I wish Death Grips long and healthy lives, but I hope when they die they spend a decent amount of time in purgatory, where they sit in uncomfortable chairs while Ian MacKaye lectures them on the ethics of appearing at their own performances.

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#1 plb102 | Aug 2nd Score:35

Gotta admit I’ve always kind of thought of the Black Keys as a poor man’s White Stripes, but someone needs to tell Jack White that he didn’t invent the blues.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5

Davey Pants | Aug 2nd Score:-8

yeah cuz Zeppelin sure ripped off No Quarter and Kashmir from Herman’s Hermits, they’re only ‘ripoff’ nod to the past, the BLUES, are those first 2 albums, and a handful of rockers from the next few albums, the rest no one can ever even come close to duplicating.

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#4

Monsiuer Hulot | Aug 6th Score:-9

Never seen “The O.C.”. Never will. No, I don’t let T.V. inform, or even dictate, my interests. T.V. is for consumers, not creatives.

(Seinfeld/Curb are exempt, as they transcend the medium…..haha.)

Posted in: Deconstructing: The O.C. And Indie Rock Gentrification
#3 stardustnsnowflakes | Aug 3rd Score:-10

I should demand my faith in humanity back. Some people are assholes I guess.

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#2 lieutenant wine | Aug 7th Score:-11

A band performing live music, that’s what I expect from a concert. Although I also expect articles worth reading, so perhaps my standards are too high.

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#1 stardustnsnowflakes | Aug 2nd Score:-14

I signed up just to say this- I expect better journalism. I only joined yesterday and so far there have been two tabloid style articles on Jack White’s PERSONAL business. Is this not supposed to be a publication about music? Bogus news. Bogus publication…

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

raptor jesus | Aug 8th Score:2

I’m beginning to think the issue with delayed pre-orders lies solely on the old as bones vinyl format that I love so much.

Just got an e-mail from RVNG about Blondes new album “Swisher”. You may recall the whole album was made available back in June digitally (YouTube-ally?) and pre-orders were posted for an official release date two days ago. Of course I put in an order for the limited edition vinyl, but as the e-mail I just received detailed: it’s going to be a longer wait for those special vinyls.

This year has been a streak of pre-order delays. First with The Knife, then RTJ, now Blondes. Last year my friend ordered Lemonade’s new album in May (when it was released) and it finally came two months later.

Except the same year, I pre-ordered Grizzly Bear’s new album nearly two months in advance and got it the Friday before its official release. That was great fun!

I really need to admit that vinyl is probably a lot harder to make in bulk than I think. It’s probably quite common for records to get screwed up somewhere in the process, thus having to start over. But I can’t help but wonder WHEN those pre-orders are getting sent over to the magical vinyl factory to be made. Do record labels need to start factoring in the possibility of delays into announcing the official release date?

(The following is a fake conversation between two made up businessmen running a record label)

Genderless Person 1: “If everything goes right, we’ll have the vinyl release of this new album out in August. But if something fucks up at the magical vinyl factory, it’ll probably be September.”

Genderless Person 2: “Well, let’s just say the release is in September, and if it all goes right, we’ll send it to them in August. Then they’ll be amped for getting it a month early!”

(end fake scene)

Maybe that’s the fix? Just push back the release date to something far down the line. Let people pre-order it, THEN you’ll technically be shipping it to the customer early! Lord knows whatever album it is will have been leaked already anyway.

Neat. I solved a problem!

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