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

This week we watched Arcade Fire on SNL (and after SNL). We ranked U2’s best albums and St. Vincent’s best songs. We recommended new releases from HAIM and Meek Mill. We looked at the emo revival and the monogenre. Thom Yorke blasted Spotify and some lady insulted Fiona Apple. And Sinead O’Connor revived the lost art of letter writing. Here are your best and worst responses to many of those things, but not the Sinead O’Connor thing because we didn’t blog about that…


#10 KiDCHAIR | Oct 1st Score:17

…or Yeezus?

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#9 frog oracle | Oct 1st Score:17

Funny story: I was recently at a karaoke party in Manila, and I sang “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (badly), and when I was done, I realized an awed hush had fallen on the room. And then somebody said, “That song was beautiful. What was it?” And I was like, “Uh…” So if you hear that 80?s U2 is blowing up in the Philippines anytime soon, you know who to thank.

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#8 michael_ | Sep 30th Score:18

(No mention how last week’s Album of the Week piece here on Stereogum spent a majority of the time focusing in how Mayberry was CHVRCHES meal ticket to success because she was the pretty female up front, and someone called the writer out on it for this exact reason.)

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Kyle Culbert | Sep 27th Score:21

It’s never good when “The Drakeography: The 100 Best Drake Songs” isn’t your worst Drake related piece of the week.

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Craig Freeman | Sep 27th Score:22

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Kanye West is a national treasure.

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Devin Tydides Bambrick | Oct 3rd Score:22


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#4 alexjb | Sep 30th Score:22

The beat on lonely just paid my taxes

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#3 oblivion | Sep 27th Score:23

This is seriously one of the most stupid and pointless think pieces I’ve ever read on Stereogum.

Also according to a friend of mine from Toronto who has mutual friends with Drake, the guy’s always been a cocky douche bag, he just presents his wimpy character to us.


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Sam Nabors | Oct 1st Score:24

But what does this have to do with Drake?

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#1 crania americana | Sep 27th Score:50

May I suggest the following thinkpieces:

- F is for Drake: The Aubrey Graham/Orson Welles Connection
– Drake Boss: The Cake Boss/ Aubrey Graham Connection
– Top of the Drake: Aubrey Graham, Jane Campion, and Patriarchy
– Drake, Rattle, and Roll: How Aubrey Graham is Redefining Rock and Roll
– I’ve Made a Huge Misdrake: The Arrested Development of Aubrey Graham
-”I’m cold and I am shamed, lying [Drake]d on the floor”: Celebrating 16 Years of Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn,” Which is Basically a Drake Song, When You Think About it.

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#5 Chris DeVille | Sep 27th Score:-9

I mean, we’re talking about one of the most popular and influential musicians in the world here — and one of the best, I’d argue — and one who has been influenced by (and has influenced) a lot of indie acts that are this site’s bread and butter. No reason not to throw a lot of attention his way on the week of his big album release.

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#4 isuckhard | Oct 1st Score:-11

that over-the-top praise for a rapper I’ve never heard of is a real turn-off. What if I don’t like it? Skip…

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#3 miguelito1 | Oct 2nd Score:-12

I guess ppl will buy anything w/ synth drums these days. She ugly and boring.

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Michael Link | Oct 3rd Score:-14

Shut up you whiny club kid, oh wait your over 40 and just think your a club kid….well…shut up anyway. God, I’ve lost so much respect for Yorke.

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Colin Pate | Oct 1st Score:-15

Uh, no. Aside from the singles, Actung Baby is kinda boring. Unforgettable Fire at #1.

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Blake Peterson | Oct 1st Score:13

A few years back, in DC (during the ‘Vertigo Tour’) – I had the chance to chat with Bono a bit before his show. I had the chance to ask him why “Pop (the album) gets slagged off so much” … he went on for a bit about it wasn’t as polished, etc etc… [I’m paraphrasing a bit here] then I said to him – but that’s what gave “your electronic album” a degree a humanity that would have been completely absent…

then Bono’s mouth dropped in a total sense of shock, put his hands on my shoulders – stared me dead in the eye said “oh my God, you HAVE to tell the Edge that. I’m not sure if he’s going to come by now, but tell him exactly what you told me”

… there’s a bit more to the story, but I did get to see Bono doing a SPOT ON Monty Python Impression (the ‘blessed are the cheesemarkers part in “the Life of Brian”) – and I was invited to the ‘after party’ that was at his hotel.

…what was nuts about the ‘after party’ (after the concert) was how much Bono remembered about specific performances from tours (and well, how much he clearly didn’t want to do the Bono-schtick with the ‘movers and shakers’ at this other event). He asked what shows I’ve seen before, one of them was Baltimore (on the ATYCLB Tour) – as soon as I mentioned that show, he was like “oh yea, we played a different version of “Please” then)…

this went on through the night, until I was like OK – I have to leave now, before I say something stupid.

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