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

I’mma let you finish Burial, but Beyoncé had one of the best surprise albums OF ALL TIME. Too bad Bevan and Bey did not give us time to consider them for Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013 … hopefully Radiohead will stay quiet until next year. Earlier this week we ranked the year’s best metal albums and Kanye West rants. We also counted down Morrissey’s catalog, worst to best and parsed the Grammy nominations (congrats to Tame Impala and Hollywood Undead!). We heard new songs from St. Vincent, Lorde, Speedy Ortiz, the Dead Weather, Stephen Malkmus, and EMA. Your best and worst responses to all these things are below. #BreakFree.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10

Tim Curtin | Dec 12th Score:18

Big ups to Michael with The Strokes – Slow Animals!
Big downs to Tom with Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball!

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#9 michael_ | Dec 6th Score:19

Who is this ‘James Blake” guy?

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#8 eighteenk | Dec 11th Score:22

Downvote me all you want, but I stand by what I said. Integrating journalism and advertisement is a dangerous, dangerous path to go down.

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#7 fartbasket | Dec 6th Score:23

and yet here you are, posting in this thread.

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#6 drgonzo | Dec 11th Score:23

This post is presented by Virgin Mobile who encourage you to #BreakFree.
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#5 kilgore trout | Dec 7th Score:25

Jesus, I hate Imagine Dragons. And that’s before you even factor in that my ex-girlfriend loves them.

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#4 honlads | Dec 6th Score:26

Ah. The new artist category. Always a joy.

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#3

Charles Arutt | Dec 12th Score:26

It’s really interesting to see your guys own personal tastes rather than just another top 50 list. Thanks for sharing!

Also, thanks for putting this in list for so I don’t have to click through 50 pages of a slide show!

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#2 lyntonn | Dec 11th Score:26

‘This post is presented by Virgin Mobile who encourage you to #BreakFree.”
I understand there’s financial pressure and that this can make things easier. But it’s hard to see this.

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#1 crania americana | Dec 11th Score:47

I for one admire the #BreakFree campaign and thought I’d share my tale of how I broke free in 2013. I’ve chosen to #BreakFree by joining an anti-government militia. We’ve formed a colony and are asserting our sovereignty as a way to #BreakFree from the fascist oligarchy that is the Obama administration. To #BreakFree from this unjust socialist hellscape, we have occupied a large swath of land in the Idaho wilderness, acquired a formidable arsenal of weapons, and built turrets to repel any attacks from invaders attempting to sign us up for Obamacare and tax our hard-earned dollars in order to fund abortions and ‘the arts.” While the rest of American sinks into a hell of its own making due to its multiculturalist, pro-sodomy, anti-freedom policies, we’ll be waiting out the apocalypse with the assistance of God’s grace, 250 pocket-sized copies of the US Constitution, and our stockpile of high-powered weaponry. So #BreakFree indeed! By the way, I love Bowling for Soup! Glad to see they’re doing well.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 miguelito1 | Dec 12th Score:-6

Did the Strokes really release a record this year? Did anyone notice?

But definitely big ups for Charli XCX’s ‘Nuclear Seasons’, although I think it came out about 3 years ago.

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#4 twillowwillow | Dec 12th Score:-6

Does it strike anyone else as highly suspicious that there is only a single Arcade Fire song in the top ten lists of all five listmakers. Doesn’t that seem, I don’t know, suspicious?

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#3 el goodo | Dec 7th Score:-8

Record of the Year is you should’ve Googled this. Song of the Year is what prevented you from Googling this?

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#2 miguelito1 | Dec 12th Score:-9

I’m all for daily Kanye news, but I don’t think Stereogum should start covering cartoons for Ritalin-addled tweens and the basement-dwelling 30-somethings who resemble them.

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#1 34 | Dec 7th Score:-10

SARA BAREILLES deserves the nominations

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

muffinman | Dec 9th Score:5

Oh man you totally nailed them. Take that Metallica!

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