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

I walked by Barclays Center earlier tonight and saw some kids outside with lint rollers. Take that, Canada! Not that I don’t appreciate the levity; it was a rough week. DJ Rashad and DJ E-Z Rock died. Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were arrested after a domestic disturbance. Warpaint’s guitarist slut-shamed Beyoncé and Rihanna. Lily Allen was accused of racism (again). Erykah Badu angered human rights groups by performing for the king of Swaziland. Jay Z pissed off lacrosse players, of all people. An unearthed Kurt Cobain death scene note, compelled Patrick Stickles and Courtney Love’s own father to accused her of murder. And last, but not least, Wayne Coyne fired the Flaming Lips’ drummer for speaking out against Native appropriation. TGIF. Time to listen to the Devil and revisit the week’s best and worst comments below.


#10 j.anthony | Apr 29th Score:21

Fucking Avicii. They have Jon Hopkins at their aid but they go with Avicii…

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#8 unregistered33 | Apr 30th Score:21

Nothing is more underground than Beyonce’s sister.

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#7 homesickalien | Apr 29th Score:21

Dad EDM. How cute.

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#6 theboobler | May 1st Score:22

God forbid an artist criticize a manufactured pop star in 2014, and make a statement about authenticity.

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Wesley Morgan Paraham | Apr 26th Score:23

i’m too faded i can’t even rean this

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Adam Wenn | Apr 29th Score:25

Looks like Jay…..lacrossed the line.

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#3 donnytilla | Apr 26th Score:25

I fuckin killed it this week. I think I deserved at least the top bottom 5 spots. You people wouldn’t know talent if it took a dump in your john and left it for you to look at.
And yes that makes sense.

Also I wrote a letter to Dr. Drew shaming him for his poor practice on teen mom 2 reunion shows. I’ve had a couple drinks, so waht? It’s a free country (for now, obama) and I deserve to celebrate. I work too hard not to enjoy my TOP SHELF BRETT HULL success of making the top 5 of this week – I could pretend like it doesn’t matter to ol’ papa don but I’d be a goddamn liar.

I mean what are we talking about here? Listen, I ain’t some philosophy professor (i.e., academics) but I’ve been listenin to this everyday robots – not “listenin’” but REALLY LISTENIN’. And reading the article by the new kid on da block Ry Lea and I gotta say I’ve been thinking about this place and it’s like “whoa, don, you comment and the people say ‘oh don, u so sexy., me luv ur tilla 4 as long as your dong’” and i think to myself “don, like, you give the ppl your soul and what do you get in return?” and the answer ever time is “peanuts.” i get charlie fuckin brown. shit son.

but you know what? shit, cest la vie (french). it’s about this digital life and we’re all wired in. I feel like I rellay get it. Is this the end of 2001 a space oodssey? I am the baby in the placenta staring at the earth, and I’ m staring at all of you and for that I thank you, because all of you put me in the position to kill HAL and to find the black rectangle and evolve. And that’s really what it’s all about, innit?

global wrarming.


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Ariel Morales | Apr 25th Score:28

For a moment I thought I read “Shut Up, Michael_” as the name of this feature.

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#1 saturnian | May 1st Score:32

The criticism lodged at Beyonce may be a bit misguided (though the apology clarifying it is much less so), but also not completely batshit ridiculously awful either. I don’t think it’s a healthy environment for discussion when an artist is put up on a pedestal and it is officially decided that he/she is perfect and beyond any sort of criticism and fuck you if you say anything negative.

Also, the writing in this post is pretty terrible. The whole thing about how Warpaint isn’t in a position to tell pop stars what they should be doing is reactionary and complete bullshit in a way that kind of implies that Warpaint are lesser artists or musicians or something because they aren’t pop stars. Do they even want to be pop stars? Do Rihanna’s millions of dollars mean that nobody can say anything negative about her if they aren’t also on Top 40 radio? Is it really blasphemy to say that fucking Rihanna of all people has pretty bland music and it might be interesting if she did something a little more subversive or out there? Pop music isn’t categorically bad, but it is also most definitely not categorically good and immune to criticism either.

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#5 michael_ | Apr 25th Score:-12

It was spawned by the fact that Parklife turned 20 this week, and thus helped usher in the era.

But also, the weeks after Coachella tend to be slow for content, so I think it was just a way to beef up the new reads in these pages and likewise break pattern from doing the same listicles in ranking bands albums, songs, album anniversary pieces and so on, which all of their competitors are doing as well. I wouldn’t doubt if Consequence of Sound, Noisey, and whomever else are currently devising their own week-long themed binges after Stereogum lit the beacon with Britpop this week.

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#4 michael_ | Apr 25th Score:-12

In all seriousness, though, despite all of the jabs I’ve given this series throughout the week, as a former news industry person, I can see it from this site’s perspective that sometimes on a slow news day / week, you have to make gold by pulling things out of the air, so I commend the thoroughness of reporting this series brought throughout the week.

Lorde save us when ’90s Emo Week hits, though…

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Evan Dickson | Apr 25th Score:-13

Youtube embed of the album? Bad form.

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#2 michael_ | Apr 25th Score:-14

“This marks the end of Stereogum’s Britpop Week.”

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#1 velvet1965 | Apr 25th Score:-20

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kellstud | Apr 27th Score:3

That comment on Canada was money. Things are bleak up here, when does the US invade?

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