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

Twas the Shut Up, Dude before Christmas when all through the blog not a reader was trolling not even RubJohn. This week D’Angelo messed up our Best Albums Of 2014 list, but his surprise LP doesn’t have to mess up yours: The Gummy Awards will launch next week — sorry for the delay, there was a tech problem — and you’ll all get a last chance to weigh in on the year’s best music. We also have a lot more great features coming to our year-end coverage. Your best and worst comments are below!

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 blochead | Dec 15th Score:19

I think they went to the “Elvis Costello School of Album Releases”. Namely, you can make your album as fucking weird and trippy as you want. But make sure there’s one viable radio friendly single in there.
Elvis did this trick for years. This is why all throughout the 90?s and 00?s you could find a zillion used Elvis Costello CD’s at your local music store.

AND I LOVE THAT TRICK.

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#9 crania americana | Dec 14th Score:21

“4chan: because you’re too much of a shitbag even for reddit.”

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#8 Max the King of All Wild Things | Dec 15th Score:22

No kidding. I thought Premature Evaluations were supposed to mention how an album didn’t measure up to Yeezus. I’m so confused now!

In this world of a third D’Angelo album, it seems down is the new up.

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: D’Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah
#7

Rick Sandmann | Dec 14th Score:22

I’m going to Bath and Body Works to buy all of their lotions and then hitting up Yankee Candle so I can properly prepare for this album.

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#6

Sharod K. Moffett | Dec 15th Score:25

There are 10 good songs on Yeezus, but I’ll assume that as an oversight.

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: D’Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah
#5 socratic method man | Dec 14th Score:25

To be fair he looks like the kinda guy who would post stuff like that on 4chan.

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#4 drizzt | Dec 14th Score:26

I can definitely see that guy taking an unhealthy interest in ethics in video game journalism.

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#3

Tyler Atkinson | Dec 12th Score:31

“Gum is love. Gum is life.” – Blochead, 2014

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#2 galb | Dec 14th Score:34

I think technically DIIV is no longer a band but just an entity that produces nightmarish music blog news

Posted in: DIIV Respond To Controversy Over Bassist’s Hateful 4Chan Comments
#1 spennyb | Dec 15th Score:35

Yeah this evaluation is a little premature

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: D’Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 jbean | Dec 12th Score:-9

Nicki is a big part of the reason pop music is such trash these days……this shit is embarrassing

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#4 justabrobro | Dec 12th Score:-9

Grimes is stupid and retarded. #teamariel

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#3

Tim Colgan | Dec 15th Score:-14

I can’t believe this is newsworthy.

“guy say nigger on the internet”

who gives a fuck? honestly

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#2 Country Mac | Dec 15th Score:-14

It’s a worthy conversation on another website. This is a music website. I don’t like turning music into a political or social debate unless we’re talking about actual lyrical content, not the ignorant online ramblings from an unimportant member of some band. Get my point?

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#1 job | Dec 15th Score:-15

Yeezus is evidence that Kanye is content with coasting on his fame. He seems to have decided that trying is either too hard or beneath his self perceived greatness. Even saying there are four good songs on that record is pretty generous (more like four okay-to-middling songs). This is an artist capable of great art but praising his mediocrity isn’t going to convince him to actually push forward or innovate.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

a.j.howard09 | Dec 12th Score:14

On December 2, on the 50 Best Albums List, I commented:

“But here’s a question. What’s going to this year’s “Beyoncé,” the surprise December release that comes out too late to get its rightful place on these lists? Can I just be a wishful thinker and list the new D’Angelo album we were promised this year at #1? That would truly be the gift that keeps on giving.”

You’re welcome, America.

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