Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments + The 313 Best Covers Of 2014

It’s the first Shut Up, Dude of 2015! I can feel it’s gonna be a good year for comments. Lots of gifs, lots of lols from you guys. Before we get into this week’s highest and lowest rated responses to Coachella vs. Governors Ball, Fashion Week, and 24/192 downloads, I have a bit of housecleaning. Because I love you, throughout 2014 I collected MP3s of every cool new cover song I came across — compilation cuts, radio sessions, SoundCloud loosies, obscure TV rips, etc. The plan was narrow and rank them, but ultimately I did not have time. Now it’s really late for a Best Of 2014 list. 2016 is right around the corner! Maybe you still want to hear them. I have 313 and most of them are worth hearing. (I only included live stuff if it was broadcast-quality audio.) Here’s a 1.45GB zip. It won’t be there forever; one of you should mirror it. From A.C. Newman to ZHU, here’s what it’s got…

Scott’s 313 Best Covers Of 2014
A.C. Newman – Be Not So Fearful (Bill Fay Cover)
Aaron Freeman & Slash – Wiggle Wiggle (Bob Dylan Cover)
The Afghan Whigs – Every Little Thing She Does is Magic (The Police Cover)
Alt-J – Latch (Disclosure Cover)
Amen Dunes – Song to the Siren (Tim Buckley Cover)
Andrew Bird – The Fake Headlines (The New Pornographers Cover)
Andrew Bird – Tin Foiled (Handsome Family Cover)
Andrew Bird & Nora O’Connor – I’ll Trade You Money For Wine (Robbie Fulks cover)
Anna Calvi – Ghost Rider (Suicide Cover)
Anna Calvi – Papi Pacify (FKA Twigs Cover)
Arca – Hips Dont Lie (Shakira Cover)
Arcade Fire – Controversy (Prince Cover)
Arcade Fire – Heart of Glass (Blondie cover)
Arcade Fire – London (The Smiths Cover)
Archie Bronson Outfit – In White Relief (Bo Ningen Cover)
Arctic Monkeys – All My Loving (Beatles Cover)
Arctic Monkeys – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Tame Impala Cover)
Aretha Franklin – Rolling In The Deep (Adele Cover)
ARMS – Ooh La La (The Faces Cover)
Au Revoir Simone – Fade Into You (feat Nikolai Fraiture) (Mazzy Star Cover)
AUSTRA – American Science (Duran Duran Cover)
BANKS – Are You That Somebody (Aaliyah Cover)
Bat for Lashes – Plan the Escape (Son Lux Cover)
Beck – Love (John Lennon Cover)
Beck – Wah-Wah (George Harrison Cover)
Bette Midler – Waterfalls (TLC Cover)
Billy Joel – Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney Cover)
Billy Joel – With A Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker Cover)
The Black Keys – A Girl Like You (Edwyn Collins Cover)
Bleachers & Lauren Mayberry – Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
Bleeding Rainbow – Glynis (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)
Blitzen Trapper – To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) (Ryan Adams Cover)
Bob Dylan – Full Moon And Empty Arms (Frank Sinatra Cover)
Bob Schneider – Running On Empty (Jackson Browne Cover)
Bonnie Raitt – Everywhere I Go (Feat. David Lindley) (Jackson Browne Cover)
Boots – Cheerleader/Prince Johnny (St. Vincent Cover)
Brandy – Magic (Coldplay Cover)
Bruce Hornsby – I’m Alive (Jackson Browne Cover)
Bruce Springsteen – Don’t Change (INXS Cover)
Bruce Springsteen – I Hung My Head (Sting Cover)
Bruce Springsteen – Linda Paloma (Jackson Browne Cover)
Bruce Springsteen – Royals (Lorde Cover)
Bruce Springsteen – Where The Streets Have No Name & I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (U2 Cover)
Built to Spill – Jokerman (Bob Dylan Cover)
Carina Round – Come Undone (Duran Duran Cover)
Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – Wonderful Everyday (Arthur Theme Cover)
Charli XCX – Allergic To Love (Snuffed By The Yakuza Cover)
Charli XCX – Simply Irresistible (Robert Palmer Cover)
Charli XCX – Stay With Me (Sam Smith Cover)
Childish Gambino – I’d Die Without You (P M Dawn Cover)
Christopher Owens – I’ll Be There (Jackson 5 Cover)
Chvrches – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Bauhaus Cover)
Chvrches – Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
Chvrches – I Would Die For V (Prince Cover)
City & Colour – Suffer The Children (Tears For Fears Cover)
Clare Maguire – The Last Time I Saw Richard (Joni Mitchell Cover)
Cloud Boat – Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Smiths Cover)
The Coathangers – Sex Beat (The Gun Club Cover)
Cold Cave – Black Magic Punks (Coliseum Cover)
Cold Specks – We No Who U R (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Cover)
Courtney Barnett – Being Around (Lemonheads Cover)
Crystal Fighters – Change (Tears For Fears Cover)
The Cure – Hello Goodbye (The Beatles Cover)
Cyberbully Mom Club – Cut Your Bangs (Radiator Hospital Cover)
Damon Albarn – Seasons In The Sun Cover (Terry Jacks Cover)
Dana Buoy – Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
Dark Blue – Hungry For Love (John Cale Cover)
Darkside (Feat. Tamara) – Things Behind The Sun (Nick Drake Cover)
Deer Tick – Constructive Summer (Hold Steady Cover)
Diane Coffee – Kokomo (Beach Boys Cover)
Django Django – Porpoise Song (The Monkees Cover)
Dom – I’ll Be Your Mirror (The Velvet Underground Cover)
Dom – My Drug Buddy (Lemonheads Cover)
Dr. Dog – Dreams (Saint Rich Cover)
Eagulls – I Wanna Be Adored (The Stone Roses Cover)
Eddie Vedder – Imagine (John Lennon Cover)
Eleanor Friedberger – Old Shanghai (Beck Cover)
Electric Wu?rms – Heart Of The Sunrise (Yes Cover)
Eliza Shaddad X Turtle – Driftwood (Travis Cover)
Ellie Goulding – All I Want (Kodaline Cover)
Ellie Goulding – Life Round Here (Feat. Angel Haze) (James Blake Cover)
Emily Reo – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
Escort – Actor Out Of Work (St. Vincent Cover)
Escort – Last Christmas (Wham! Cover)
Father John Misty – Baby Ride Easy (Johnny Cash Cover)
Father John Misty – Trouble (Cat Stevens Cover)
Fear Of Men – Sleeper (Ty Segall Cover)
Fiona Apple – I’m In The Middle Of A Riddle (Feat. Maude Maggart) (Anton Karas Cover)
First Aid Kit – America (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)
First Aid Kit – Love Interruption (Jack White Cover)
First Aid Kit – Walk Unafraid (R.E.M. Cover)
FKA twigs – Stay With Me (Sam Smith Cover)
The Flaming Lips – Lovely Rita (featuring Tegan and Sara & Stardeath and White Dwarfs) (The Beatles Cover)
The Flaming Lips – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (featuring Miley Cyrus & Moby) (The Beatles Cover)
The Flaming Lips – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club (Reprise) (featuring Foxygen & Ben Goldwasser) (The Beatles Cover)
Foo Fighters – Two Headed Dog (Roky Erickson Cover)
Foo Fighters (Feat. Zac Brown) – War Pigs (Live) (Black Sabbath Cover)
Fort Lean – That’s How Strong My Love Is (Otis Redding Cover)
Frankie & The Heartstrings – Stand On The Horizon (Franz Ferdinand Cover)
Friend Roulette – Piggy (Nine Inch Nails Cover)
Fucked Up – Disorder (The Ugly Cover)
Future – Drunk In Love (Beyonce Cover)
FUZZ – Till The End Of The Day (Kinks Cover)
GEMS – Don’t Cry (Seal Cover)
Girl Band – I Love You (Beat Happening Cover)
Girlpool – Cut Your Bangs (Radiator Hospital Cover)
Girlpool – Thirteen (Big Star Cover)
Girlpool – this place (Slutever Cover)
Girlpool – white flag (Slutever Cover)
GONGA (Feat. Beth Gibbons) – Black Sabbeth (Black Sabbath Cover)
Greys – The Noise Of Carpet (Stereolab cover)
Haim – XO (Beyonce Cover)
Hamilton Leithauser – All Or Nothing At All (Frank Sinatra Cover)
Hamilton Leithauser – It Gets Lonely Early (Frank Sinatra Cover)
Hiss Golden Messenger – The Beast and Dragon, Adored (Spoon Cover)
The Hold Steady – Easy (Deer Tick Cover)
Honeyblood – Mesmerizing (Liz Phair Cover)
The Horrors – Your Love (Frankie Knuckles Cover)
Hot Chip – Atomic Bomb (William Onyeabor Cover)
Hot Chip – Go Bang (Arthur Russell Cover)
Hozier – Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
Iggy Pop, Nick Cave (feat Thurston Moore) – Nobody’s City (The Gun Club Cover)
Into It Over It – Deep Red Bells (Neko Case Cover)
io echo x TOKiMONSTA – Heartbreaker (Mariah Carey Cover)
Islands – Are You Sleeping? (Harry Nilsson Cover)
Jack White – Power of My Love (Elvis Presley Cover)
Jack White – I’m Down (Beck Cover)
Jack White – Parallel (Dean Fertita Cover)
Jagwar Ma – Why’d You Only Call When You’re High (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
Jan Lankisch & Nicholas Krgovich – At Last I Am Free (Chic Cover)
Janelle Monae – Heroes (David Bowie Cover)
Janelle Monae – Simply Irresistible (Robert Palmer Cover)
Jarvis Cocker – The Power Of Love (Celine Dion Cover)
Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires – Born In The USA (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Jeff The Brotherhood – Come In Alone (My Bloody Valentine Cover)
Jeff The Brotherhood – Totally Confused (Beck Cover)
John Baizley & Katie Jones – If I Needed You (Townes Van Zandt Cover)
Jojo – Caught Up In The Rapture (Anita Baker Cover)
Jojo – Take Me Home (Phil Collins Cover)
Jordan Klassen – Falling (HAIM cover)
Jose Gonzalez – This Is How We Walk On The Moon (Arthur Russell Cover)
Julia Holter – Hello Stranger (Dionne Warwick Cover)
Juliana Hatfield – Needle In The Hay (Elliott Smith Cover)
Kasabian – Fancy (Iggy Azalea Cover)
Kevin Drew – What’s Good (Lou Reed Cover)
Kiesza – Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana Cover)
Kiesza – What Is Love (Haddaway Cover)
Kim Gordon – Aneurysm (Nirvana Cover)
King Krule – EASY EASY (King Krule Cover)
Kirin J Callinan – Constant Craving (feat Sophia Brous) (kd lang Cover)
Korallreven – November Rain (Guns N’ Roses Cover)
Lana Del Rey – The Other Woman (Nina Simone Cover)
Landlady & Rubblebucket – Be My Husband (Nina Simone Cover)
Lewis & Clarke – The Seventh Stranger (Duran Duran Cover)
Lily Allen & Louis Eliot – Shelter You (Tarka Cordell Cover)
London Grammar – Devil Inside (INXS Cover)
Lonnie Holley – In The Light Of The Miracle (interlude) (Arthur Russell Cover)
Lorde – Don’t Tell Em (Jeremih Cover)
Lorde – Ladder Song (Bright Eyes Cover)
Los Campesinos! – Going Away To College (Blink 182 Cover)
Low – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Lucinda Williams – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Judy Garland Cover)
Lucinda Williams – The Pretender (Jackson Browne Cover)
Lucius – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears Cover)
Lucius – Wonderful (My Morning Jacket Cover)
Lydia Ainsworth – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak Cover)
Lydia Loveless – They Don’t Know (Kirsty MacColl Cover)
Mac Demarco – Lights Out (Angel Olsen Cover)
Mac McCaughan – First And Last And Always (Sisters Of Mercy Cover)
Mac Miller – Lua (Bright Eyes Cover)
Marianne Faithfull – Late Victorian Holocaust (Nick Cave Cover)
Marissa Nadler – Pitseleh (Elliott Smith Cover)
Marissa Nadler – Seems So Long Ago, Nancy (Leonard Cohen Cover)
Matthew Dear (feat. Tegan and Sara) – Pale Shelter (Tears For Fears Cover)
Mayer Hawthorne – Stay (Live) (Rihanna Cover)
Meat Puppets – (Hey Baby) Que Paso (Texas Tornados Cover)
Meat Wave – Mystery (Wipers cover)
METZ – I’m A Bug (Urinals Cover)
Miguel – Bennie And The Jets (Feat. Wale) (Elton John Cover)
Mike Scheidt – To Live Is To Fly (Townes Van Zandt Cover)
Miley Cyrus – Babe I’m Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin Cover)
Miley Cyrus – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
MØ – Say You’ll Be There (Spice Girls Cover)
Moby – Rio (Duran Duran Cover)
The Mountain Goats – Who You Are (American Music Club Cover)
My Morning Jacket – Farewell Transmission (Songs Ohia Cover)
My Morning Jacket – This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie Cover)
N.A.S.A. – I Shot the Sheriff (Feat. Karen O) (Bob Marley Cover)
Nai Harvest – Ain’t That Enough (Teenage Fanclub cover)
Nancy Whang & Audiojack – Like An Eagle (Dennis Parker Cover)
Nancy Whang & Bonar Bradberry – Working The Midnight Shift (Donna Summer Cover)
Natalie Prass – Any Time Any Place (Janet Jackson Cover)
The National – Learning (Perfume Genius Cover)
Nicole Atkins – Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Nite Jewel – HOUNDS OF LOVE (Kate Bush cover)
Norah Jones – Just Noise (Beck Cover)
Obits – Urban Guerilla (Hawkwind Cover)
Odonis Odonis – Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash Cover)
Owen – Forget Me (The Promise Ring Cover)
Owen – Under The Blanket (The Smoking Popes Cover)
Paul Simon – Here Comes The Sun (Beatles Cover)
PAWS (Feat. Michelle Zauner) – Deceptacon (Le Tigre Cover)
Perfect Pussy – Candy’s Room (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Perfect Pussy – Leash Called Love (Sugarcubes Cover)
Peter Matthew Bauer – Your Sweet And Shiny Eyes (Bonnie Raitt Cover)
Peter, Bjorn & John – Put It There (Paul McCartney Cover)
Pharmakon – Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra Cover)
Phoebe Baker & Kurt Vile – Albuquerque (Neil Young Cover)
Phosphorescent – Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan Cover)
Pity Sex – Gigantic (Pixies Cover)
PJ Harvey – Red Right Hand (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Cover)
Polic?a – You Don’t Own Me (Leslie Gore Cover)
POP ETC – Follow You Down (Gin Blossoms Cover)
Popstrangers – Return Of The Mack (Mark Morrison Cover)
Primus – Pure Imagination (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Cover)
Priyanka Chopra – I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt Cover)
PUP – My Shadow (Jay Reatard Cover)
Pure X – Sweet Janine (Eddie Rabbitt cover)
Quiet Life – Waiting Around To Die (feat. Jim James) (Townes Van Zandt Cover)
Ramona Lisa – The Orchids (Psychic TV Cover)
Real Estate – And I Love Her (Beatles Cover)
Real Estate – Behind That Locked Door (George Harrison Cover)
Real Estate – Paper Dolls (The Nerves Cover)
Road Chief (Mark McGuire) – Our First Christmas (Alexander O’Neal Cover)
Robyn – Tell You (Today) (Arthur Russell Cover)
Robyn Hitchcock – The Ghost In You (Psychedelic Furs Cover)
Roosevelt – Small Hours (John Martyn Cover)
The Ruby Suns – Don’t Bring Me Down (ELO Cover)
Rush Midnight – Little Bit (Lykke Li Cover)
Ryan Adams – I Want To Know What Love Is (Foreigner Cover)
Ryan Adams – Wharf Rat (Grateful Dead Cover)
Sadie Dupuis – The Last Page (Emily Haines Cover)
Saint Rich – Am I Wrong (Mikal Cronin Cover)
Saint Rich – Rock & Roll (Dr. Dog Cover)
Saintseneca – Passionate Kisses (Lucinda Williams Cover)
Sam Smith – Fast Car (Tracy Chapman Cover)
Sam Smith – How Will I Know (Whitney Houston Cover)
Saturday Looks Good To Me – Everything Is Embarrassing (Sky Ferreira Cover)
Say Lou Lou – Instant Crush (Daft Punk Cover)
School Of Seven Bells – I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up) (Joey Ramone Cover)
Shamir – The House That Built Me (Miranda Lambert Cover)
Shamir – Lived And Died Alone (Lindi Ortega Cover)
She & Him – God Only Knows (Beach Boys Cover)
She & Him – Stay Awhile (Dustry Springfield Cover)
Shy Girls – Sittin’ Up In My Room (Brandy Cover)
Sivu – Dumb (Nirvana Cover)
Slutever – Blah Blah Blah (Girlpool Cover)
Slutever – Stomach Ache (Girlpool Cover)
The Smashing Pumpkins – Fame (David Bowie Cover)
The So So Glos – Father Christmas (The Kinks Cover)
Soak – The Mother We Share (Chvrches Cover)
The Soft Pink Truth – Black Metal (Venom Cover)
The Soft Pink Truth – Ready To Fuck (Feat. Jenn Wasner) (Sarco?fago Cover)
Sohn – Say Something (A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera Cover)
Soko – Girls On Film (Duran Duran Cover)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Stardust (The Rentals Cover)
Sondre Lerche – Chandelier (Sia Cover)
Speedy Ortiz – Bugman (Blur Cover)
Speedy Ortiz – Lost In The Hills (Sibylle Baier Cover)
SQU?RL – Ocean (The Velvet Underground Cover)
St. Vincent – Lithium (Nirvana Cover)
Stars – What Difference Does It Make (The Smiths Cover)
Sting – Big Man On Mulberry Street (Billy Joel Cover)
Strand Of Oaks – Alex Chilton (Replacements Cover)
Strand Of Oaks – Golden Age (Beck Cover)
Strand Of Oaks – Heat of the Moment (Asia Cover)
Strand Of Oaks – My Wrecking Ball (Ryan Adams Cover)
Strand Of Oaks – Pink Rabbits (The National Cover)
Strand Of Oaks – Time The Revelator (Gillian Welch Cover)
Strangercat – Chandelier (Sia Cover)
Sturgill Simpson – The Promise (When In Rome Cover)
Sufjan Stevens – A Little Lost (Arthur Russell Cover)
Sun Airway – When Will I Be Loved (Everly Brothers Cover)
Sun Kil Moon – Christmas Time is Here (Vince Guaraldi Cover)
Superchunk – Come Pick Me Up (Ryan Adams Cover)
Superchunk – I Don’t Feel Young (Wye Oak Cover)
Sylvan Esso – The Cosmos (Porches. Cover)
Tame Impala – Stranger In Moscow (Michael Jackson Cover)
Tashaki Miyaki – The Beautiful Ones (Prince Cover)
Tears For Fears – My Girls (Animal Collective Cover)
Tei Shi – No Angel (Beyonce Cover)
Telekinesis – Strange Powers (Magnetic Fields Cover)
Telekinesis – This Time Tomorrow (The Kinks Cover)
THUMPERS – Lungs (Chvrches Cover)
Todd Terje – Johnny And Mary (Feat. Bryan Ferry) (Robert Palmer Cover)
TOMBS – Heroes (David Bowie Cover)
Total Warr – Is This It (The Strokes Cover)
Turn To Crime – Three Swallows (Protomartyr Cover)
Twin Hidden – Rather Be (Clean Bandit Cover)
Twin Shadow – Cupid (112 Cover)
Twin Shadow – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Feat. Samantha Urbani) (The Smiths Cover)
The Unicorns – Rocketship (Daniel Johnson Cover)
Until The Ribbon Breaks – Addicted to love (Robert Palmer cover)
Vampire Weekend – Con Te Partiro? (Andrea Bocelli Cover)
Van Dale – Got My Mind (Set On You) (George Harrison Cover)
The War On Drugs – Mind Games (John Lennon Cover)
The War On Drugs – Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan Cover)
Warpaint – The Chauffeur (Duran Duran Cover)
The Weeknd – Drunk In Love (Beyonce Cover)
Wild Beasts – Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen Cover)
Wild Cub – The Mother We Share (Chvrches Cover)
William Tyler – Karussell (Michael Rother Cover)
Willow Smith – EASY EASY (King Krule Cover)
Woodkid – Happy (Pharrell Cover)
Yoko Ono & The Flaming Lips – Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (John & Yoko Cover)
Yoni Wolf – Half a Person (The Smiths Cover)
You Blew It! – In The Garage (Weezer Cover)
You Blew It! – My Name Is Jonas (Weezer Cover)
Yumi Zouma – It Feels Good To Be Around You (Air France Cover)
Yusuf – The Devil Came From Kansas (Procol Harum Cover)
Yusuf – Dying To Live (Edgar Winter Cover)
ZHU – Gun (Chvrches Cover)
5 Seconds Of Summer – What I Like About You (Romantics Cover)

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 mr. mayonaise | Jan 6th Score:17

yeah how on earth are Ratatat a bigger draw than Run the Jewels or the War on Drugs?

Posted in: Coachella 2015 Lineup
#9 lakewood013 | Jan 7th Score:18

Why is the font all the same size? How am I supposed to know who is more powerful?

Posted in: Governors Ball 2015 Lineup
#8

Caleb Tripp | Jan 7th Score:19

Let’s not pretend that Steely Dan isn’t totally fucking awesome.

Posted in: Coachella Vs. Governors Ball: The 2015 Lineup War
#7

Chad Barnard | Jan 8th Score:23

Why on earth would she have to apologize? This was obvious for what it was: two different sides of Sia fighting for control. That’s how I took it on first watch, and she confirms it.

Why should artists have to apologize when their art is misinterpreted? The road we’re going down is getting ridiculous.

Posted in: Sia Apologizes For Pedophilia Overtones In Her New Video
#6 raptor jesus | Jan 8th Score:23

Why do artists continually have to apologize to people who misinterpret art by inserting their own perversions?

When I watched this video, I considered the idea of a father/daughter warring with each other. It’s all very playful and sweet to my eyes.

I suppose this is one of the consequences to an overly stimulated American society. Sad, really.

Posted in: Sia Apologizes For Pedophilia Overtones In Her New Video
#5

Jake Limburg | Jan 5th Score:26

unless 2+2=5.

Posted in: Thom Yorke May Have Made $20M On Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
#4 dansolo | Jan 7th Score:27

Post-rock: without it, how would we have written anything in college?

Posted in: 30 Essential Post-Rock Songs
#3 Scott Lapatine | Jan 2nd Score:28

Posted in: The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
#2 inthedeadofknight | Jan 8th Score:29

2 billion? Hmmm, I need to check CNN, something must’ve happened last night…

#asteroid

#locusts

#plague

#extreme famine out of nowhere

#zombies

#skynet

Posted in: Sia Apologizes For Pedophilia Overtones In Her New Video

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 miss_merboy | Jan 5th Score:-9

i was hoping when they broke up they’d stop releasing shit. and i mean that. this is shit.

Posted in: Download Death Grips’ Surprise Instrumental Album Fashion Week
#4

David Mobley | Jan 8th Score:-12

I always have to laugh when someone says that out of the roughly 2 billion people that exist on this planet, only one or two people are capable of doing a thing.

It’s an absurd statement that just says “I didn’t really try too hard to think about this”.

Posted in: Sia Apologizes For Pedophilia Overtones In Her New Video
#3 Gelth | Jan 5th Score:-12

can i just download the girl on the cover instead?

Posted in: Download Death Grips’ Surprise Instrumental Album Fashion Week
#2 cassielangel | Jan 2nd Score:-13

I can’t decide what’s more annoying, if the excessive praise to this below average Kanye’s song or the referentiality from the guy who wrote it.

Posted in: The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
#1 cale | Jan 6th Score:-15

You’ve been talking to Breihan too much, which you should not do, because he’s a fucking idiot. The thing that made all those Animal Collective acolytes so intolerable was that there were just so many. The Dodos, The Keepaways, The Yawns, The El Guinchos, The Ruby Suns, etc. They were everywhere, but if you listen to them now, they all, except for maybe Millionyoung who were awful, had some pretty great songs. That’s why you can’t really compare them to Pearl Jam, because Pearl Jam themselves were awful, and all the stuff they inspired was of course awful as well. Animal Collective were a great band, and most of the stuff they inspired varied from decent to good, with a couple of great tracks scattered in there (I actually think Candy Claws is the best out of all of them, and I prefer AC influenced MGMT to Time To Pretend MGMT.) If some kid picks up all those Animal Collective inspred albums in ten years, he’s gonna love that shit.

With that said. I like this one better than Tomboy, and less than Person Pitch. Tomboy had bad tracks on it. Tomboy, Drone, Friendship Bracelet. The only one i’m not that into on this one is Lonely Wanderer.

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

dansolo | Jan 7th Score:2

Love Beyonce… care about animals… nope, I’m going to have to wait for Grimes to write about this on tumblr before I form an opinion.

Posted in: Beyoncé Criticized For Chilling With Thai Tiger, Elephant