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

We’re well into January, and this week we saw a massive amount of new album news. We got teasers and tracklists from folks like Björk, Waxahatchee, Purity Ring, Matt And Kim, Lightning Bolt, Death Cab For Cutie, JEFF The Brotherhood, Mark Knopfler, Inventions, Chris Cornell, James Blake, FIDLAR, Matthew E. White, Pops Staples, Chvrches, PJ Harvey, Fort Lean, Fort Romeau, Doldrums, Spiritualized, Sufjan Stevens (!), and Carly Rae Jepsen (!!). Something for everyone. But still waiting on you, Frank. Stereogum readers’ best and worst comments about all this stuff, Mark Ronson, Sleater-Kinney, and more are below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 blochead | Jan 12th Score:21

DEERHUNTER. How is it possible that nobody above me mentiones Deerhunter in the top 10 rock bands of the past 20 years?

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#9 blochead | Jan 12th Score:23

I think you just inadvernently defined it.

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#8 dustruffle | Jan 12th Score:24

this is huge you guys.

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#6 blochead | Jan 15th Score:25

If the sonofabitch doesn’t want the handmade collage I made for him then screw him.

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#5

Tim Curtin | Jan 12th Score:27

that’s it, shut it down.

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#4 vibribbon | Jan 12th Score:59

a great week for people who were in college in 2005

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#3

Heath D. Williams | Jan 12th Score:69

where is Carrie & Lowell i’ve never been to that state

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#1 crania americana | Jan 9th Score:83

Brushing the dust off an empty keg in the garage, Jenna Bush sighed to herself, “I remember when I was one of the coolest first daughters ever.” As she placed her hands on its cold steel frame she considered trying out a kegstand for old times’ sake. “Not without a spotter,” she laughed to herself, instead leaning on the empty vessel, chardonnay in hand, turning the knob on the long-neglected Aiwa stereo that sat next to an unused bottle of Armor All wheel polish on an adjacent workbench. Funny that the song was “How You Remind Me,” she thought. How it reminded her, indeed.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 black sheep boy | Jan 12th Score:-6

Age of Adz sucked. But Illinoise… I could go for some more of that. Not sure why he shied away from that style for so long now, I miss it.

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#4 Tom Breihan | Jan 12th Score:-6

Shit, another one I forgot. Blink-182. Debut album 95. Might’ve made top 10.

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#3 cale | Jan 11th Score:-7

Real Top Ten Rock Bands To Emerge In The Past 20 Years

1) Animal Collective
2) Neutral Mil Hotel
3) Lightning Bolt
4) Black Dice
5) Xiu Xiu
6) Wilco
7) Daft Punk
8) Ponytail
9) The Microphones
10) Women

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#2

Jason Gardner | Jan 14th Score:-15

Enthusiastic singer with average voice and one dance move sings for band that plays mediocre music; adored by all. I guess enthusiasm goes a long way!

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#1

Daniel Kov | Jan 15th Score:-19

DSOTM is their ONLY good album.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

honlads | Jan 10th Score:16

Sorry guys. It’s me honlads. Accidentally used my Facebook account on this one.

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