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

Sunday is Music’s Biggest Night™ so we are obligated to watch the Grammys instead of Better Call Saul. If you’re gonna watch, head here to live blog with us. Quips wanted! Of course we’ll have to accept the possibility that Iggy Azalea will take home the Best Rap Album trophy — a travesty on par with Jethro Tull beating Metallica, but more racist. Will Iggy Iggs join her king, inspiring a hundred hot takes and the wrath of Twitter? We shall find out! Will Sam Smith get a lot of screen time? Unfortunately! Will Aphex Twin win Best Dance/Electronic Album? No one really cares! The Grammys bring all that intrigue, plus performances by Kanye West, Beyoncé, and Beck with Chris Martin, so get your guacamole ready and join us here for a Comment Party. It’ll be the 30th anniversary of the greatest Grammys performance of all time:

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 blochead | Jan 30th Score:33

BlocJr (my 17 yrd old daughter) only listens to vinyl. She listens to nothing but ambient post rock. I asked her if she only listens to vinyl because of the inherent degradation of CD’s or the poor sound of MP3?s. Her response is a classic example of the self awareness you speak of…

“No. I don’t care about that. Records are just way cooler”

Posted in: It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
#8 Max the King of All Wild Things | Jan 30th Score:45

Yeah, but the sound is, like, so much warmer.

[laughs at joke to self, preorders another album on vinyl, wonders what “self awareness” means]

Posted in: It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
#7 blochead | Feb 3rd Score:46

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner responds with…

“We are boring. I suppose it’s from putting time into making thoroughly solid records instead of a few great songs followed by filler”

Oddly enough Morrissey responded by cancelling something.

Posted in: Noel Gallagher Says Modern Rock Stars Are Dull, Especially Arctic Monkeys
#6 saturnian | Jan 30th Score:52

The more I read about Pono and see articles about it, the more I want a Toblerone.

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#5 boozm | Jan 30th Score:52

“I have a nu-metal past”

– “Nate, welcome, and thanks for sharing with the group.”

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Corbin Albaugh | Feb 3rd Score:56

“The new names like James Blunt”

Shit. I knew the UK was in a different time zone, but I had no idea that it’s still 2004 over there.

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#2 blochead | Jan 30th Score:65

I’m 48 years old. My ears are shot. Just like Neil Young’s. You could record a whale farting into a tin cup and tell me it’s the new one from a reunited Replacements and I’d say…

“Westerberg voice sounds weathered and rough. I LOVE THIS!!!!”

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 mercury sound | Jan 30th Score:-10

I just don’t get this shit. How can people still tolerate these affluent fucks bombing us with substance-less, grade-school bars doing nothing but perpetuating their own status? Has postmodernism really infiltrated everything so much that we are so wowed by the aesthetics of shit that we fail to comprehend its depthlessness? I don’t give a shit about how good a producer Kanye is, he doesn’t say shit, and art is in a scary place if all we continue to do is praise the pastiche and the superficial.

Posted in: Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West)
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Ben P Scott | Feb 3rd Score:-11

Well said Noel. Anyone who disagrees with him or claims that he’s somehow “jealous” needs to wake up and realise what the music industry is doing to their brains. What excuse is there for modern pop and the complete lack of talent that it symbolises? Singles charts clogged with the same songs for months on end because the media just feeds people the same polished manufactured shite and nothing else.

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#3 blochead | Jan 30th Score:-12

I’ve railed against Kanye and his ilk poorly for a very long time.

Never nearly as good as you did above.

Posted in: Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West)
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Femi Zaccheus | Jan 30th Score:-19

damn would it have killed you to actually listen to the song? no kanye

Posted in: Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West)
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Manriquez Noam | Feb 3rd Score:-20

he never talked about arctic monkeys music you retards

Posted in: Noel Gallagher Says Modern Rock Stars Are Dull, Especially Arctic Monkeys

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

Reid McCreary | Jan 30th Score:17

I borrowed a Pono for a test drive a few weeks ago. After listening to Joni Mitchell’s ‘California’, I was amazed at the range of sounds that I heard. I could actually hear Joni’s fingers tapping on her guitar as she strummed each note! Incredible, right? After coming down from the Pono high, I went back to my standard iphone/ten-dollar-buds/Spotify combo. I cranked up ‘California’ again and could hear the exact same thing.

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