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

Here at Stereogum we love musicians. But musicians do not always love us, especially this week. Amanda Palmer stopped by to address our criticism of her crowdfunding endeavors, though to her credit she stuck around and answered questions. We ranked post-punk band Wire’s albums worst to best and they were not impressed. Charlie Puth hasn’t cursed us out on Twitter, but that’s probably because he hasn’t read The Week In Pop yet. You can’t please everyone!

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 Max the King of All Wild Things | Apr 23rd Score:20

Totally horrible.

And I know it’s not at all what you’re saying, but I’m going to piggyback and expand on that “The internet is horrible” statement and just note that I think we need to start really finding that unacceptable.

So often everyone just kind of shrugs and says “It’s the internet! What did you expect?” and in some ways, I often find that behavior even worse. It’s indifferent and enabling. It sucks that it has to happen, but it’s also awesome that she’s calling these people out. They should be called out. It’s not squandering freedom of speech–often the go-to rebuttal for this sort of thing–to let people know they’re disgusting monsters (of the non-Videogum variety, most of whom were and are very nice).

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#9 Bol_Wan | Apr 21st Score:20

That at the moment he has 99 problems with Tidal but being called a bitch ain’t one?

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#8 raptor jesus | Apr 23rd Score:20

This is horrible.
The Internet is horrible.

I’m no expert, but I get the feeling she’s going to see more of those types of comments now.

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#7

Patrick Fant | Apr 17th Score:20

#TeamWishingEveryoneWouldJustGetAlong

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#6 socratic method man | Apr 21st Score:23

I don’t have any money

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#5 raptor jesus | Apr 23rd Score:23

Lead single “Fuck Grammar” expected this summer.

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#4 inthedeadofknight | Apr 23rd Score:25

That comment is one of the most disturbing and disgusting things I’ve ever read. People suck.

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#3 amanda palmer | Apr 21st Score:25

sometimes i like making time for stuff like this. i don’t consider it a waste.

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#2 socratic method man | Apr 23rd Score:26

People need to stop blacking out the names of the people that post this kinda stuff.

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#1 donnytilla | Apr 17th Score:29

I like where your head it at Mikey Nel. Allow me to assist.

If we take this a step further, we can break down the name down into the core elements underlying this confusion:

Follow the money, baby.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 stereogummer | Apr 21st Score:-13

Only on Stereogum could Amanda Palmer be hated more than Azealia Banks.

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#4 miss_merboy | Apr 17th Score:-15

it’s maybe not pointedly misogynistic but it’s still mired in a kind of insidious, toxic “nice guy” masculinity that permeates a large amount of straight-white-guy guitar rock, indie or otherwise

in other words: shit’s still wack, yo

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#3 Dr. Feelgood | Apr 17th Score:-16

Sounds like he’s mansplaining why it’s not sexist to me.

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#2

Doron Diamond | Apr 23rd Score:-19

It’s so annoying when Stereogum tries to be Gawker

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#1 seabean | Apr 20th Score:-23

The future can only be better because soon he won’t be in it.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

scruffy | Apr 17th Score:15

One more reason to avoid Tidal. I hate talking to strangers on the phone.

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