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

This week we ranked the 10 best Brand New songs and April’s best metal songs. We gave a pop history of “Tom’s Diner” and talked to the Jesus And Mary Chain. We recommended new releases from Mew and DVS, and heard 20 other new albums that mostly aren’t out yet. And we learned a lot about OK Computer in an oral history chock full of facts (#TidalFacts). Get well soon Joni, B.B., and Weiland. You best and worst comments from the past 7 days are below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 Knives and Violence | Apr 27th Score:23

Tidal did everything wrong from the start. If they really wanted to promote the every-man musician, they should’ve had those people on stage with them when they launched the streaming service — possibly even giving them a spotlight to discuss how, if Tidal were successful, it would impact their life. Instead, they had rich artists playing grab-ass. As everyone can see, that didn’t sit well with the average music lover. At this point, it really doesn’t matter what Tidal and its investors/owners do at this point. They’re just digging themselves and their brand deeper in a hole. Even Kanye seems to realize this…

Posted in: Grimes Enters The Tidal Debate
#9 marko | Apr 29th Score:24

Alternate headline: “Message Found in CD Booklet Take Over a Month to Uncover, Because Nobody Buys CDs Anymore”

Posted in: Hidden Braille Message Reveals Full Title Of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly
#8 raptor jesus | Apr 26th Score:24

“Tidal is where artists can give their fans more without the middlemen.”

Isn’t Tidal the middleman?

Posted in: Jay Z Defends Tidal On Twitter
#6 Bol_Wan | Apr 24th Score:25

Funny thing is, she also got a lot of downvotes. So the whole thing basically ended up as a break even endeavour

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#5 Scott Lapatine | Apr 24th Score:27

I don’t really get it either.

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#4

Nick Burica | Apr 30th Score:28

if i used to be the lead singer of stone temple pilots and was forced to play with dudes half my age in the back of a restaurant in corprus christi, I’d be drunk as shit too.

Posted in: Scott Weiland Gives Tragic Performance Of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Vasoline” In Texas
#3

Doris Montgomery | Apr 24th Score:28

I finally understood 311 truth after my Grandfather played Come Original backwards for me on Thanksgiving. I cried. Then he said “No be chill.”

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#1 Max the King of All Wild Things | Apr 30th Score:35

A red light goes off, sirens echoing across marbled floors. As the warm glow washes over him in rhythmic pulses, Jay-Z clears his throat. He picks up the phone.

Posted in: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Thinks Music Should Be Free, Makes His Money From Commercials Anyway

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 spintriae | Apr 28th Score:-16

Wait. They free’d Earl?

Oh, that’s right, I stopped giving a shit in 2010, back when rape-rap stopped being cool.

Posted in: Stream Earl Sweatshirt Solace
#4

Zaldino French | Apr 28th Score:-18

This great. Glenn Beck is a natural entertainer and very smart man. Hopefully WK helps give him more promotion. Love this!

Posted in: Glenn Beck Gives Andrew W.K. A Show On His Radio Network
#3 stereogummer | Apr 29th Score:-20

Wow, more privileged white people striking down on a Person of Colour with their institutional racism. A person of colour does not have the ability to be racist or misogynistic, misogyny is a result of being of a race of institutional power + bigotry, something only white skinned people are capable of.

Hip-Hop is an expression of oppression from the institutional racism against black men in society, the “misogyny” from rappers such as Kanye West, Chief Keef, Drake, Tyler the Creator is because of their growing up in the slums of America which was a result of People of Colour often having to grow up in bad areas.

Duncan Hosie is a heteronormative privleged cis white male who is trying to silence the voice of a strong black man.

Posted in: Princeton Students Protest Big Sean On Campus
#2 Zayin | Apr 29th Score:-28

Some Blind Chick: “I think I got the new Taylor Swift album!”
*Puts on CD*
As they drive away from the mall: “What the heck is this?!?”
*Immediately gets in horrible car accident because blind chicks that still buy CDs at the mall should not be allowed to drive cars*

Posted in: Hidden Braille Message Reveals Full Title Of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly
#1

Matt Dolloff | Apr 29th Score:-29

Stereogum fails. This is from The Onion. Not real.

Posted in: This Is A Very Surprising Oral History Of Radiohead’s OK Computer

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

Dr. Feelgood | Apr 30th Score:16

oh man not this asshole again, businessplaining why music should be free.

Posted in: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Thinks Music Should Be Free, Makes His Money From Commercials Anyway