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

This week we ran some great artist portraits from Sasquatch!, which I wish I’d gone to this year, even if Kendrick didn’t do “King Kunta” for some reason. Festival season is of course now in full swing. This weekend alone we’ve got BottleRock, Nelsonville, Sweetlife, and Roots Picnic here in the States; overseas there’s Primavera Sound, from which Ryan Leas will be reporting daily for Stereogum. Sweetlife has the “Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe” salad, but Primavera has Kathleen Hanna and this just happened:

Going to any festivals this summer? Should we have a Stereogum meetup? We’ll all wear 311 t-shirts?

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 cbishop | May 26th Score:19

If there’s one thing I love more than a “Jack White said this” article, it’s the inevitable “Jack White meant this” press release.

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#9 raptor jesus | May 22nd Score:20

I know we have a running joke about 2015 being so great for music, but Destroyer deciding to release his “Kaputt” follow up this year transcends that humor. Now it truly feels like stars are aligning and I don’t know what we all did to deserve all this great music in one year.

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Doris Montgomery | May 26th Score:20

Tom’s laptop be like:

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#7 KRAF-TWERK | May 26th Score:20

BUT WILL THIS STREAM ON TIDAL

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Yann Grd | May 22nd Score:20

Reading this on FB, I first thought it was coming from The Onion.

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#5 Max the King of All Wild Things | May 26th Score:21

Ugh, why can’t PacSun just offer a t-shirt that actually celebrates the SINCERE and SERIOUS respect the American flag deserves? That way real Americans can show their support. Something like

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#4 Bol_Wan | May 25th Score:22

It must suck when festivals offer you so much money you can’t say no. Poor, poor man.

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#3 turtleflu | May 28th Score:22

Barley 30? I’m a multi-grain 20.

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#2 donnytilla | May 25th Score:24

Are financial troubles to blame for that haircut?

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#1 spiritualize | May 26th Score:25

at coachella 2013 during beach house this girl came up to me and my girlfriend and was like “BEEEEEAAAACH HOUUUUUUSE. BEEEEEAAAACH MUTHAFUCKIN HOUUUUUUSE. ALL THE BEAAAACHES IN THE HOUUUUUSE.” one of our favorite bands, it has since become a catch phrase for us.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 terriblelie | May 28th Score:-5

I love Girls and his music. However, not to be all Politically Correct, but isn’t wearing a straight jacket sort of insensitive to people who suffer from mental health disorders? For such a talented and likeable guy, something more tasteful and respectful would be preferred. Anyway, love the man’s music and glad he is still making music.

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#4 son_of_cheap_suit | May 27th Score:-6

The whole “Carter” thing was *already* a rip-off when Wayne did it. By that point Jay Z had already run “S. Carter” into the ground and moved on. I know you can’t trademark a last name, but come on… Wayne in particular has no claim to it.

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#3 meat | May 26th Score:-10

“Jack loves Meg, and she’s an incredible drummer – nobody can do what she does and did with the White Stripes”

yeah, and i’m cyndi lauuuper

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#2 public school whitey | May 28th Score:-13

i thought his hero was Kurt?

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Marco Pitino | May 28th Score:-16

This site and its writers are cute.

I don’t adore or despise these guys. I’m totally indifferent.

Additionally, biggest band in the world? Biggest LOL ever.

I’m barley 30 and I still think U2 is the biggest band on the planet.

OOoooooo you’re so cute.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

HartfordTheWhale | May 26th Score:14

This album SLAYS. When that melody kicks in on the opening track…

I knew from that moment it would be rad, and it is. Other standouts – “Obvs,” “Hold Tight” and “The Rest is Noise,” but really it’s all great in the way that only dance music that finds the perfect balance between badass and emotional catharsis can be.

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