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

It was another strong week for albums (thanks in part to the latest LPs from Jason Isbell and Tame Impala) and last night Wilco pulled a Beyoncé (or a Wilco?) with the excellently titled and illustrated Star Wars. The band is expected to play some of these new songs at Pitchfork Festival tonight. Stereogum’s Tom Breihan will be reporting from there all weekend, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, Ryan Leas and I will be at the inaugural Eaux Claires, which is like Pitchfork Festival, but with fewer music critics and more ticks. Your best and worst quips of the past seven days are below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 koala clap | Jul 14th Score:27

“Why isn’t O’Connor pissed about the same things that I’m pissed about?”

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#9 dansolo | Jul 13th Score:27

I think what Deadmau5 is missing here is Guetta’s commitment to making his live shows a multimedia and multisensory experience. When you see Guetta, you won’t just listen to horseshit – you’ll see horseshit and smell horseshit, too.

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#8 Max the King of All Wild Things | Jul 15th Score:27

I just hope that by the time it’s out we’re all ready to understand it.

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#7

Kirk Rogers | Jul 14th Score:31

Yeah, we can let the fake rape stories go, but this shit right here is just too much. #BoycottRollingStone

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#6 inthedeadofknight | Jul 16th Score:32

Hahaha that was amazing. Loved it. Pretty sure Conan nailed it- “That was a workout!”

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#5

Ben Fiore | Jul 14th Score:32

She’s wearing a hat?

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#4 plastic pants | Jul 16th Score:32

Ever have one of those moments when you’re listening to Summerteeth and you pop over to the gum’ to see what’s going on and you have to do a reality check because the front page says there’s a new Wilco record called ‘Star Wars’ with a cat on the cover? Yeah, me too.

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#3

Max Fell | Jul 14th Score:34

Yes, let’s please keep regarding the magazine that gave U2’s virus the best album of 2014 as something that has the ability to completely “kill music”.

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#2 bogota rocks | Jul 14th Score:41

So glad Stereogum is sticking up for underdogs like Kim Kardashian, One Direction, Miley Cyrus and American Idol.

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#1

Corbin Albaugh | Jul 14th Score:45

Aw c’mon, Rolling Stone occassionally has their shit together! Remember when they did that feature about the lost member of The Strokes?

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 hellyeahstereo | Jul 14th Score:-14

Wait. Stereogum, are you defending Kim Kardashian, because of the oh so mighty Kanye who? Give us a f***ing break. I agree that’s a riot. Let’s not forget who Kim truly is. Just because she’s got cha-ching doesn’t mean she’s a talentless slut.

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#4 cale | Jul 11th Score:-16

I think she’s lying/exagerrating. She strikes me as more troubled than brave.

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#3 Dick Litman | Jul 16th Score:-17

Hahaha that was amazing. Loved it. Pretty sure Conan nailed it- “That was a workout!”

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#2

Michael Bell | Jul 16th Score:-17

“Why release an album this way and why make it free?”

Well because we realize that after a decade or so of mediocre-to-decent easy listening records this is the only way to generate any excitement about new music from us.

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#1

Will Rucker | Jul 16th Score:-22

Hahaha that was amazing. Loved it. Pretty sure Conan nailed it- “That was a workout!”

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

meat | Jul 16th Score:14

i just went from “fucking 8 hour drive tomorrow” to “fucking 8 hour drive tomorrow!!!”

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