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

This weekend Gabriela and I are reporting from Outside Lands, where we’ve booked Natalie Prass, Speedy Ortiz, Twin Peaks, Hot Chip, and other Stereogum favorites at a small tent we’re hosting for Toyota with Brooklyn Vegan and Spin. Come say hi and pick up a Toyota. (I assume we’re giving away Toyotas?) Meanwhile we launched our annual Song Of The Summer survey yesterday. I haven’t looked at the early returns, but I assume Ryan Adams’ cover of “Out Of The Woods” is winning. Remember to vote for song of the summer here. And vote for dong of the summer here.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 Max the King of All Wild Things | Aug 3rd Score:27

We’re all going to feel so silly when it turns out Frank Ocean is just using his domain to release a new The Cure box set.

Posted in: It Looks Like Frank Ocean’s Album Is Imminent
#9 silas wegg | Jul 31st Score:29

At this point I pretty much read all Carly Rae posts as if they were written by The Onion. I mean she’s good but the hyperbole is just so over the top.

Posted in: Carly Rae Jepsen – “Warm Blood”
#8 silas wegg | Aug 3rd Score:30

Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this……

Posted in: It Looks Like Frank Ocean’s Album Is Imminent
#7

Drew Cox | Aug 3rd Score:30

The password is not 12345

Posted in: It Looks Like Frank Ocean’s Album Is Imminent
#6 iceberg | Aug 6th Score:31

“I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” – Jamie XX

Posted in: Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2015
#5

Drew Cox | Aug 3rd Score:33

Album releases are so much more fun in 2015

Posted in: It Looks Like Frank Ocean’s Album Is Imminent
#4 James Rettig | Aug 6th Score:35

Every song on the Carly Rae Jepsen album :)

#sponsored

Posted in: Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2015
#3 Max the King of All Wild Things | Aug 3rd Score:41

[drumroll; cymbal crash]

Posted in: It Looks Like Frank Ocean’s Album Is Imminent
#2 meat | Aug 4th Score:43

yikes that was embarrassing. you said he split his pants as well?

Posted in: Lenny Kravitz Rocks Out With His Cock Out (Literally)
#1 meat | Aug 3rd Score:71

meanwhile, at camp miguel…

Posted in: It Looks Like Frank Ocean’s Album Is Imminent

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 job | Aug 3rd Score:-10

Im surprised the 25-34 age group is so represented, i would have figured it was all teens at these things. 25 was about the time i came to the realization that i hated live music and i would rather chew my own arm off than put myself through the boredom of another concert. I had just assumed other people over 25 felt pretty much the same, or else at least had something better to be doing.

Posted in: Generation X Ages Out Of Lollapalooza
#4 homesickalien | Aug 4th Score:-10

This dudes the Donald Trump of music.

Posted in: Noel Gallagher Isn’t Impressed By Apple Music Either
#3

David Worthington | Aug 3rd Score:-11

Marriage is a tragic kingdom. You never know what’s underneath it all.

Gwen thought, I’m just a girl; I want a simple kind of life. But life isn’t always like a sunday morning. Sometimes it’s like being trapped in a box filled with spiderwebs.

Gavin’s like, hey baby, once I felt the chemicals between us. Everything [was] zen. Maybe I’m being a greedy fly, but I think I need to come down now.

Posted in: Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale Are Getting Divorced
#2 mr leather | Aug 5th Score:-18

Hold on – just looked at Liam’s tweets.
He called him shit for how he treated Beck.
The then said the College Dropout is artistry.
And recommended he listen to the La’s.

It makes sense for him to be called racist for that?

Caitlin, you’re an idiot. Let me be clear: I am not saying all women are dumb. Only that you are.

Posted in: Oasis Are Racist Dickheads Says Vic Mensa
#1 mr leather | Aug 5th Score:-25

1. I love how criticizing one or two black men makes someone a racist. Isn’t assuming that whenever a white person criticizes a black person it means that they hate all black people itself a racist assumption? OR MAYBE IT’S JUST FUCKING IDIOTIC.

2. Kanye West does not make rock n roll music. He makes rap. Anyone who thinks he makes rock n roll, or any kind of rock, is completely unfamiliar with the genre. Fuck “spirit,” rock is defined by quantifiable elements of style.

3. There are thousands of people carrying the “spirit” or rock. They’re people in things called “rock bands.” There are a lot of them.

4. Does Kimye pay Stereogum to write an “article” every time they’re “criticized”?

5. When will Stereogum file for tax exempt status because it’s the Khurch of Kanye?

Posted in: Oasis Are Racist Dickheads Says Vic Mensa

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE