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

Things are heating up on the campaign trail as far as Stereogum’s wheelhouse is concerned. This week Hoodie & The Blowfish fan Hillary Clinton finally broke her legendary silence on Kanye West’s presidential campaign. Across the aisle Tony Orlando pal Mike Huckabee used “Eye Of The Tiger” at a rally for anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, so Survivor are considering a lawsuit. Meanwhile, having already pissed off Neil Young and all of Latin pop, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump now faces the ire of R.E.M. for using “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” at a recent event. (It’s probably smart Colbert didn’t book him on the same night as Pearl Jam.) Should the Orange Clown stick with walk-on music from his classy friends Aerosmith? (“Crazy”?) Or from someone more contemporary?

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 yourmotherisaballpointpenthief | Sep 8th Score:17

It should be Prince, forever. Nobody else need apply. Between his own catalog and covers, he would never have to repeat any material.

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#9 Shatterstar | Sep 8th Score:17

I thought The National had been on SNL with Lena Dunham about a year and a half ago?

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#8 meat | Sep 10th Score:17

another day, another female pop singer putting on that ridiculous ‘jazzy’ vocal affectation. probably thinks she’s an ‘old soul’. you sound like everyone else, dear.

i can’t wait for this fad to suffer the same fate as the ironic hipster jug-band.

anger.

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#7 lobster dog | Sep 7th Score:17

While they could’ve gone way wrong (Ed Shereen), this needs to not happen.

The Adele one was good but there wasn’t a lot of risk taking, and now they want the king of Milquetoast. This seems like an appeal to the lamest common denominator, shouldve gone Jessie Ware if they wanted to keep it local…

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#6

Casey Banker | Sep 7th Score:18

Always thought that Alex Turner would make a brilliant bond theme song. I mean pretty much everything from The Last Shadow Puppets album would be absolutely perfect. But then again that would be too bold/brilliant for the bond people. Best to take the shitty populist route.

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#5 HartfordTheWhale | Sep 10th Score:19

Has Keith Richards seen this?

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#4

Adam Fortune | Sep 8th Score:20

I’m still holding out hope for Run The Jewels

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#3 Frager Crain | Sep 10th Score:21

Of course he won’t insult Taylor Swift. That could be the one thing that actually does kill him.

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#2 Scott Lapatine | Sep 4th Score:24

Oh, I almost forgot: James found a thread on 4chan yesterday about Stereogum commenters, and one of the posters even called out Bloc specifically. Congrats all!

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#1 son_of_cheap_suit | Sep 8th Score:27

There are a lot of reasons to be sad and upset about the bigotry that runs rampant in our culture, but ultimately you just have to feel sad for these schmucks. Their way of life is dying, and they are being dragged kicking and screaming into a world that terrifies them. There is absolutely nothing they can do, besides die, to avoid living in a world where people are smoking weed in public and marrying whomever they want. The sheer existential terror this creates in them is almost impossible to wrap your head around.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 midnight_barber | Sep 4th Score:-9

Riiiight, because if Vince staples had mixed up which white artist did a song he would definitely be called a racist by Miley Cyrus.

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Tim Curtin | Sep 8th Score:-11

also, i love NFL football. go pats! for anyone still under the delusion that the pats are the lone evil cheaters of the NFL and no other teams would ever do such reprehensible things:
http://www.barstoolsports.com/boston/john-madden-talks-about-how-teams-all-video-the-opposing-teams-signal-caller/

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#2

Chet Scarn Halpert | Sep 10th Score:-12

Song Nazis

Art isn’t just for the consumption of “approved groups”. This is incredibly childish, but Stipe hasn’t exactly matured much since the Reagan administration. I guess he’s just fine with drone strikes.

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#1 job | Sep 10th Score:-14

Another day, another middle class white man complaining about pop music…blah, blah, blah…

anger.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

letsplaytwister | Sep 10th Score:12

Keith Richards respects motherfucking craft, guys.

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