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

ICYM all the fire emoji year-end content we published this week: James ranked the biggest (non-Azealia) beefs, Tom chose the best music videos, Ryan found the weirdest music festivals, Gabriela highlighted this year’s drug songs, Stephen reviewed the country music landscape, Chris ranked the hottest pop songs, Michael went long on the streaming service wars, and I made a “Hotline Bling” supercut. But somehow our most popular story was about the arrest of a pharmaceutical executive. You had great comments about everything. Spoilers ahead.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  finnegans wake | Dec 11th Score:33

Bananas are my drug.

Posted in: The Year In Drug Songs
#8 

Doris Montgomery | Dec 17th Score:35

wait. posting just for the +1’s makes me no better than the Shkreli’s and Swift’s of the world. It used to be about the ART. I’ve become a soulless drone.

Posted in: FBI Arrests Martin Shkreli
#7  meat | Dec 17th Score:36

i hope his prison “friends” wear protection. i’ve heard treatment is expensive.

Posted in: FBI Arrests Martin Shkreli
#6  Scott Lapatine | Dec 11th Score:39

Honorable mention:

I guess they ran out of themes for this series?

Posted in: The 10 Most Unnecessary Albums Of 2015
#5  inthedeadofknight | Dec 17th Score:39

Don’t make attempts at semi-funny comments about the picture guys. Don’t say something like “Haha the prototypical “look at me I’m holding a guitar; I’m a musician” picture. Perfect choice.” because they’re waiting for it, and they’ll immediately change the picture, leaving you to bask alone in your foolishness.

Posted in: FBI Arrests Martin Shkreli
#4 

Doris Montgomery | Dec 17th Score:40

Obviously.

Posted in: FBI Arrests Martin Shkreli
#3 

Doris Montgomery | Dec 17th Score:44

I don’t know law but can the government somehow get that Wu Tang album back?

Posted in: FBI Arrests Martin Shkreli
#2  blochead | Dec 17th Score:47

It’s a Xmas miracle

Posted in: FBI Arrests Martin Shkreli
#1 

Doris Montgomery | Dec 17th Score:75

I’ll bail him out but he is gonna owe me one.

Posted in: FBI Arrests Martin Shkreli

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 

Damian Joseph | Dec 11th Score:-8

First Pitchfork, now Stereogum. Why do the the things I love turn to shit?

Posted in: Willow Smith – “F Q-C #8″
#4  blochead | Dec 12th Score:-9

My only hope is this incredible event doesn’t inspire Julian to make more unlistenable music

Posted in: Watch Albert Hammond, Jr. Bust A Guy Who Pickpocketed His Wife
#3  drummer729 | Dec 16th Score:-10

He says its a problem he has. As in he shoots when he gets scared of people walking around him? Poor word choice. Sounds like he’s confessing to something

Posted in: Chance The Rapper Calls Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq “Some Bill Cosby ‘Pull Up Your Pants’ Stuff”
#2 

Tim Curtin | Dec 17th Score:-12

garbage, all of it

Posted in: The 50 Best Pop Songs Of 2015
#1 

Nathan J Beer | Dec 15th Score:-13

who. the fuck. cares.

Posted in: DJ Khaled Got Lost At Sea On A Jet Ski Today

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  dansolo | Dec 15th Score:32

Joanna Newsom vs. bananas (ofc)

Ed Droste vs. the #squad

The Stereogum comments section vs CRJ & The Stereogum Staff & Cody Morris

Chvrches vs. misogyny

Josh Tillman vs. me

Doris vs. bedtime

Blochead’s love of Deafheaven vs. Blochead’s love of SOPHIE

Posted in: The 15 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2015