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

This week’s Best And Worst Comments is publishing from Murfreesboro, TN, home of Julien Baker and a 40-minute ride to the annual arts and music megafestival Bonnaroo. It is my 10th or 11th time at Bonnaroo! That sounds like too much when it’s written out! In its 15th year the fest has LCD Soundsystem, Vince Staples, late-night Tame Impala, two SuperJams, some surprise sets, an area called Baconland, and, for the first time ever, flushable toilets. Flushable toilets are so key when it’s 99°. Livestream the music here and follow us on Instagram for behind-the-scenes c o n t e n t.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#9  sentyouabagel | Jun 3rd Score:36

I’ve been struggling to hold myself back from commenting on the last few major rap releases here on the ‘gum, but someone’s gotta say something:

did you guys even listen to this?

there is no reason this thread should be comprised 90% of half-baked kanye jokes. Any music fan who legitimately gets something out of Future & Migos tracks *or* used to get something out of Graduation-era Kanye should absolutely love this. It’s a beaming, technicolor minimalist triumph with a silly hook, like many, many great posse cuts before it. It’s not even remotely boring; Chainz and Kanye and even YO GOTTI of all people are in rare form here. And that doesn’t even begin to describe how it feels to hear Gucci’s verses (that’s plural, people!!) here, alive and just as raw as he was before his last jail stint, but re-energized and glowing over a vibrant, triumphant, and actually pretty varied beat that these guys just wouldn’t have done before this year.

I know I’m not crazy. Listen, guys; you’re gonna be bumping this shit for a while

Posted in: Kanye West – “Round And Round (Champions)” (Feat. Travis Scott, Desiigner, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Quavo, 2 Chainz, & Yo Gotti)
#8  thatsomeone1 | Jun 7th Score:37

The trick is to never talk to people, ever.

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#7  Max the King of All Wild Things | Jun 7th Score:37

I’m sure the other band members are thrilled right now.

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#6  jloo | Jun 7th Score:39

You could say her definition was not good English.

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#5  blochead | Jun 3rd Score:43

Good week. My youngest graduated high school and is gainfully employed.

The Life of PaBloc.

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
#4  Yoko Bono | Jun 6th Score:44

Internet Anonymity®

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#3  YouBeautifulBastard | Jun 7th Score:46

My company can fire me for making statements on my own time that end up harming its reputation, and it’s pretty well within its legal right to do so.

Trump has the support he does mostly because there’s an army of shitkickers with might-makes-right attitudes who believe that they’re God’s favorites because they were born with pink skin and testicles, and are mad that they can’t get away with being assholes anymore.

Posted in: Northside Fest Cuts Band Whose Drummer Defended Stanford Rapist
#2  son_of_cheap_suit | Jun 7th Score:47

I would totally be willing to go with you here if her statement just said, “I know Brock and I love him and I don’t think he would want to hurt anyone.” But if you’re going to say that people who are against raping unconscious people are just being PC, you’d better be ready for whatever heat you take.

Posted in: Northside Fest Cuts Band Whose Drummer Defended Stanford Rapist
#1  LilGravyBoat | Jun 7th Score:56

“rape on campuses isn’t always because people are rapists”

…yes it is, that’s literally the definition of rapist: one who rapes.

This band torpedoed themselves just as they were starting to gain traction. Unbelievable.

Posted in: Northside Fest Cuts Band Whose Drummer Defended Stanford Rapist

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  andy_james | Jun 5th Score:-19

Fuck you! So because this douchebag rapper is black we have to say the same old tired PC bullshit and protest that he’s being persecuted for being black and not because he’s a piece of shit.

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#4  meat | Jun 8th Score:-24

it’s actually the second time. the first suit was by this gal…
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e35/916507_1737535163146496_39076930_n.jpg

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#3  andy_james | Jun 6th Score:-24

You’re an idiot with horrible taste if you’re not a huge Ty Segall fan

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#2  lossleader | Jun 7th Score:-45

Its bullshit to punish this person for free speech, esp as it was related to a court case, not even twitter or anything related to the band. PC culture has gone way too far. This is why Trump has the support he does.

Posted in: Northside Fest Cuts Band Whose Drummer Defended Stanford Rapist
#1  spintriae | Jun 6th Score:-52

Black people.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  spoo | Jun 8th Score:9

That is a cool Toucan Sam on his shirt!

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