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

Hope you are enjoying our year-end coverage. We’ve got more retrospective lists, essays, and interviews coming next week so don’t throw your laptop in the ocean just yet. Until then, here are two things to do: vote in the Gummys and, if you live near NYC, come to the Stereogum Meet Up tomorrow night. It’s a great concert for a great cause. (Okay, there is no cause, but there will be free Stereogum swag and James is DJing.)

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  ColinColin
Score:25 | Dec 2nd

Didn’t know this website was run by establishment coastal liberal elites living in their little hipster Brooklyn bubble. Sad! /s
Actually I just wish I could meet ya’ll.

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#9  vnm
Score:25 | Dec 2nd

i like that he says ye was “maybe” his hero, like cole’s entire career isn’t the premise “what if kanye spent less time experimenting and more time trying to sound like nas”

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#8  a.j.howard09
Score:25 | Dec 6th

Honestly, I love lists and awards, but I don’t get why we so worked up about this every year. The Grammys don’t and have never really had the institutional integrity to justify the shits given. It’s like getting super-invested in what a room full of Ryan Seacrests think is the best music released this year. I mean the Academy Awards is far from perfect, but we give a shit about them because movies like Casablanca, All About Eve and The Godfather have won the Oscar. We wouldn’t really give a shit about them if they had given the Oscar to movies like Pearl Harbor, Transformers 2 or something like Crash.

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#7  hatebox
Score:26 | Dec 2nd

I kind of miss obnoxious tribalism in rock. I remember being at the Big Day Out festival in New Zealand years ago where the Strokes came on just before Metallica. Casablancas dismissed their fans as meatheads and he angry response was palpable. But within a few songs everyone was dancing.

I don’t know what my point is.

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#6  undergroundspoon
Score:26 | Dec 6th

“Ctrl+F ‘Real Friends’”

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#5  mr. gruff the atheist goat
Score:28 | Dec 6th

That’s nice of him to say, but it would have been more honest to say “I would’ve liked to see Frank Ocean’s name where Drake’s is”

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#4  hatebox
Score:30 | Dec 2nd

SUFJAN: hey bon?
BON IVER: (crying) you scared me
SUFJAN: (also crying) you just scared me
*they fall back asleep in their nest*
(Credit to @GayleWW)

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#3  raptor jesus
Score:33 | Dec 2nd

“The most universally acclaimed release of Sufjan Stevens’ career…”

I thought that was Illinois?

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#2  crania americana
Score:35 | Dec 7th

The original pitchfork rappers:

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#1  undergroundspoon
Score:58 | Dec 2nd

Yeah, writing a whole album mourning the loss of a mother you hardly knew is an “exercise.” Sure.

If only he had included an 11-minute epic about how being a 20-something is hard.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#4  spiritualize
Score:-8 | Dec 8th

does anyone else feel like he has to take a jab at almost every musician mentioned in this interview? or at least sort of dodge the question?

beyonce – unlistenable
kanye – the trump thing was awful
bowie – i wish he would have called me back…
prince – i was surprised
rihanna – i like the tame impala song

Maybe it is just me, he is getting old and a bit crotchety ?

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#3  potato_
Score:-8 | Dec 2nd

Hot potato take: Sufjan’s music is poop

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#2  shittytruth
Score:-10 | Dec 2nd

yes we can, it’s not a good album by any measure

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#1  Nico
Score:-12 | Dec 2nd

YES.
Can we already throw shade on Teens of Denial? Only the first half is pretty good, peaks on Drivers-Whales and then it goes all the way down. Style was way better. And C&L was wat better than Style.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

 

Nick Osborne
Score:16 | Dec 6th

I saw Dumbfuckistan open for Viet Cong at the Troubadour once. It was alright.

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