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

This week’s Shut Up, Dude comes to you from Louisville where Forecastle is about to kick off with a strong lineup that includes Arcade Fire, the War On Drugs, Jason Isbell, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Jenny Lewis. (It’s not all tasteful dad-rock, though: the fest will also host Westside Gunn + Conway, White Reaper, T-Pain, and Khruangbin, among others.) Two guys who are not here are Michael Stipe and Thom Yorke because they’re busy forming a human shield in Williamsburg.

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THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#9  tommind
Score:35 | Jul 6th

I love that this piece exists, but I gotta point out that there’s a typo in the headline. I believe the lyric is “yyyyyit’s been.”

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#7  kvlt of blake
Score:38 | Jul 8th

We need to consider the possibility of a record so unreleased that we don’t understand it yet.

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#6  cokeparty
Score:41 | Jul 10th

Ironically, no one who bought this pedal has ever “melted” much less seen female genitalia IRL.

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#5  Chris DeVille
Score:43 | Jul 10th

If you’re wondering why Tom didn’t write Album Of The Week this week, he’s on vacation.

And if you’re wondering why Michael didn’t write a Premature Evaluation on this… he’s heard it.

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#4  Chris DeVille
Score:43 | Jul 9th

Dude is a total charlatan who has somehow convinced Justin and Kanye he’s a genius.

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#2  Chris DeVille
Score:48 | Jul 10th

That said, for those of you who (like me) cannot get enough Michael Nelson essays-as-opuses, he’s working on one about the state of heavy music that will hopefully be out this week.

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#1  El Gummo
Score:54 | Jul 6th

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👶 Uploading an Avatar 👶

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5. Click the Create Your Own Gravatar button, sign up, and log in.
6. Go to My Gravatars, then click “Add a new image”.
7. Upload your image, then go through the prompts until you’re done.
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3. Copy the “Direct Link for Layouts” link, then paste it into your comment.

*Don’t use Imgur.

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2. Click the GIF you want, then click “Copy Link”.
3. Copy the “GIF Link” link, then paste it into your comment.

👶 Adding Bold Text, Italics, and Embedded Links 👶

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

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  Win
Score:-9 | Jul 9th

The only “holy shit” surprise I can think of that would make me utter those words is a performance from Morrissey. There’s the shock factor of Justin Vernon knowing him and implicitly condoning his actions, and then there’s the shock that Moz actually showed up and played for as long as he was supposed to.

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#4  bootyfish
Score:-10 | Jul 10th

With all that being said, I’d sure like to eat her Japanese breakfast…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbUpGoOjFWw

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#3  Dahmersound
Score:-11 | Jul 6th

Shut Up, Dude: Policing speech and manufacturing safe spaces for overly sensitive regressives

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#2  timescreamer
Score:-15 | Jul 11th

Imagine caring about this

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#1  Grapefruit Seltzer
Score:-15 | Jul 8th

AC is the Goatse of music. Cool/transgressive when yr a kid…just another gaping white asshole you could do without as an adult

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