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

We are still going strong with year-end lists, essays, and interviews. Check out the 2018 In Review archive to see what you might’ve missed. One list we didn’t publish, as Win pointed out today, is a collection of the year’s worst album covers. Maybe we should do that in this very post? I’ll start.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  YBB
Score:42 | Dec 11th

Posted in: Nostalgia And The Shape Of Mainstream Rock To Come
#9  black sheep boy
Score:43 | Dec 10th

“The Death Of Poptimism”

Don’t tease me….

Posted in: Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
#8  blochead
Score:44 | Dec 11th

My Spotify top 100 songs has “Never Seen A Girl” by ShitKid down around #75. That song is from 2017. It’s the oldest song on my list. Nostalgia is the fucking worst. You guys in your 30’s are probably already dealing with your friends from days gone by talking about “Remember band XXX from 1998? Why can’t they make music like that anymore?” I’m a grateful beyond belief to Stereogum and all of you people that frequent it. I have ZERO irl friends left that listen to anything newer than Nirvana. What’s really weird is the way they’ll say “Modest Mouse? You like them, right?” And I just smile and say yeah. There’s no sense in telling them that although I DO like Modest Mouse I liked them quite a bit more about TWENTY YEARS AGO. Sorry…I got all worked up. Nostalgia sucks. Listen to new bands. Breathe in their youthful vigor like Charlize sucking the life out of teenagers in that shitty Snow White movie.

Posted in: Nostalgia And The Shape Of Mainstream Rock To Come
#7  Skunt
Score:44 | Dec 12th

Wikipedia says his real name is Blow Job Thomas. That can’t be right.

Posted in: The Number Ones: B. J. Thomas’ “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”
#6  Tom Breihan
Score:45 | Dec 12th

Posted in: The Number Ones: B. J. Thomas’ “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”
#5  Bobby_Draper
Score:45 | Dec 12th

The photo, the “you’re hiding a child” and the fact that Push sunk Drake’s whole marketing plan for an Adidas line called Adidon just makes that beef savage on so many levels, so savage that Drake couldn’t even record a proper response. Who cares about Kanye becoming an edgelord? Drake vs Pusha-T was Grade-A5 Wagyu Beef.

Posted in: The 13 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2018
#4  Juice Drinksteen
Score:46 | Dec 12th

Before I do ANYTHING, I ask myself if it might possibly land me in a rap beef with Pusha T. If the answer is yes? I don’t do that thing.

Been this way for years. I avoid the state of Virginia entirely.

Posted in: The 13 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2018
#3  Win
Score:47 | Dec 11th

Hi, welcome to the entire bottom five for this week.

Posted in: Nick Cave Defends Israel Shows In Letter To Brian Eno
#2  Chris DeVille
Score:50 | Dec 13th

Posted in: Kanye West Vents Frustration With Drake In Tweetstorm: “There Would Never Be A Drake Without A Kanye West”
#1  undergroundspoon
Score:52 | Dec 12th

The Stereogum commentariat vs. poptimism

Posted in: The 13 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2018

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  explanationpoint
Score:-12 | Dec 10th

having noname and Cardi B on the same list is a joke in and of itself, the fact that that list doesn’t include tierra whack is another insult. but please. i’m the dudebro.

Posted in: Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
#4  almotasim
Score:-13 | Dec 9th

So this is what getting old is: feeling that most of the world has gone insane. Fuck this politically correctness nonsense.

Posted in: The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan Responds To Calls To Censor “Fairytale Of New York”
#3  Skunt
Score:-13 | Dec 13th

Hope the guys in Tool are working on something cool because music video these days are hurdling a low bar.

Posted in: The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018
#2 

Kevin Holy
Score:-15 | Dec 8th

Censor the fucker
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1yolq

Posted in: The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan Responds To Calls To Censor “Fairytale Of New York”
#1  heckbringer
Score:-19 | Dec 10th

I wish music journalists would find other jobs.

Posted in: Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  mjhk75
Score:20 | Dec 11th

I lived the high school talent show fantasy, but instead of a Jimmy Page solo, it was the quiet part in the middle of “Master of Puppets”, and instead of swooning in awe of my god-like guitar wizardry, the stagehands started closing the curtains because they thought the song was over.

Posted in: Nostalgia And The Shape Of Mainstream Rock To Come