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

I generally dislike when movie characters act out Elton John songs, but it worked pretty well in Rocketman, much better than in Gnomeo & Juliet. Overall I was very impressed by Taron Egerton. There’s a scene at the end in which Elton worries he’ll never compose another great song without drugs, but eventually he is shown at the piano writing “I’m Still Standing” in a predictable, anachronistic coda. I had to explain to my friend that in real life Elton John never did write a great song after getting sober. I’m glad he’s still around, though, and I hope to see him on this farewell tour. I’m totally here for the coming onslaught of music biopics too. I hope Frank Turner gets one. This has been Stereogum Movie Korner.

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THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  Y B B
Score:41 | Jun 5th

I celebrated 10 years of marriage back in March. Do you think I miss this shit? Reader, I do not!

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#9  HartfordTheWhale
Score:45 | Jun 6th

Just a thought here – maybe make music that doesn’t suck? I mean, Igor is great so do more stuff like that.

Posted in: DJ Khaled Reportedly Freaked Out On His Label When His Album Failed To Debut At #1
#8  inthedeadofknight
Score:45 | Jun 5th

When I was at FORM a month ago I was swiping away on multiple apps and nothing was coming of it, then I ended up meeting someone the old fashion way, by talking to them in person, and it went great. We hung out the last two days of the festival and we’ve been talking every day since. I deleted my apps when I got back. She’s visiting me this weekend from halfway across the country. Festival magic is a thing, and it most certainly doesn’t come from a smart phone app.

Posted in: Tinder Is Even Worse At A Music Festival
#7  HartfordTheWhale
Score:46 | Jun 6th

No no you misunderstood. He yelled angrily, but all he was saying was “DJ KHALED!”

Posted in: DJ Khaled Reportedly Freaked Out On His Label When His Album Failed To Debut At #1
#5  ghostchannels
Score:52 | Jun 6th

Pump this straight into my veins.

Posted in: DJ Khaled Reportedly Freaked Out On His Label When His Album Failed To Debut At #1
#4  catfishhunter
Score:56 | Jun 6th

I absolutely love living in a world where DJ Khaled and T-swift can’t knock Tyler and “Old Town Road” out of the #1 slots.

Posted in: DJ Khaled Reportedly Freaked Out On His Label When His Album Failed To Debut At #1
#3  monkeyridinghorse
Score:63 | Jun 6th

Even he would tell you he’s no cunning linguist.

Posted in: DJ Khaled Reportedly Freaked Out On His Label When His Album Failed To Debut At #1
#2  storkknees
Score:68 | May 31st

Good thing Stereogum did the anniversary piece this year, because nobody cares when it’s 23

Posted in: Enema Of The State Turns 20
#1  Ambarten
Score:72 | Jun 4th

I hope this doesn’t get buried/isn’t considered pointless or dumb. I just want to say how amazing it has been to get to read these every day and read everyone’s comments/thoughts/rants/confessions and passions.
It is such a unique (to me) column. We are part of it, in real time. Following the history, trying to catch up with our own present number ones. Each day we read Tom’s take and then the comments begin. I’ve been coming here daily since 2013 when my high school friend got a job writing for the site and told me to check it out. I feel like this place has helped me keep my fucking sanity through some mad dark shit. You wonderful dorks were always here. Talking about music, politics and the best ways to cook a steak.

I am almost always to insecure to really dive in and meaningfully comment like some of you do. I usually link a meme or video, sometimes attempt to describe how I feel about a song or album (especially if it Tyler, The Creator, because I am in love with him). I do not know how to talk about music like y’all. But every day I get to come into the comments sections and be part of a community that is so fucking passionate and it is wonderful. Over the years being part of your jokes/references has been a thrill. Seeing how time and time again, despite some fairly diverse political leanings the comentariat consistently down-votes/speaks out against racism, homophobia. Islamophobia and is generally accepting, intelligent and beautiful towards fellow humans is such a rare and special thing for an internet forum (that is not specifically dedicated to such issues).

So yeah. This column is special. I get to see you regulars every day and reading your stories, absurd and mundane and everything in between. And I know going back to read everything from the beginning when all is said and done will be as much a reward for the comments as it is for the actual writeups on the Number Ones.

Sorry if this was dumb. Thank you, Tom, and all you wonderful gummers.
To the asshole’s who keep misspelling cokeparty, get fucked.
Oh, and I am still very convinced YBB and blochead are the same person.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 

Freddie Edwards
Score:-12 | May 31st

im usually there with yall on the poptimism slant but this shit is buns. 👀

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#4  THEREALARKITOOTHUS
Score:-13 | Jun 5th

The electoral college system rules.

Posted in: Donald Trump Finally Crosses The Line, Calls Bette Midler “A Washed Up Psycho”
#3  roland1824
Score:-14 | Jun 3rd

How about a Spielberg doc on the Beatles? Do you need that too in 2019? Or maybe you want to be beat over the head how great some shit was 40+ years ago. This is tired stuff by Boomers for Boomers.

P.S. Dylan in ’75 was NOT even that interesting compared to what was going on elsewhere in music, and Scorsese in 2019 isn’t even in the top 50 of interesting filmmakers.

Posted in: Watch The Trailer For Scorsese’s Latest Dylan Doc & Stream 10 Songs From The Rolling Thunder Revue Box Set
#2  misskitten
Score:-25 | Jun 1st

This partisan rhetoric though is not wise because it continues dividing. Not every Repubican is an elitist scumbag. Is every Democrat an evil socialist? However, art, even stupid art that is ignorant, should never be cesnored.

Posted in: Radio Programmers Said Lower Dens’ New Song “Young Republicans” Was “Too Controversial”

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  dansolo
Score:34 | Jun 5th

“She couldn’t see Diplo… and she couldn’t see me” – Nick’s memoir

Posted in: Tinder Is Even Worse At A Music Festival