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

In October we received more monthly comments than ever before! Good job, guys. You’ve been worked up about something. Must be residual Lulu scorn. Or the fact that we named Four The Record Album Of The Week. (Spoiler: next week’s will be Hey Santa! [8th Anniversary Uber Deluxe Edition]; prep your thoughtful feedback now.) Of course it’s hard to make jokes while we’re still reeling from the breakup of Ben & Zooey. What chance do the only nominally adorkable stand if those two can’t make it work? I suppose all we can do is replenish our Kleenex, cue up Loveless, and scroll below for the highest and lowest rated comments of the past seven days.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 seanjean | Nov 1st Score:14

Wow. I admittedly read this blog less and less every month, and it seems every time I come back it is more self-calculating and attempting to appeal to everyone more than it was before (Double Take reviews anyone?). Now you’re giving mass market country albums a glowing review? Seriously? This is almost too much.

I love this quote: “Nashville’s assembly line is extremely good at what it does.” Yeah. And so is KFC, Two and a Half Men, and Wal-Mart. Make a product as efficiently and profitable as possible on a large scale without any consideration of quality. This is corporate lab music. You cannot be serious with this post. Not to discredit the talent of the musicians themselves involved in this genre (they’re usually all wildly talented), but the music itself is business as usual. There’s nothing wrong with it, just like there’s nothing wrong with Coldplay. It is what it is. There is a ton of great original country music out there though, ain’t this ain’t it. That’s why there is a genre out there labeled alt-country. It’s an alternative to the CMT homogenization.

I hate internet indie snarkiness so if you like this music, cool (good cop-out me!), but I thought this blog was a celebration of forward thinking, creative, and original music. There are already a number of distribution channels out there for this stuff.

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#9 middledistancebummer | Nov 1st Score:15

“Enjoy your new twin size bed”, said Zooey.

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#8 djfreshie | Nov 1st Score:15

I guess he decided not to Follow Her into the Dark

Posted in: Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel Separate :(
#7

Michael Robenalt | Nov 2nd Score:17

Ben will be looking for a New Girl (tuesdays on Fox)

Posted in: Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel Separate :(
#6 tsinn | Nov 2nd Score:18

I still can’t believe Ben & Zooey broke up.

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#5 Ocelot Stomp | Nov 1st Score:21

“I will posses you house” – Zooey’s divorce lawyer

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#4 Michael_ | Nov 1st Score:21

I also love how they had to point out that “there was no third party involved.” Because you know the first thought that creeped into everyone’s head is that M. Ward was making good use of the “&” in She & Him.

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#3 djfreshie | Oct 31st Score:22

He was in Pearl Jam

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#2

Shamus Johnson | Nov 1st Score:43

Should be some good music coming out of death cab now

Posted in: Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel Separate :(
#1 Ocelot Stomp | Nov 1st Score:54

“I will possess *your house” – Zooey’s divorce lawyer’s intern

Posted in: Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel Separate :(

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5

Michael Hanna | Oct 31st Score:-7

Gee wiz, Dylan, you are wise beyond your years. All of my comments should be as hilarious as yours. I’ll work on contriving an air of cool detachment from everything and hiding behind LOL Catspeak.

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#4

Dylan Alexander | Nov 1st Score:-10

The profile pic is humorous broski, something your serious ass wouldn’t understand…

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#3

Michael Hanna | Oct 31st Score:-10

Ended it? No, it was ended in the mainstream by a bunch of corporations who treated grunge as a mere experiment and opted for a business model involving manufactured bands or bands capable of writing one or two quick hits every couple of years. Over time, this model backfired and resulted in the collapse of several of these corporations while the strength of indie labels has grown slowly but steadily. Maybe no one calls it grunge anymore. but this kind of music has continued underground ever since it fell out of the spotlight. NIRVANA is cited as an influence by more heavy and melodic indie rock bands than any band I can think of except for of course the Beatles, the most influential band ever.

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#2

David Fox | Nov 1st Score:-11

Two might be her unlucky number. Divorced in ‘two’ years. TV Show cancelled after “two” episodes. She and Him a “two” piece band that is going to end up relaunching Him’s solo career. It really is “two” bad.

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#1

Dylan Alexander | Nov 1st Score:-16

you like butt secks..

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

Zack Jackson | Oct 29th Score:1

nope, Chuck Testa

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR’S CHOICE (AMRIT)

raptor jesus | Nov 1st Score:2

Fun Fact:

The name Puscifer comes from the first episode of the first season of Mr. Show. In the Ronnie Dobbs sketch when they’re demonstrating Ronnie’s popularity, they cut to a band that contains Maynard and Adam Jones thrashing about and Maynard yelling, “RONNIE DOBBS RONNIE DOBBS!”

The band is captioned as Puscifer.

P.S. stands for Paul Schaffer!!

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[Editor’s Note: Mr. Show trivia is always welcome.]