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

This week introduced a brand new Jack White album, a brand new Billy Corgan interview, a brand new Marilyn Manson video, and a brand new Lollapalooza lineup. But it wasn’t all unhealthy: we additionally bought to speak to Snail Mail and take heed to “High Horse.” Shut Up, Dude is prepared for you now.


#10  cokeparty
Score:30 | Mar 19th

That was some critical whiplash. Maybe they only bought bored with these silly headbands everybody was sporting to their present which was completely their fault for beginning that shit within the first place.

But pay attention, MGMT simply made a extremely nice album, they usually’re not touring Oracular on some sort of nostalgia journey. A jail is taking part in Silent Alarm each evening as a result of it’s the one factor that may promote tickets.

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#four  raptor jesus
Score:36 | Mar 19th

I’ve already made one large remark about how Actually GREAT Congratulations is so I’ll take a distinct angle.

In 2010, MGMT took Tame Impala on tour with them. In hindsight, how a lot excellent sense does that make? Innerspeaker got here out a month after Congratulations and to listen to Kevin Parker inform it, seeing MGMT carry out these new songs stay had a profound affect on him:

“The songs are completely amazing; they’re chord merchants. I can’t actually compute there’s this backlash. All the new songs are pitch-perfect live.”

In that very same interview he cited “Siberian Breaks” as one in every of his favourite songs. Maybe I’m stretching, however I don’t discover it onerous to see how Kevin landed on a music like “Let It Happen” after loving “Siberian Breaks” a lot 5 years earlier.

That was a part of why I embraced Congratulations a lot as a result of impulsively I used to be consuming up these new psychedelic bands like Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra that the brand new MGMT album match alongside fairly properly.

I assume what I’m saying is that if Kevin Parker thinks Congratulations is a superb album you then both hate Tame Impala or truly love Congratulations. Deal with it.

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#three  blochead
Score:46 | Mar 21st

“…..glam-superstar haughty riff wreckage into Violent Femmesian strummy naif-folk “

If this Tom penned sentence will get one particular person to return and take heed to absolutely the fucking genius of the primary two Violent Femmes albums Jack’s foray into nonsense can have all been value it.

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#three  Blubird
Score:-14 | Mar 21st

This is an execution piece masquerading as crititique. Tom, I may homicide your use of metaphor, and dangle you out to dry together with your contrived sentence development.
But hey, it’s the best way you specific your self, proper? What proper do I’ve to publically burn your silly novella, in case you ever publish it, simply trigger I believe it stinks to excessive heaven? Why shit on different folks’s artwork? Why don’t you discover one thing higher to do together with your time and vitality, like go volunteer at an area slaughterhouse. That blood throughout your fingers will match proper in.

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#2  Tommy
Score:-15 | Mar 19th

The first 4 songs on Pop 2 are wonderful, however I Got It is horrible, unlistenable, terrible dreck that ruins my listening expertise nearly completely.

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Matt Chylak
Score:10 | Mar 22nd

So I went down a wiki wormhole and it seems “God’s Plan” is just the second music with the phrase ‘god’ to high the Hot 100. The first was John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” in June 1975. Kind of fascinating on this religion-obsessed nation. (You can technically depend Usher and’s “OMG” in 2010, however I don’t.)

Of course, that’s only a title. Plenty of Hot 100 #1s have been ultimately ABOUT God. Creed had “With Arms Wide Open” at #1 for per week in 2000. And in fact there’s the traditional 2015 OMI music “Cheerleader”, which is famously in regards to the Aztec goddess of fertility Xochiquetzal. I assume I ought to have saved this for the Number Ones, however no matter.

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