Published Jan 09, 2013As per usual, we here at Exclaim! made our opinions known via our reviews and lists, and brought you the latest music news as we heard it. Of course, our readers get to have a say as well. Below, find some of the comments that caught our attention this week.
First up, our recent list of the 20 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2013 sparked the most controversy over which bands shouldn't and, more importantly, should have made the list. Following the disappointingly named reader Fuck's angered comment that "this list is shit," the more fair-minded reader Denns suggested that Basia Bulat's upcoming album should have made the list. Nameless poseur disagreed, adding, "Basia Bulat? Come on." alROC13 was obviously unimpressed with his nation's musical future, saying, "Guess I will be able to save a few bucks THIS year," and although it was a list of Canadian albums, Jeff got in the last word saying, "All I can say is who care about Canadian releases when Nick Cave puts out an album."
The disappointment continued over the news of Catl.'s upcoming and final show on January 19, which will be followed by an indefinite hiatus. All Dennis had to say was "Noooooo!" Elizabeth agreed, writing, "You will be missed!!! You guys are awesome!!"
As with the Anticipated Canadian Albums list, readers had a few things to say about Exclaim!'s picks for the best sci-fi/horror/action films of 2012. Reader Desmond was annoyed that Womb would even make the No. 9 spot, saying, "Womb? Eva Green was terrible in it, expressionless & dull like the rest of the movie (despite a few decent supporting roles). Might even have been a decent short film but it lacked the depth or story to carry its runtime." Someone posing as Eva herself even showed up in the comments section to respond, saying, "Thank you for your comment, Desmond. It's sort of childish and ridiculous, seeing as no one asked you, but thank you for pointing out your limited capacity to read a film!"
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