The Week in Comments: Exclaim!'s Reader Feedback Roundup with Grimes, Julie Doiron & the Wrong Guys, Mystery Machine
Published Sep 07, 2012Every week on Exclaim.ca, tons of comments pour in responding to our coverage. As always, we've collected some of the best and worst ones for our Reader Feedback Roundup.
First up, Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominee Grimes recently had her gear stolen after a show in Manchester, UK. Some readers took the opportunity to express their dislike of the experimental pop artist while others took it a bit more seriously.
On the Exclaim! Facebook page, Topo Sheet said, "Whew...it's about time," to which Zack Williams responded, "Dude, it doesn't matter if you like her music or not; someone stole all her shit." In the comments section underneath the article, HATER said, "It's not like she cares about the music anyways...." and Hel B added sarcastically, "But guys -- she's a genre-bending, radical-thinking artist! *vomit*" All this negativity became apparent to Robotsmakesushi who said, "Holy backlash, Batman! I get the sense some of you catz don't like tha Grimes."
Next, Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron partnered up with Eamon Mcgrath and two members of Cancer Bats to form Julie Doiron & the Wrong Guys. They released a new 7-inch, which is currently streaming on Exclaim.ca. Many readers were excited about the news. "Oh this Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys is just so good," tweeted @TanMcG and batman said, "Eamon and the Bats add some crunch. Nice." The new collaboration wasn't loved by everyone, as Peter paan said, "what is this -- the new courtney love? Yuck" But fans were still on the defence. "Clean out your ears peter paan!" said Poddy.
The new album from recently reunited '90s alt-rock band Mystery Machine is also streaming on Exclaim.ca this week and received a lot of positive feedback. "It's classic and great!" tweeted @coolckcu. Back at the comments section on our site, psycho said, "sounds like old school Mystery Machine" and Pacer74701 said, "Can't wait for them to come to Winnipeg!"
Finally, there was a big response on YouTube to the acoustic Exclaim! TV session with Teenage Bottlerocket vocalist and guitarist Ray Carlisle. People had differing opinions on the quality of Carlisle's voice in the acoustic setting. "Horrible voice," said BdogDaRapStar, and was subsequently buried under negative votes. MrBatManIsAPunk replied saying, "It usually sounds better, live and on the album. But I think that it still sounds pretty awesome!" However, most really enjoyed the video as HallPassFilms said, "radical!" and housewrecker1977 said, "Awesome!!!!!"
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