The Week in Comments: Exclaim!'s Reader Feedback Roundup with Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, Frank Ocean and 10 Quintessentially Canadian Albums
Published Jul 04, 2012Once again, we've collected some of the cleverest and most cringe-worthy responses to our past week's coverage of music news with Exclaim!'s Reader Feedback Roundup.
First up, readers were shocked and dismayed when Lamb of God lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested in Prague and charged with manslaughter. Most readers voiced support for Blythe through this tragic incident. "Poor Blythe! This is crazy," said Hogan, while I Am Odd added, "Free Randy!!!" Others were more concerned with how this might affect upcoming concerts. "Fuck!!! I'm supposed to see them live next month!!!!" said Curtis, to which Brady responded, "Same here, I'm supposed to see them at Heavy TO… #FREERANDYBLYTHE this is some serious bullshit."
Next, we headed into the holiday weekend with a list of 10 Quintessentially Canadian Albums for Canada Day. The comments were highly opinionated on what should and shouldn't be included in such a list. "Missing some very can-centric punk rock in the forms of DOA, NOMEANSNO, or Teenage Head. Missing electronic stuff like Skinny Puppy," said InYerMomsFace. Inevitably any list will have its omissions and its critics. "Many, many, many bands should have been named… nice try… but FAIL," said Jon.
On the other hand, the good folks at music website Weird Canada tweeted, "Weird / awesome appearance of Voivod on @exclaimdotca 's 10 quintessential Canadian albums for Canada day." Commenter Nick was also pleased to see one of the selections, Thrush Hermit, come in at No. 5. "I was listening to a tribute to Thrush Hermit yesterday, mostly composed of songs from Clayton Park and thinking to myself -- this is a contemporary Canadian classic."
Lastly, there was one thoughtful reply to our track-by-track preview of Odd Future associate Frank Ocean's upcoming album Channel Orange, which is set for a July 17 release date. OVOReed said the piece was a "Really great article, interesting and well written. Although this did not receive many comments I have seen many people talking about this article so props to the writer."
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