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Old 12-08-2016, 02:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
Paedantic Basterd
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Originally Posted by Qwertyy View Post
wait, actually? i know they re-review sometimes and change scores, but do you mean like they actively do this without telling people?
I don't know to what degree they still do it, since they're under a bigger spotlight now, but they've deleted and edited reviews in the past. E.g., UNKLE's Psyence Fiction was initially given a 9.8 and that review went missing. They also panned Belle & Sebastian's The Boy with the Arab Strap (0.8) in a review that has disappeared. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea originally received a. 8.7 but now its a 10. There are a couple of others I've forgotten where the initial review was mediocre, then after the album exploded the review was bumped up.

My understanding of their current process is that every album gets a bunch of reviews and a range of ratings from their writers, then Pitchfork picks the Pitchforkiest review and runs with that.
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