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Old 03-25-2009, 03:37 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Yes, I agree with Brad, above. There is so much anti-Pitchfork sentiment at almost every music site on the web, much of which amounts to fans of certain indie bands who feel that these bands have been unfairly maligned or ignored by the indie music media, the most prominent manifestation of which is Pitchfork, in favour of what they feel are "over-hyped" indie bands. Curiously, though, one gets the impression that if these other bands were to be "over-hyped" by Pitchfork, they would suddenly become unfashionable with the anti-Pitchfork crowd simply because they had attained this form of prominence. Since Pitchfork is deemed to be "faux-anti-mainstream", the TRULY cool kids, in order to maintain their level of anti-Pitchfork cool, have to like what the "douches" at Pitchfork don't like or ignore. So this whole issue ends up revolving around "peer pressure to rebel against the opinions at Pitchfork", despite claims that the "douches" at Pitchfork are in fact the ones who try to impose a sense of "anti-mainstream cool" on the music-loving populace. Crowd mentality.
And then there's those who rebel against rebelling against Pitchfork. They really get me riled up.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:49 PM   #102 (permalink)
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And then there are those who rebel against those rebelling against those who rebel against those rebelling against Pitchfork. Who would be the same as those rebelling against those rebelling against Pitchfork. And then there are those who rebel against those rebelling against those who rebel against Pitchfork. Who would be the same as those rebelling against Pitchfork.

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Old 03-25-2009, 04:06 PM   #103 (permalink)
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All I meant to say, essentially, is that there seems to be a general notion out there that if Pitchfork likes something it must be pretentious and rubbish. If certain people don't like a music purchase, but Pitchfork gives it a high rating, they say "Pitchfork gave it a 9/10: I should have known", as if that means something. Moreover, in certain instances it seems to be a knee-jerk reaction. I would venture, then, that reviews should in large part be ignored. So what if Pitchfork likes or doesn't like an album or artist? Why hold Pitchfork against an artist? If there are reasons for disliking an album or artist, elaborate them instead of simply stating something like: "those 'douches' at Pitchfork got it wrong yet again."
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:09 PM   #104 (permalink)
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I used to bloody hate Pitchfork but you reach a point where you realise it's just like any other publication trying to sell it's wares and should be taken with a pinch of salt. I don't care about NME anymore and wouldn't go out of my way to it's shit so why should i with Pitchfork? Their reviews are good for a laugh at the very least.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:04 PM   #105 (permalink)
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I actually loved Deerhunter's Mictrocastle/Weird Era Cont. Didn't care much for Cryptograms but their second album really impressed me.


There are plenty of bands that Pitchfork hypes, often times I could care less. Bands like The Shins, Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, Art Brut, TV on the Radio. I'm pretty indifferent to Fleet Foxes though, but I will say they had at least two songs I loved. Some of you guys mentioned Brent DiCrescenzo? Only time I ever found myself annoyed with Pitchfork was reading his reviews. The worst was for his review of Badly Drawn Boy's The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast. Sure he have it a good rating but he spent a good portion of it insulting Elliott Smith.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:35 PM   #106 (permalink)
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the website pitchfork i was going through there 500 best songs of the decade and so far 50% of it is garbage ???????

so do the writers of pitchfork listen to lame music ???
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:40 PM   #107 (permalink)
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They try to apply to sides of the popular scented mass sheepacy, and the mispoken up north haggles with the side of brunt hipocracy. So pick an alternative to alternative to bite down on and you realize you become different from listening to **** everyone knows about but never understand completely.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:48 PM   #108 (permalink)
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^Deep. lol

I dunno, they're a little too pretentious for me. It's like they strive for obscurity, but fail somehow.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:48 PM   #109 (permalink)
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They try to apply to sides of the popular scented mass sheepacy, and the mispoken up north haggles with the side of brunt hipocracy. So pick an alternative to alternative to bite down on and you realize you become different from listening to **** everyone knows about but never understand completely.
What did u just say :P
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What did u just say :P
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