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Old 04-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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B&C's Reactions to "Professional" Reviews

Who knows if this topic will go anywhere, but we've been having a bit of fun with it in the Yeah Yeah Yeah's thread.


So, what review has you happy/pissed/Christgau'd?
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For example, this review:

Album Review: Charli XCX – True Romance | Consequence of Sound

Did you know that Grimes single-handedly "gathered the ashes of Kraftwerk" and blew them into the wind, rebirthing synthesizer music?

EDIT: Finally forced myself to read the rest of it. Holy shit.
1) "For now, True Romance is a valiant attempt that doesn’t do much more than provide the soundtrack for “getting ready to go out” songs on tinny laptop speakers." - There is so much this album has to offer a headphone listen, what the hell?

2) Essential Tracks: “Set Me Free”, “How Can I”- I hope they just didn't want to use songs we've known for a while. "How Can I" is the only weak track on the whole album.
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There are some classics in here:

RipFork | Ripping Music Critics Since 2009 RipFork
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Oh, this is my favorite write-up on that site:

Ray Suzuki gets ripped by RipFork RipFork
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Tiny Mix Tapes.

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Tiny Mix Tapes.

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"Scoring this release at zero comes not from some gut reaction to long-form drone, electroacoustic experimentation, or the maniacal way in which The Knife have approached protest music — I find it enthralling that they should go to such lengths to prove a point. When they say “we want to fail more,” their intention is to breech the album format as a construct, and in that respect, they have succeeded. Indeed, I’m not attacking The Knife for their daring feat, but reexamining my own familiarities with convention at the hands of their artistry, and that simply won’t register on a scale of one to five."
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My cat could muster more insight by stepping out of his litter box and onto my laptop:

Lana Del Rey - Born to Die | Music Review | Tiny Mix Tapes
Hot Chip - In Our Heads | Music Review | Tiny Mix Tapes
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My cat could muster more insight by stepping out of his litter box and onto my laptop:

Lana Del Rey - Born to Die | Music Review | Tiny Mix Tapes
Hot Chip - In Our Heads | Music Review | Tiny Mix Tapes
Those two reviews are, literally, unreadable.
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Reading any of these reviews involves links that don't allow for any reader comments. That drives me insane because these hipster fucktards need to be told how much we hate them. It makes me feel like they're getting away with something
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Could you imagine if you could comment on P4K reviews?
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Could you imagine if you could comment on P4K reviews?
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Reading any of these reviews involves links that don't allow for any reader comments. That drives me insane because these hipster fucktards need to be told how much we hate them. It makes me feel like they're getting away with something
It would kind of ruin their image. You can comment on the reviews on Facebook and Twitter anyway... one running gag on p4k's Facebook of late has been people commenting "but what does Morrissey think??!" on everything they post. It's pretty funny.
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It never occurred to me that I could just do that
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I don't read reviews.
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It would kind of ruin their image. You can comment on the reviews on Facebook and Twitter anyway... one running gag on p4k's Facebook of late has been people commenting "but what does Morrissey think??!" on everything they post. It's pretty funny.
You both know they won't ever read these. I'll need home addresses so I can send a handwritten scroll with my olde messenger
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