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Old 11-23-2009, 09:57 PM   #16
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Those aren't hipsters. At least not ones from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, or any other place where people actually have style. Those clothes look like they were all bought at the mall. The stylist of that picture could have at least dressed them with shit from Urban Outfitters and made it remotely believable.
i will admit, i did get lazy using image search and just used the first one i could find with a hat.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:34 PM   #17
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Honestly, I don't hate the website for their reviews so much as for the fact that if they want to be serious music journalists, you can't name an article "Holy shit, Pavement are getting back together." Or whatever it was called, it just throws journalistic presentation out the window for me.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:37 PM   #18
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Anyway, I've been a vocal critic of THE FORK! from time to time, but the bottom line is that you don't judge someone (or an entity) by what they DON'T like, but rather on whether the stuff they recommend to you is crap or not. While they have bashed a healthy amount of stuff I think is great, they've also introduced me to some of my favorite music, ever. And I couldn't possibly be any more indebted to them.
Yeah, this.

They're assholes. But they're assholes with taste.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:30 PM   #19
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Yeah, if you understand Pitchfork and use it for what it is, it's a useful site.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:20 AM   #20
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i will admit, i did get lazy using image search and just used the first one i could find with a hat.
that made me laugh. Did you see the image that came two after the one you posted? apparently these are also called hipsters



I wouldnt mind wearing that as a hat, if you get my meaning
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:26 AM   #21
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Uh, I think I speak for everyone when I say I'd like to hear more from Jive Turkey.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:30 AM   #22
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that made me laugh. Did you see the image that came two after the one you posted? apparently these are also called hipsters

some might say it also makes a good statement about pitchfork. oh, and i definitely did see.

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Uh, I think I speak for everyone when I say I'd like to hear more from Jive Turkey.
i can agree with this.
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I agree with many things said in this thread.

Except for the last topic/picture. I disagree with that, because I don't call those "hipsters," I call them "boy shorts."
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:18 AM   #24
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I call them "OH boy shorts".
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:12 AM   #25
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^

what are the albums you're referring to laz, that they've scored crap but you love? i'm interested to know.

i second mikal and jive turkey's points here.

they are arseholes, but i have bought some music because of the site and i go on it a few times a week.

the nloth review just annoyed me. i like the album.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:58 AM   #26
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Their biggest problem is that they're so obviously biased. It's not just about the music they hear. The name of the artist and the background (whether it is the glorified indie scene or an artist on the verge of mainstream, or God forbid - a veteran band like U2) present a factor almost as important as the music itself. That arrogant elitism is one of the reasons why I cannot force myself to read any review from beginning to the end.

Still, one can acknowledge the fact that plenty of bands did benefit from the exposure they had gained on Pitchfork. Inevitable generalizing aside, they just have to hope that - God forbid - they don't go on making more than three records and sell a couple of million records in between.

Their obsession for Radiohead is amusing. I love Radiohead as they are one of my favorite bands, but I don't know if Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief are that good.
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They're assholes. But they're assholes with taste.
This.

Most of the time anyway.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:07 AM   #28
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That's a fair butt that.

Aside from Yield, Pitchfork don't seem to have much time for Pearl Jam I've noticed.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:36 AM   #29
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Two biggest Pitchfork fails of all time IMO:

Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Beck: Sea Change
Pitchfork: Album Reviews: The Mountain Goats: Tallahassee

Way to underrate two of the finest albums of the decade.
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Yeah they totally dropped the ball on Sea Change. But it feels like they've had a change of heart regarding that one in recent years, so it's all good.
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