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Old 11-14-2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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Pitchfork-what are your thoughts?

I like to take a look at their site sometimes. But sometimes they seem to be like a "indie bully".

I was wondering what other Interferencers thought about them. Are they the "Holy Grail of modern musical views" or a pretentious bunch of whiners, or neither?
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Re: Pitchfork-what are your thoughts?

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a pretentious bunch of whiners,
Most of the time.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:39 PM   #3
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I still check Pitchfork out at least once a week, mostly for music news (they're usually more on top of things than I am) and an interesting column from time to time. I'll read reviews occasionally as well, if I have more than a few minutes to spare.
They're like anyone else in that they have some good writers and also some hacks (it takes one to know one).
One thing I'll give them is they are almost always informative and thoughtful in their album reviews. I'm rarely left wondering why a certain album got the rating it did. I don't believe they go overboard to heap praise on an artist just to please their advertisers or certain demographics (though I could be wrong). I don't always agree with what they say, but at least they give you multiple paragraphs of analysis as opposed to a few cliched sentences you get from some of the online blogs and print mags.
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Bunch of Nazis.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:56 PM   #5
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pretty much what barlowdog said.

i like them when they like what i like.

and i like them when they hate what i hate.

but i hate them when they hate what i like.

so... yeah.
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I'm not sure "whiny" is a word I would use to describe them, but "pretentious" certainly fits the bill.
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uh, I don't take them as an universal truth, but is useful for music news and releases... sometimes, their reviews are hilarious... I can accept that even if I don't agree with what they are saying
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pretty much what barlowdog said.

i like them when they like what i like.

and i like them when they hate what i hate.

but i hate them when they hate what i like.

so... yeah.

well put

those are my feelings too
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:43 AM   #9
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Yeah, they can be pretentious from time to time, but I've gotten into a lot of great artists and albums because of their reviews. As such, I can't hate them too much.
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Quote:
Originally posted by lmjhitman
pretty much what barlowdog said.

i like them when they like what i like.

and i like them when they hate what i hate.

but i hate them when they hate what i like.
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Originally posted by lmjhitman
pretty much what barlowdog said.

i like them when they like what i like.

and i like them when they hate what i hate.

but i hate them when they hate what i like.

so... yeah.

Ambiguity - so hot right now....
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I feel like most everyone else here. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I don't. Great site for news and info though.

Regardless of how you feel, this is one of the greatest reviews eva:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/articl...3/Jet_Shine_On
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I feel like most everyone else here. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I don't. Great site for news and info though.

Regardless of how you feel, this is one of the greatest reviews eva:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/articl...3/Jet_Shine_On
Thanks for that.
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Ambiguity - so hot right now....
basically, i'm saying that while i do look to them to find out about new music that i may not have heard yet, i still have my own opinions outside of what the writers of pitchfork think. so, no, i don't think they're the holy grail of modern musical views.

hope that clears up any ambiguities for you.
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basically, i'm saying that while i do look to them to find out about new music that i may not have heard yet, i still have my own opinions outside of what the writers of pitchfork think. so, no, i don't think they're the holy grail of modern musical views.

hope that clears up any ambiguities for you.


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