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Website: Pitchfork

Postby stewie on Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:34 pm

Contains some of the most pretentious reviews ever written. Crap.
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Postby willy on Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:58 pm

stewie wrote:Contains some of the most pretentious reviews ever written. Crap.




If you mean prentious in the sense that they pretend to have insight into the essence of good music why is it that critics always like bands that have ugly album covers and are the best version of the worst shit and Loudon Wainwright lll and Warren Zevon and Yo La Tango I have to agree with you.
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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:01 pm

I am happy to second the CRAP vote for Pitchfork.
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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:02 pm

Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:I am delighted to submit a CRAP vote for Pitchfork.
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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:03 pm

Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:
Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:I am pleased to issue a CRAP vote for Pitchfork.
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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:03 pm

Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:
Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:
Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:I am ecstatic to register a CRAP vote for Pitchfork.
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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:04 pm

Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:
Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:
Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:
Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:I am thrilled to proffer a CRAP vote for Pitchfork.
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Postby SchnappM on Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:03 pm

They're useful for news and whatnot, but their reviews are mostly mindbendingly dumb, and they don't appear to have a lot of foresight (regarding the actual lifespan of some of these 9.X rated albums).

CRAP.
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Postby the Classical on Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:39 pm

pitchfork really seems to drive people crazy, I dig em, I think they are not afraid to call a shit record shite

not crap
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Postby willy on Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:58 pm

the Classical wrote:pitchfork really seems to drive people crazy, I dig em, I think they are not afraid to call a shit record shite

not crap



Yeah, they're also not afraid to give shit albums 10 and 10 albums shit, usually the former being the case. If they do ever have a decent review it's usually a guest writer.Yeah they're MEAN SHIT/CRAP :WF: 0. Oh and those concept "clever" story type reviews crapcrapcrap
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Not so much crap (any more)

Postby hurricaneE on Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:06 am

[/color]/CRAP :WF: 0. Oh and those concept "clever" story type reviews crapcrapcrap[/quote]

Those fucking KILL me. I'm an editor, and I typically find that the first two paragraphs of any given story are total bullshit, and this formula applies almost uniformly to Pitchfork, except often it's the first six. Having said that, I do think the writing has gotten a lot better in the last year (it used to JUST be about kids trying to be smartasses, now it seems split 50/50 between them and kids who are thoughtful). Having said THAT, in the interest of full disclosure, I just got a good review from 'em, but that's not coloring my opinion. Seriously. -E
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Postby Maurice on Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:33 am

In Pitchfork's defense, I always thought this NIN review was mostly a good piece of work. Silly, funny, honest and insightful, despite a glaring factual error.
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Tue Dec 16, 2003 9:08 am

While I totally agree with every post so far, I do look at it every day as a source of news and information. Sometimes the reviews suck, but typically if you are looking for backstory, you can gleen enough between the zeniths of pretention.

The guy who writes the news appears to have his tongue in his cheek, but some of the other stuff is like reading a college newspaper.

Their 100 best whatever lists are typically very funny, not in the good way,
and about 25% accurate.

Not Crap, with a giant waffle, only 'cause I read it for a few seconds almost daily.
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Postby cal on Wed Dec 17, 2003 4:35 am

I say not crap, because I really get a kick out of reading negative reviews even if it's a band I like, and Pitchfork seems to dish out enough to make me want to visit the site every now and then.

There are times when I've gone out and bought a record based on a Pitchfork review and ended up liking it, otherwise I would have never heard of it. I reckon the same could be said for any ol' magazine or website for just about anybody, though. I just don't think it's worth getting all riled up about a website like Pitchfork that obviously doesn't take itself too seriously in the first place.

I also like www.buddyhead.com, but it's not updated very often. Very funny site.
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Postby Dylan on Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:22 am

Thank you for turning me on to a new site for music news, everyone. There's not a lot going on down here and I need every port in a storm.

Pretty annoying design, though.
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Unless not crap means crap

Postby Schadenfreude on Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:55 pm

How could it be anything other than Crap?
That's not entirely true.
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Postby chickendelicious on Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:50 am

Here's a spoof of the pitchfork website by Subpop you all might enjoy:

http://www.subpop.com/features/pdork/
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Postby seanurban on Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:22 am

i enjoyed brent dicrescenzo's take on some bands (fugazi, q and not u, radiohead, right on all accounts), but i haven't seen anything from him in years. he made reviews were entertaining and rock critic geeky. now it's either one or the other. yuck.
they just download mp3s and write reviews without even bothering to hear the source, which to me is sacrilege. it was most obvious on their zwan review, because they complained about the "loops." the only looped version of that album was a pre-release mp3 leak.
shoddy journalism. hit-and-miss entertainment value. crap.
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Postby madlee on Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:57 am

I love this site!

http://www.pitchfork.com/
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Postby mattw on Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:55 pm

I believe it was DiCrescenzo who did the 'fragile' NIN review, which was br-illiant
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