pitchfork is dumb (#34985859340293849494 in a series.)

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there's a part where people at a metal show poke holes in the back of his leather jacket

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

do they break flesh?

like a musical album. made by a band. (fucking in the streets), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost Nothing wrong with the quotes, just their usage. Nothing wrong with being well-read, just how you choose to deploy it.

Viva Brother Beyond (ithappens), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a part where he talks about not being able to grow eyebrows

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

has anyone made it all the way through?

Oh man, that person would be built of stronger stuff than I. I gave up about 1/4 of the way through.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

i did make it, there's nothing worth reading in it tho

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

does article mention whether or not the new Liturgy drummer was up to snuff

radiant silverfish (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

does the*

radiant silverfish (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

You mean Roland? I hear he's pretty good at keeping the beat.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

hah

radiant silverfish (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty disappointing that they have no drummer at all now, but understandable i guess

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

this reads like vice. I hate writing that attempts to make me feel uncool.

owenf, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

what about threads

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

OK, for lack of a better thread and despite liking the article:
http://pitchfork.com/features/resonant-frequency/8757-permission-to-avalanche-four-fragments-on-bass/

It's a thick, purple, crunchy record where all of the most interesting stuff is happening in the lowest octave. The structure had nothing to do with dubstep, but On the Bright Side seemed bent on transmitting emotional information by scrunching up the bass like a fist and hitting you where you live.

Maybe I am just listening wrong, but this is... not an album with heavy bass? There's a kick drum on that song, but most of the stuff is going on in the mid-range as far as I can tell? Maybe I'm just used to stuff with really low-octave bass, but it's puzzling.

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

did you listen to them with Beats by Dre?

o _o⃑ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah, on a decent stereo and with TMA-1 headphones, though!

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ah well, if these nights with such different-yet-complementary performers had taught me anything, it was that one person's garbage was another person's horcrux.

this is not okay.

Mordy, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am listening to On The Bright Side waiting for the interesting stuff to happen

I'm already halfway through it, so far the only vaguely interesting thing has been some metallic flange reverb on the percussion track in "A Better Shore"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

(permission to) avalanche was the only song on that album i really dug, if only for the changeup at ~5:35

o _o⃑ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's not incredibly engaging but it had some nice remixes and such. It is the "by the numbers" project of the guy, to be fair.

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

one person's garbage was another person's horcrux

wat

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess the way I read sites like Pitchfork is that I'll skim things about music it seems I might like, read articles or reviews by writers I do like, and kind of ignore the rest.

I guess that means I miss out on gems like that.

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

one person's garbage was another person's horcrux

:o :o :o

lex pretend, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really want to say something about that but every time I try to I burst into laughter

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16425-action-bronson-blue-chips

holy shit this is difficult to read

god damn

ilxor, Friday, 23 March 2012 06:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

nigh on unreadable
can we hear more about what he's "like"? christ on a cracker

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 06:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

rap critics who try to write w/ the lyrical flair of rappers almost always fall off that tightrope into total worthless bullshit imo

internet somebody (some dude), Friday, 23 March 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think he needs to mention that some people compare Action Bronson to Ghostface Killah.

And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

definitely prefer the days of "shit, cat" to this

Estimate the percent chance that a whale has ever been to the moon? (frogbs), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

That review is hilarious, like Eddie Murphy's Delirious. It's meritorious on the basis that it is merit-less, a new leader in nadir whose meaning grows fainter the more that it feints it, because you can't fake this.

Sorry, just had to spit a little.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the review starts off a little rough, but explains AB's appeal pretty well as it moves along. I think the ghostface comparison is getting a little played at this point. Yeah we get it, it needs to be mentioned, but as a focus its a little hack at this point.

Regional Tug (irrational), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Too many comparisons to Ghostdini
His prose getting tangled like linguini

And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

So I actually swung by the Pitchfork offices yesterday. Very spacious!

Also someone pretended to be me last week to get into the Pitchfork day party at SXSW. That was amusing to discover.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

not excusing the review but a lot of the first half is the reviewer interpolating AB's lyrics into the text of the review. you may know this, you may not.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

that kinda makes it worse

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

so AB is backpack rap?

dayo, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm glad that p4k is going back to mindmeltingly terrible after a few years of just being bland.

I just uncovered their video-game (or just game?) section Kill Screen the other day. I guess that's been going on for a little while, but somehow I hadn't noticed it. I'm really not sure what's going on there.

beachville, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

something horrible is going on over at Kill Screen

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

also in what way was that review a "difficult read"

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's hard to read w/ a hand in front of your face

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

not excusing the review but a lot of the first half is the reviewer interpolating AB's lyrics into the text of the review. you may know this, you may not.

― congratulations (n/a), Friday, March 23, 2012 12:30 PM (24 minutes ago) Bookmark

also some ghostface lyrics

come on a #KONY (J0rdan S.), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i guess its a difficult read if you dont realise that?

just sayin, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk i think it's pretty obvious that weiss paraphrasing the music he's referencing... i mean, nobody writes like that

come on a #KONY (J0rdan S.), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

except Brent DiCrescenzo

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've never listened to AB before so I thought it was more of a schreiber does coltrane kind of thing

dayo, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah I figured most of those lyrics were quotes but its still really hacky and stupid

Estimate the percent chance that a whale has ever been to the moon? (frogbs), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

but not actually unreadable

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

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Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i may have a vested interest here but this review really bothered me:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16309-the-end-of-that/

"[L]ike so much of the record, it initially sounds plainspoken and charming until you realize absolutely nobody talks like that."

criticizing a song for not sounding like people... talk??

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

^Actually unreadable

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink


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