I can’t thank Ad Age enough for saying what everyone else thinks! Geez this is funny.
Pitchfork Sure Is Cutting Edge, And That’s the Problem . In case reading is too hard for you, here is the best little gem from the article:
My problem with Pitchfork boils down to this: Its contributors don’t seem to like music very much. Rather, they revel in the role of tastemaker, sternly lecturing the audience as to why Band X is cooler/more worthy of an opening slot on that super-awesome Band of Horses/Cass McCombs double bill than Band Y, and why anyone who only recently happened upon “Neon Bible” (raising hand) is a mainstream poser who totally doesn’t get what Arcade Fire is all about, man.
This is why Rockworms
is proudly “The #1 source for Mediocre Music Reviews on the web!” Sure,
we could run a site full if semi-intelligent insights (I must admit,
Kyle’s discussion on the overuse of compression in modern music is getting dangerously close to smart), but who wants that? Really???
For further reading, I think The Onion said it well a few months back: