Thursday, September 28, 2006

I hate Pitchfork Media.

I'm not even going to go into details with this one because I could dedicate an entire blog to how much Pitchfork annoys me (plus, it's already been done). So I'm just going to give two examples.

In today's review of The Lemonheads' new self-titled album, it takes reviewer Nitsuh Abebe three and a half paragraphs before the new disc is actually reviewed. What Nitsuh gives us is a history of The Lemonheads and Evan Dando, including this parenthetical: "(literally-- dude smoked crack)." Now, I don't think this is particularly necessary; if one needs to know about The Lemonheads, they can easily find that information elsewhere.

(Also, I like Come On Feel the Lemonheads better than It's a Shame About Ray.)

Secondly, Ryan Schreiber posted a brief news item about Ryan Adams's website re-design / career suicide yesterday, titling it "Hey, Ryan Adams: STFU." Now, I'm all for some Ryam Adams-bashing because that motherfucker is cah-raaazy, but if you're running a website that takes itself seriously enough to publish barely-readable record reviews, please, someone, suggest that the thirtysomething editor-in-chief use instant message acronyms to berate the talent.


Anonymous said...

fucking yes man!
fuck pitchfork!
bunch of arrogant bastards. who gives them the right to rip in to decent music?
I mean, if you don't appreciate the BJM, then you can fuck right off and die. so, fuck pitchfork


Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you and the other poster. Pitchfork are arrogant bastards, who have no idea about music.

Anonymous said...

Pitchfork: Elitist music website created by hipsters for hipsters...

Anonymous said...

pitchfork is full of wankers that drink their own cum cos they have the greatest taste in the world

goose said...


Anonymous said...

Seriously. Pitchfork is shit for hipsters. That eat it up.