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September 6, 2013
This Pitchfork review is for the haters: "This music wasn’t just written or recorded without any regard to the quality of the Pixies legacy, it was done so without regard to songwriting quality at all. If one of these songs had started playing over the credits of an American Pie knockoff that never reached theaters, you would not blink."
Also, it compares one of the greatest bands ever to Lit.

This Pitchfork review is for the haters: "This music wasn’t just written or recorded without any regard to the quality of the Pixies legacy, it was done so without regard to songwriting quality at all. If one of these songs had started playing over the credits of an American Pie knockoff that never reached theaters, you would not blink."

Also, it compares one of the greatest bands ever to Lit.

10:13 // 7 months ago
August 22, 2012
With the People’s List, Pitchfork may just have created the best mixture of content and HTML5 Web design ever published. The graphics and design on this are far above and beyond what most other publications of its nature are even considering — it’s interactive, reader-submitted, data-focused, and features clever integration with its ad sponsor, Converse. Nobody else is doing anything close to this right now. (And of course, Radiohead takes up a fifth of the top twenty, but that’s besides the point.)

With the People’s List, Pitchfork may just have created the best mixture of content and HTML5 Web design ever published. The graphics and design on this are far above and beyond what most other publications of its nature are even considering — it’s interactive, reader-submitted, data-focused, and features clever integration with its ad sponsor, Converse. Nobody else is doing anything close to this right now. (And of course, Radiohead takes up a fifth of the top twenty, but that’s besides the point.)

11:35 // 1 year ago
July 27, 2012
For its recent feature on Passion Pit, music site Pitchfork tried an approach they’ve never tried before — they laid it out like a long, horizontal magazine article, one step away from Paste or Spin. It’s awesome (and a great read), in case you haven’t seen.

For its recent feature on Passion Pit, music site Pitchfork tried an approach they’ve never tried before — they laid it out like a long, horizontal magazine article, one step away from Paste or Spin. It’s awesome (and a great read), in case you haven’t seen.

21:02 // 1 year ago
April 30, 2012
11:20 // 1 year ago
January 17, 2012
pitchfork:

This year’s edition of The Village Voice’s Pazz and Jop critics’ poll is live and includes individual top tens from the following Pitchfork writers and editors: Carrie Battan, Ian Cohen, Joe Colly, Ryan Dombal, Martin Douglas, David Drake, Tom Ewing, Sean Fennessey, Larry Fitzmaurice, Andrew Gaerig, Jayson Greene, Jess Harvell, Marc Hogan, Marc Masters, Eavvon O’Neal, Jenn Pelly, Matthew Perpetua, Amanda Petrusich, Amy Phillips, Mike Powell, Mark Pytlik, David Raposa, Mark Richardson, Jordan Sargent, Philip Sherburne, Brandon Soderberg, Brandon Stosuy, Joe Tangari, Paul Thompson, Jeff Weiss, Douglas Wolk, and Lindsay Zoladz.

The winner, while deserving, is a bit of a surprise.

pitchfork:

This year’s edition of The Village Voice’s Pazz and Jop critics’ poll is live and includes individual top tens from the following Pitchfork writers and editors: Carrie BattanIan CohenJoe CollyRyan DombalMartin DouglasDavid DrakeTom EwingSean FennesseyLarry FitzmauriceAndrew GaerigJayson GreeneJess HarvellMarc HoganMarc MastersEavvon O’NealJenn PellyMatthew PerpetuaAmanda PetrusichAmy PhillipsMike PowellMark PytlikDavid RaposaMark RichardsonJordan SargentPhilip SherburneBrandon SoderbergBrandon StosuyJoe TangariPaul ThompsonJeff WeissDouglas Wolk, and Lindsay Zoladz.

The winner, while deserving, is a bit of a surprise.

21:53 // 2 years ago
January 15, 2012

theunintentionalasshole says: In the post about Lana Del Ray you said: "Could a Black Kids-style backlash be next?". What happened to the Black Kids?

» SFB says: To put it simply, Pitchfork gave an early release of theirs a great review, then pulled out the pitbulls (er, pugs) when their actual major-label album came out. The site later explained itself, claiming it was a too-much-too-fast situation for the band, and that the album didn’t hold up. The potential parallel Lana Del Rey could face is that her early material got built up by a number of major blogs, and the backlash has already started. Will say this much: “Video Games” is a great song and it’d be a shame for the hype to overshadow the talent. — Ernie @ SFB

23:52 // 2 years ago
December 2, 2011
Pitchfork tears apart Childish Gambino: A few weeks ago, we noted how weird it was that Pitchfork basically ignored Donald Glover’s turn as Childish Gambino — to the point where if you only read Pitchfork, you’d be blissfully unaware that the “Community” star was a rapper. We suggested that what was likely to happen was that they would bury the review a few weeks later and rip the album apart. Hence, this review. 1.6. Accusations of “hashtag rap.” Suggestions that he’s only inspired by Kanye. Sounds about right. The words would’ve sounded braver if they had reviewed it the day after it came out, like they did with Lulu.

Pitchfork tears apart Childish Gambino: A few weeks ago, we noted how weird it was that Pitchfork basically ignored Donald Glover’s turn as Childish Gambino — to the point where if you only read Pitchfork, you’d be blissfully unaware that the “Community” star was a rapper. We suggested that what was likely to happen was that they would bury the review a few weeks later and rip the album apart. Hence, this review. 1.6. Accusations of “hashtag rap.” Suggestions that he’s only inspired by Kanye. Sounds about right. The words would’ve sounded braver if they had reviewed it the day after it came out, like they did with Lulu.

10:24 // 2 years ago
November 14, 2011
16:35 // 2 years ago
October 28, 2011
She sings, ‘They know that Santa’s on his way,’ as though ‘Santa’ were actually a plague of locusts. She should’ve recorded this while drunk.
The best line from Pitchfork’s funny review of the new She & Him Christmas album. Second best, in reference to Zooey Deschanel’s National Anthem performance: “Seriously, no worse than B- for vocal, and, okay, D+ for the dress.”
6:13 // 2 years ago
October 25, 2011

On casually name-dropping Pitchfork’s RSS feed

brianfeldman says: Between the above post and this one, SFB has really been killing it on casually namedropping the entire Pitchfork RSS feed.

» SFB says: Not true! We haven’t even mentioned Neon Indian yet! (Crap!) — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: shortformblog, via brianfeldman)

1:29 // 2 years ago