Reviews of Record Reviews

Critic Review: Eve Barlow of Pitchfork on Goat Girl

Another day, another Pitchfork review of a band with an intriguing name that I’ve never heard of, and yet another example of the immense importance of music critics. Yesterday was possibly the most pivotal moment in a band called Goat… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: Stuart Berman of Pitchfork on Hinds I Don’t Run

I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard Hinds. The name is familiar from gig listings around NYC, which means they’re big enough to play mid-level venues such as Rough Trade and Music Hall Of Williamsburg. If I close my eyes and… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: Alfred Soto of Pitchfork on The Cars Shake It Up/Heartbeat City

Early in the second paragraph of Pitchfork newcomer Alfred Soto’s  review of these two Cars reissues he manages to land a tricky one-two punch, dissing classic rock grump Robert Christgau and nailing the populist appeal  of the band in one… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: Michael Nelson of Stereogum on Virtue by The Voidz

Holy hell, what in sweet, sweet Satan’s name is this? Who gave Michael Nelson posting rights on the Stereogum site? Who gave Michael Nelson access to their Adderall prescription? How has Michael Nelson slipped through the cracks of the mental… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: Evan Rytlewski of Pitchfork on Sublime’s 40oz. to Freedom

  Ah, Saturdays at Pitchfork World Headquarters. After a long week made hella’ stressful by malfunctioning Nespresso machines, board meetings to determine editorial standing on the new Father John Misty single, and coming up with review intros such as, “Kodak… Continue Reading →

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