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Dallas Acid: Meditation Music For the Fringes

Far back in the misty, decadent crevices of mid-2000s North Brooklyn there existed a ragtag, elegantly bearded band of Stones-worshipers that just about made it. Just about but not quite. The band in question was VietNam, a Michael Gerner-led gaggle… Continue Reading →

Discography Digging: Primal Scream Part 2 (2000-Present)

XTRMNTR, (2000) Bobby Gillespie – vocals, guitar, samples Andrew Innes – guitar Robert Young – guitar, programming Martin Duffy – keyboards, programming Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield – bass Darrin Mooney – drums Jim Hunt – saxophone Duncan Mackay – trumpet If there’s a more iconic moment in… Continue Reading →

Reviewing The Reviewers: Sophie Kemp Of Pitchfork Trashes Cigarettes After Sex

There may only be a few statements that Sophie Kemp gets right in her pearl-clutching, stiflingly conservative and puritanical review of this new Cigarettes After Sex album, Cry, but it’s an important one: There is a universe where this raciness… Continue Reading →

We Critique Music Critics: Pitchfork’s Deerhunter Review Is A Surrealist Hall Of Mirrors

If Rule #1 in a critical piece is to set up a defining premise/concept/angle within the first paragraph, then Rule #2 is to not directly contradict said premise/concept/angle at any point throughout said piece. Well, we really have to hand… Continue Reading →

Music Review Review: Pitchfork Needs to Chill Out By Actually Listening to Mutual Benefit

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, I really didn’t want to do this. There’s so much negativity floating around the world right now; we should be posting nothing but shiny happy posts.  But, y’know, one morning I was enjoying my office tupperware full of Barbara’s… Continue Reading →

Grayson Haver Currin on the State of His Art (with an Appearance by Gabriel Kahane)

Grayson Haver Currin reviewing a Gabriel Kahane album might just be the rare case of the reviewer being equally as well-known as the reviewed. After all, GHC, along with his wife Tina, are a fair degree of Internet Famous for… Continue Reading →

Jesse Dorris Of Pitchfork Takes A Swing At Prodigy And Misses, Then Falls Down

Pitchfork has this thing that they love to do on Sundays. Most of us utilize this day of freedom to get some errands done, have a nice brunch, go for a walk, catch up on that Hulu backlog…a whole litany… Continue Reading →

We Critique Music Critics: Pitchfork Re-Brands Iggy Pop As A Menace To The Middle Class

Uh oh, the social responsibility taskforce has been unleashed from Pitchfork headquarters and is chasing after the wrong beasts again. Unlike the Fork Puritan’s recent head scratching run at completely harmless folkies Luluc, however, this one seems more inevitable. After… Continue Reading →

We Critique Music Critics: Pitchfork Hates Luluc, But Why?

For those many, many souls not in The Know, Luluc are a gentle Australian duo who play über-low-key tunes with a peaceful hippy-hint of the winter of ’69 canyon sound. It’s a thoroughly relaxing listening experience, and it really, really… Continue Reading →

Pitchfork Just Can’t Take a Joke Anymore: What do Carl Marx and Ivanka Trump Have To Do With Chromeo?

I don’t know much about Chromeo, but I do know they are a joke. A shtick. Two Canadian EDM dudes playacting as silky, over-the-top, 70s-Euro playboys. I mean, just look at them. No seriously, take a look at that cover… Continue Reading →

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