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Critic Review: Jazz Monroe of Pitchfork on the Arctic Monkeys

It may be hard to imagine now, but there was a time when the pre-Conde’ Nast Pitchfork Media followed its own singular instincts. It was a site that rarely took into account the cultural group-think surrounding a particular record, band,… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: Jonah Bromwich of Pitchfork Blows Eleanor Friedberger

Ah, the PR Blowjob Review As professional critics of music criticism, we come across this type of thing all the time. It’s easily identifiable from the very first line of Jonah Bromwich’s review of the new Eleanor Friedberger album. Any… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: Sheldon Pearce of Pitchfork on Smokepurpp’s Bless Yo Trap

As a dedicated music listener very much in touch with your own tastes and preferences, you should be able to tell from any album review if the record is worth checking out no matter the reviewer’s opinion or rating. Much… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: Erin Osmon of Pitchfork on Neil Young: “Roxy – Tonight’s The Night Live”

There’s an easy trap that many critics fall into when reviewing archival releases. It’s a fully understandable slip, but it has clearly spelled out the doom of many a review of music recorded in the ‘60s and ‘70s. When a… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: Ian Cohen of Pitchfork on Eels “The Deconstruction”

What must it be like to wake up as Ian Cohen? You open your eyes to that soft Carolina light. You stretch your arms. Your cat, named Death Grips, snuggles up close. You fumble around on the nightstand. Where’s your… Continue Reading →

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: 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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