How many agree with me that Pitchfork promotes too much lame pop? Bon Iver the album of the year? Seriously? And that Animal Collective album Merriweather Post Pavilion? Really?
And how about those absurdly precise rankings -- 7.3, 6.8, 8.2, etc.
There's a lot of great information there, sure. I've been turned on to some good new bands that I wouldn't have run across otherwise, like the Liars. (The Liars' Sisterworld didn't even make it to the Top 50 for 2010 though -- really? Seriously?)
But if something *looks* interesting, I always listen to some clips to make sure it actually *sounds* interesting.
Over time I find it annoying that there seem to be so many "Pitchforkheads" whose taste is totally shaped by the website.
I was going to post this in the Alternative Rock forum, but it looks like they've all drunk the Kool-Aid over there...
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