Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Screw Pitchfork.

They just gave Anathallo's "Floating World" a bottom-barrell rating for no good reason: they don't sound enough like Sufjan Stevens (who is apparently so awesome even his B-sides are above-average-- though AMG's Stephen Thomas Erlewine would certainly disagree), they're too prog, too overreaching, too ambitious.

What's more, Gorilla VS. Bear agrees with me (he culls together some great opinions, relatively diverse except for "Rubies" showing up at least three times), on the best records of the year so far here

And is this P4K's lead when one of the greatest, most eccentric frontmen in rock 'n' roll history dies? Is this the first thing that comes to your, or anyone else's mind? "The recent death of Syd Barrett will lead to talk about his drug abuse, his retreat from music, and his legend."

A complete lack of condolence or even emotion, much less AP style (though I suppose that's hardly among P4K's concerns-- in addition to, y'know, having a soul).

2 Comments:

Blogger Matt Gilmour said...

LOL, somebody shit in your cereal this morning, didn't they?

For the sake and enjoyment of pissing you off more, I didn't care much for that Nathan Fake album (outside of one song, which I moved to my singles folder before deleting the album).

At least Hollertronix owned my ass afterward.

7/12/2006 12:41 PM  
Blogger Matt Gilmour said...

and while you are in a nitpicking mood, I figured I'd point out that the story you quote is from a special feature posted TODAY, and not the lead from their story about his death that was posted yesterday (http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/Syd_Barrett_Dead_at_60#37335).

As it stands, there is nothing wrong with that feature's opening sentence and frankly, that is EXACTLY the first thing most people think of when they think of Syd Barrett.

Stop being a bitch 'cause they panned one of your favorite 2006 releases. You sound like a Stereogum reader.

7/12/2006 12:54 PM  

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