who are some artists they consistently give the wrong score to?
It's my dream to one day make a shitty terribly produced dream pop album and then I'll get a 9.0 from pitchfork
Five years on and I still don't understand the hype around that album and I don't know anyone who would consider it one of their favourites
>mfw I'm deaf in one ear and I love Beach House
Fucking no, it has that "sunkissed" vibe that everyone fucking ate up around that time and some okay to fucking awful song writing.
It's the album that even when I was listening to it at the time all I could think is "wow this is not going to age well".
And it hasn't
Because of their personal feud with her they shit all over every album she puts out and then praises every album that sounds exactly like it a year later.
where was all this Beach House hate before Depression Cherry?
They would pop up every so often in threads here, mostly positive. But ever since the two albums this year people have suddenly changed their tune not just on the band, but of all their previous works that was so enjoyed by the likes of the majority here
>That grimy glitchy industrial lo-fi trap rap sound will never catch on!
I mix down to mono so I can hear stuff from both channels, but that fucks with the volumes a lot so it's a bit annoying. I'd invest in some speakers but I can't blast them where I live
teen dream was good, liked depression cherry but not as much, i understand why people would not like them but music taste is subjective, being praised by pitchfork doesn't mean they are bad, they guys over there like them, get over it...
shit man, well mono recordings are cool too, try to find stuff from the late 60's, people had mono sound systems so album where released in that format, dont fuck up your only good ear with loud headphones, cheers
Anything with a social justice slant will inevitably get a great review. This is not to say some aren't great, but shit like Lower Dens which was good but a 7.5 at best will always get BNM.
Same with hip hop. I'm a huge hip hop fan but the fact that any up and coming rapper who's black can't seem to get under a 6.9? Like come on. Fetty Wap, Barter 6, etc. etc. not bad albums but not deserving of the high scores they get.
Fear of a Black Tangent deserved 8.0+ BNM. RoadkillOvercoat and Jhelli Beam should have been higher. They should have reviewed Perfect Hair.
>no "Dr Dre"
Come on, guys, you heard Compton, right? Then an 8.5 for a greatest hits compilation? He's gotta be paying them SOMETHING under the table
For some reason they've had a real hate-on for Plaid: not a single score went over 8 in the last decade, even though Reachy Prints (their 2013 or 2014 album) is probably their best or second-best effort.
Alt-J. They use them as a sacrificial lamb popular band because they have to hyperbolically pan certain bands in order to keep their indie taste maker rep in tact despite the fact that they constantly give BNM to shallow rap and pop garbage
Yeah this is true. Aside from randomly tossing out the occasional mean review, metal as a genre probably has one of the highest averages.
What I'd like to know is why they pissed on Kayo Dot's Blue Lambency Downward so hard. That one always seemed personal to me.