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Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« on: January 13, 2004, 12:04:24 AM »
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Does anyone else get that vibe from them?  By indie i mean the whole aesthetic of the indie scene not necessarily bands not on major labels.  I mean they love their lo-fi shit and seem to write off other kinds of music.  They apparently have little to no appreciation for harder shit like Tool and The Mars Volta, two bands who should blow the cornholes out of any discerning music lover.  opinions please...
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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2004, 12:11:18 AM »
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I am blaming them for the herd mentality usage of the word "pretentious" and all negative connotations to it.

Yeah, they're snobs like that, but since I don't read the site that much, I was surprised to see stuff like 50 cent on their top 100 singles of the year.  Are they trying to make themselves more credible?  Either way it doesn't work for me and I only read for the occasional review/news
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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2004, 05:25:09 AM »
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Ryan Schrieber's review of Pet Sounds was the bestest!

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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2004, 01:17:24 PM »
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well, it's funny, in that same year in music where they have 50 cent in the top singles, they claim that the second most annoying indie trend was "accepting the mainstream"

sometimes their reviews are good...brent d sucks.  and they're snobbier than even me.

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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2004, 01:18:28 PM »
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Haha, I like their new banner that says, "Are you a conceited fucking asshole?  Click here.  Pitchfork needs writers."  Where did Mesh go?

is there a site that has a better news team though?  I'd really like to stop giving these guys hits
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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2004, 08:15:36 PM »
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Haha, I like their new banner that says, "Are you a conceited fucking asshole?  Click here.  Pitchfork needs writers."  Where did Mesh go?

is there a site that has a better news team though?  I'd really like to stop giving these guys hits


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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2004, 09:10:04 PM »
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...the way it works in real life is that "more than likely"...an inndie labeled band will suck.....but an innndie labeled film will not.....i'm not saying that this is true for all the possibilites .......but its much easier to write a bunch of pseudo-inntellectuaal wanna be artisitc-nnihilistic "phuck the world"...kinnd of songs than it is to gather a crew annd make a film......


........if you don't believe me ...than i  cann't help you there...maybe...um.... read the liner notes to the first poppa roach cd.......

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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2004, 11:18:40 PM »
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lol... yeah, that band is a bag of smashed assholes.
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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2004, 10:51:45 PM »
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they got it right with Mu, Xiu Xiu, and Sufjan Stevens.

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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2004, 11:20:53 PM »
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Haha, I like their new banner that says, "Are you a conceited fucking asshole?  Click here.  Pitchfork needs writers."  Where did Mesh go?

is there a site that has a better news team though?  I'd really like to stop giving these guys hits


Slorgs - I'm not sure your taste in music, but the Gossip section of buddyhead.com is pretty informative and entertaining.  It's as pretentious as Pitchfork but somehow boils each story down to its core.  Give it a shot.

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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2004, 11:35:11 PM »
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Quote from: Slorg
Haha, I like their new banner that says, "Are you a conceited fucking asshole?  Click here.  Pitchfork needs writers."  Where did Mesh go?

is there a site that has a better news team though?  I'd really like to stop giving these guys hits


Slorgs - I'm not sure your taste in music, but the Gossip section of buddyhead.com is pretty informative and entertaining.  It's as pretentious as Pitchfork but somehow boils each story down to its core.  Give it a shot.


Haha, thanks, I like what I've read so far
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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2004, 04:46:16 PM »
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Haha, I like their new banner that says, "Are you a conceited fucking asshole?  Click here.  Pitchfork needs writers."  Where did Mesh go?


How's it going?  I wrote for them.  I'm now an editor there, too.

I know more about music than you and have better taste.

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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2004, 07:46:00 PM »
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I don't get it :?:
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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2004, 07:59:18 PM »
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I don't get it :?:


I kinda assumed you were ripping on me for being exactly the kind of conceited asshole Pitchfork was looking for.

If that wasn't your intent, sorry.

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Re: Pitchforkmedia: Anything Indie = cool
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2004, 08:09:12 PM »
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No, it was.  Welcome back
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