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Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



Playoffs are no big deal,
don't have a crap attack.


A scathing review from Pitchfork is getting a 6.5.

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RedneckwithGuns
Mar 28, 2007

Up Next:
Fifteen Inches of
SHEER DYNAMITE



Twin Cinema posted:

A scathing review from Pitchfork is getting a 6.5.

Eh, I mean if it's a band going from 8.0+ to that yeah it's not good but honestly anywhere from 6.5 to 7.9 is okay.

<5 is score hell in reality though

LionArcher
Mar 29, 2010




FTBC is amazing. However, pitchfork is terrible. I just checked some scores and am laughing. They underscore things just because they are popular.

At least they get Kanye scores right. (Until
They don’t. His latest is not a 7).

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."




Pitchfork has their own kind of insular community and as a result they sometimes tend to obsess over specific artists that I don't really understand, but in the case of Fiona Apple their praise is 100% accurate.

Her Dryer
Oct 14, 2012


https://twitter.com/JucheMane/status/852949235981012994

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


the phrase "Goop On Ya Grinch" pops into my head at least once a month

Bismack Billabongo
Oct 9, 2012





LionArcher posted:

FTBC is amazing. However, pitchfork is terrible. I just checked some scores and am laughing. They underscore things just because they are popular.

At least they get Kanye scores right. (Until
They don’t. His latest is not a 7).

He’s from Chicago and feeds them a bunch of hits whenever he says some awful moron poo poo. Them giving kanye a 7 is like giving any other artist the jet review

Lutha Mahtin
Oct 10, 2010

Your brokebrain sin is absolved...go and shitpost no more!


i read pitchfork reviews as entertainment in and of themselves rather than any kind of serious journalism. my musical tastes are just off enough from their general wheelhouse, to the point that their writers usually don't have much expertise or knowledge about the bands i like. but they still write in the confident pitchfork tone, so it's amusing to sit and read comments that reveal the writer clearly hasn't listened to more than 1.5 albums of the band they're currently reviewing.

landgrabber
Sep 12, 2015

the tony, they do nothing!

i enjoy bloc party

Nightmare Cinema
Apr 4, 2020

No.

Pitchfork's been bullshit ever since they gave Tool's Lateralus a 1.9.

Don't think I've heard a single Fiona Apple song. Where should I start?

Odd Mutant
Jun 21, 2007








I treat pitchfork’s 1.0-4.9 reviews as recommendations tbh

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002




MasqueradeOverture posted:

Pitchfork's been bullshit ever since they gave Tool's Lateralus a 1.9.

Don't think I've heard a single Fiona Apple song. Where should I start?

listen to whole albums not songs. start with Tidal.

whos that broooown
Dec 10, 2009


Odd Mutant posted:

I treat pitchfork’s 1.0-4.9 reviews as recommendations tbh

Big Moby fan, I take it?

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Odd Mutant posted:

I treat pitchfork’s 1.0-4.9 reviews as recommendations tbh
They gave Frances the Mute a 2 and I loving love that album haha

GoutPatrol
Oct 17, 2009

Coal Jobs for the Coal God



kittenmittons posted:

Big Moby fan, I take it?

I probably listen to Play once every couple months.

Nightmare Cinema
Apr 4, 2020

No.

Rageaholic posted:

They gave Frances the Mute a 2 and I loving love that album haha

No way...

Yeah Pitchfork is a bane.

The Walrus posted:

listen to whole albums not songs. start with Tidal.

Noted.

Bismack Billabongo
Oct 9, 2012





landgrabber posted:

i enjoy bloc party

Their first album was very good and they were great when I saw them for their Four tour. Shame about everything else tho

Slandible
Apr 30, 2008



Covet put out a new song a few weeks back. I'm regretting skipping their show last year even more so now that live shows are indefinitely on hiatus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a-GGIQlBns

And local guys Dogleg I always praised put out a fun Clerks video. These guys are a blast live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp5EKknWZO4

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



Playoffs are no big deal,
don't have a crap attack.


Odd Mutant posted:

I treat pitchfork’s 1.0-4.9 reviews as recommendations tbh

Enjoy. https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/11617-partie-traumatic/

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

MasqueradeOverture posted:

Don't think I've heard a single Fiona Apple song. Where should I start?

The Walrus posted:

listen to whole albums not songs. start with Tidal.

Yeah chronological is the way to go here.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

TBH I really just jumped straight from "Criminal" to this album and I definitely still think it owns

Nightmare Cinema
Apr 4, 2020

No.

I heard "Shamika" on the radio yesterday and it SLAPS.

Good poo poo.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Releasing an album on the same day as Fiona Apple while still recovering from the 'Rona probably wasn't an ideal situation for him, but the new Mali Mali is really good too. New Fiona is probably my favourite of the year so far, but Mali Mali is a pretty close second. If you like Nadia Reid, the more subdued bits of Mount Eerie, or Anthonie Tonnon you'll probably enjoy this.

Slandible
Apr 30, 2008



Calva Louise has become infectious to me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsR0AAggwGI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym62lX5HRYc

Lampsacus
Oct 21, 2008



cptn_dr posted:

Releasing an album on the same day as Fiona Apple while still recovering from the 'Rona probably wasn't an ideal situation for him, but the new Mali Mali is really good too. New Fiona is probably my favourite of the year so far, but Mali Mali is a pretty close second. If you like Nadia Reid, the more subdued bits of Mount Eerie, or Anthonie Tonnon you'll probably enjoy this.
And if you are in nz and get the chance to go to Anth's railway gigs I highly recommend it. A strong 9 point 8.

Odd Mutant
Jun 21, 2007








https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBono9jLBAw

this is a pretty good and fun reaction video. wait until he gets to that part.

Lid
Feb 18, 2005
Rape jokes are ok but transphobia is where i draw the line.

exquisite tea posted:

Pitchfork has their own kind of insular community and as a result they sometimes tend to obsess over specific artists that I don't really understand, but in the case of Fiona Apple their praise is 100% accurate.

See also: them being the last bastion of hyping Lil Peep because they thought Emo Trap was the future. It was not.

Seriously in what universe is the atrocious Hellboy EP got the same rating or better than Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition that came out that same year.

101
Oct 15, 2012


Vault Dweller


Hellboy is as good or better than Atrocity Exhibition though…

angrygodofjebus
Aug 25, 2005

Drink it up and hunker down


101 posted:

Hellboy is as good or better than Atrocity Exhibition though…

Not the right thread exactly but absolutely loving not. Atrocity Exhibition is an all-timer.

101
Oct 15, 2012


Vault Dweller


angrygodofjebus posted:

Atrocity Exhibition is an all-timer.

I would say the same thing about Hellboy

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Lampsacus posted:

And if you are in nz and get the chance to go to Anth's railway gigs I highly recommend it. A strong 9 point 8.

Hard agree, they're a highlight of each December now.

Captain_Person
Apr 7, 2013

WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE FOR, IF NOT FOR THE CARE OF THE REAPER MAN?

Lampsacus posted:

And if you are in nz and get the chance to go to Anth's railway gigs I highly recommend it. A strong 9 point 8.

And if you're lucky the Beths will also be there!

Lid
Feb 18, 2005
Rape jokes are ok but transphobia is where i draw the line.

101 posted:

I would say the same thing about Hellboy

You're very very very wrong and that's ok.

captainOrbital
Jan 23, 2003

Wrathchild!


I like this; plus her singing is giving me occasional Karin Dreijer vibes.

Man Musk
Jan 13, 2010



Have some new wave:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_KxTWtU1rQ&feature=emb_logo

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

Man I never really dug into Fiona Apple’s catalog outside of the excellent Tidal until now. FTBC is amazing, but When The Pawn has easily become my favorite album of hers and up there as one of the classic albums of the past 30 years IMO. Hard recommend for anyone else like me that had been missing out

Odd Mutant
Jun 21, 2007








Say the full title.

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."




20 years ago everybody made fun of Fiona Apple for her "world is bullshit" speech but you know, she was totally right.

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

exquisite tea posted:

20 years ago everybody made fun of Fiona Apple for her "world is bullshit" speech but you know, she was totally right.

Big Sinead vibes

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Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

Odd Mutant posted:

Say the full title.

Discovered the full title for the first time the other day and was extremely pleased. Such a badass

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