Some people have a way with words; other people…uh, not have way

Posted July 22nd, 2008 by Eric Greenwood · 5 Comments

Short reviews can be funny. The hands-down best one ever was by J.D. Considine in Musician magazine back in 1982 for his review of GTR’s self-titled debut. It read “SHT.” Pure gold. Pitchfork’s review today of Black Kids’ Partie Traumatic is not so clever. It’s a picture of an LOLdog with “Sorry” pasted on it and a damning 3.3 rating. It’s certainly not a case of my feathers being ruffled as a Black Kids fan because I can’t stand the band. It’s just a shitty, cop-out review, which seems doubly suspect coming from a site that started the outrageously unjustifiable hype this band received. Pitchfork has stooped to this before with it’s non-review of Jet’s Shine On, which linked to a YouTube clip of a monkey drinking its own urine. Sure, it was a shit record, too, but the review was still a cop-out.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Arthur Seaton // Jul 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    My favorite joke review is the Nine Inch Nails /Recycle Bin one.
    Pitchfork should have used a LOLcat. Dogs just aren’t as funny.

  • 2 patrick // Jul 22, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    yeah, ‘ric, didn’t you think that NIN review was hilarious?

  • 3 Eric Greenwood // Jul 24, 2008 at 11:14 am

    i did think the NIN review was funny.

  • 4 Sameer // Feb 22, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    anyone remember were they saw that nin review and if they still got the link somewhere?

    thanks

  • 5 Eric Greenwood // Feb 23, 2009 at 8:55 am

    here you go sameer: http://tinymixtapes.com/musicreviews/n/nine_inch_nails.htm