You know, I started to discount Pitchfork’s relevance a long time ago. Now though, they just make me angry. Chase over at Standard Lipsum recently railed the hipster paradise for giving a terribly negative review (4.4 to be exact) to an exclusive iTunes benefit compilation. 100% of the proceeds of these songs would go towards FINCA. So, please tell me, what’s the point in critiquing songs that go towards a good cause? Would it not have been appropriate to just “pass” on this one? Do the people at Pitchfork feel good about discouraging people to buy songs that go towards a good cause?
The need of Pitchfork and its writers to consistently put down music/artists with their high brow “essays” is troubling to say the least. Even records that do score well are usually chock full of back-handed compliments (recent reviews of Georgie James and The Avett Brothers come to mind). Instead of spreading the word about great records and artists, Pitchfork have belittled music into a simple and degrading numbers game. And with that, they continue their injustice on music.