Post by problem dog on Feb 1, 2013 11:22:24 GMT -5
I learned in 2011 that Pitchfork isn't worth it without a set of headliners I'm interested in seeing, so this announcement is huge for me. Bjork and R. Kelly should be incredible, and I'd still catch B&S even though I'm only lukewarm on them.
Pitchfork is brilliant. The big revival trend right now is 90's style R&B (Frank Ocean, the Weeknd, The-Dream, Miguel, renewed interest in D'Angelo), so they go out and book the King. Absolutely stellar.
I think this is an excellent point. Plus they get to feed the hipster masses that read their site (before they become post-hipster and become too cool for Pitchfork) all the irony they can eat.
I f*cking hate the term. It's just vague enough that it can be used by anyone to deride other people. I don't give a sh*t about what "scenes" people buy into. If someone uses a popular, eclectic music blog to discover music, or shape their taste, then fine. If they only listen to death metal, that's fine too. I just get confused why people are so concerned about others' tastes.