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.
Wasn't directed at you in particular, but there's just this sense that since it's so influential it must be bad/evil/wrong and the people who read it must be bad/evil/wrong. It's just so stupid.
For the record, I wasn't insinuating that the people who read it are bad/evil/wrong. I hate the "hipster" term just as much as you guys. I was just using it to refer to people who read Pitchfork and enjoy irony, I thought maybe I could use the term just once without re-opening the dialogue on the term "hipster" for the billionth time haha.
I think people hate on Pitchfork just because it's natural for some people to want to hate on something after it becomes so influential/successful at what it does. Just like when a smaller band blows up and you have those braindead people who start hating them for their success, while exaggerating how good their "early stuff" is. FWIW, though, I think Pitchfork's influence has severely waned in the past year or two. And again, I actually like Pitchfork.