>that planningtorock song
my sides were not ready.
i feel like one of two things happened here:
1. the pitchfork reviewer thought the music was 2deep2doubt so she gave it a good review just to be safe and not look like a pleb
2. the music was terrible but muh feminism
i have honestly never heard worse music than Planningtorock in my entire life. I've heard 12 year old kids make shitty local metal music and I've seen all those performances we post in cringe threads but this shit takes the cake.
You sound like the extreme opposite of the very thing you're trying to dis.
But in response to >>50913625 I don't like planningtorock, I'm just pointing out an extremist reaction is as bad as many.
But why would someone make something bad on purpose when the message of the music is obviously meant to be so strong? If she actually cared about the message she wouldn't make a joke out of the music.
>album that came out just yesterday
I mean that the review was posted up yesterday, my bad.
Also, Kiesza's new album got a mediocre score and has never had another album of hers rated by them.
Wow. This group is so bad, what the fuck is going on here?
It's not precise—more of a rule of thumb. The 6.6-7 zone is the biggest non-commitment of a rating possible. It's almost like saying "no comment." It's nothing special but they won't or can't give it any real criticism. Nobody gets offended. They give a majority of reviews a score inside that range.
Planningtorock is NOT satire on The Knife. She literally made an album WITH The Knife called "Tomorrow, In a Year".
Well Pitchfork is somewhat inconsistent between their ratings and what they actually have to SAY about the albums they're reviewing, I'll definitely give you that. But I have seen quite a few reviewers appropriately talk positively and have actual things to say about a 7/10 album. The new DFA1979 album is an example of this. But yeah, a 7/10 seems to be like a 5/10 for a lot of the reviewers there.
>taking the piss
I completely and totally forgive you just because you use this phrase and I love this phrase.
Planningtorock is pretty fascinating in a way, the music is pretty much an exact representation of what The Knife would have sounded like if Karin and Olof suffered from severe mental retardation.
Because that is literally impossible and you do it all the time because everybody does it all the time. People who talk shit about 'outside influence' are the people most unaware of the fact that they are being influenced from outside sources.
That would be a fair point if you weren't so callously dismissive of an entire publication of writers and music journalists. P4k is hardly my favorite music publication, but they're hardly a bunch of 'kids wiping their ass and saying this stained toiler paper is journalism'. There are genuinely good writers at Pitchfork, people who conduct excellent interviews, and although Ryan Schreiber can't write to save his life (and isn't the best editor) the central idea of Pitchfork is a good one.