according to scaruffi, these are the only 4 albums of the 2010s worth listening to
how does that make you feel
Prindle covers an interesting niche though, which is better than having a generic overview of popular music filled with revisionist history, opinions masquerading as facts, etc. Scaruffi provides a slightly more interesting take on the standard rock canon, might as well read AllMusic desu
>implying Scaruffi still reviews any albums who aren't merely avant-guarde and leaves to his "staff" all of the others genres of music.
Seriously, go on RYM and check on Pistachio, then compare his rates.
>opinions masquerading as facts
>might as well read AllMusic desu
allmusic is comprehensive but the website is pointless, the scores are almost arbitrary
with scruffy you can at least derive your own conclusions from his reviews because of his frequent parallels+consistency
The famous Beatles pasta, for one. For starters, the stripping away of the black elements of rock music was a process that began with Buddy Holly, and probably even earlier than that, to blame the Beatles for the gentrification of rock is inaccurate, and mostly comes across as a cheap way to cause controversy. Also, it seems weird that he would even raise that complaint, given that he likes honky-ass shit like Rock Bottom.
Don't feel like trawling through his website for more and honestly I'm probably projecting the attitude of his fanbase onto the man himself
Honestly, I don't care much for allmusic either. Mostly I use the RYM custom charts to find new stuff anymore.
>tfw the next album to get a 9/10 from Scaruffi is 100% guaranteed to become /mu/core
>is his taste good?
Sorta, I guess. Mostly he's a Beatles fanboy but I found some interesting stuff through his website back in the day. He's consistent, anyway. You kind of just have to ignore his asinine rating curve for artists and go on the individual ratings he assigns to albums. Haven't checked his new blog out, but here's the old site if you're interested: http://starling.rinet.ru/music/index.htm
I still haven't heard an album that even comes close to HOOM from this decade, not sure about those other three though. I'd probably replace them with Slow Focus, Murmuüre and The Way Out.