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    It's a fantastic album.

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    Listened to it this morning after reading a glowing review from the Quietus and enjoyed it quite a bit. Gonna have to dig in more. This is a hell of a year for music.

    Wondering what BoC will rate. Damn well better be BNMed.
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    Tomorrow's Harvest gets an 8.3 with a BNM.
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    yet RAM gets an 8.8? what the christ?

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    Glad they had enough sense to give it BNM at least. Although I would rate it higher (and it's ridiculous given the hyperbolic praise given to RAM), I feel the review defends its score pretty well.
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    Guys, they gave an even higher score to some smart ass writing Yahweh puns. How did Random Access Memories become some sort of Pitchfork waterloo?
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    I guess it's more that they're participating in a media frenzy over that album which regards it not just as a good, well produced album but as an antidote to a pop music landscape that is littered with internet sensations and quick fixes but no enduring, prolonged statement of purpose. It's hardly the most egregious review or score they've given, but it adds to what I consider really inexplicable universal praise. On Metacritic, the lowest scores are at 60. Even if you do enjoy the album, I can't imagine seeing it as this landmark release that's really striking new ground and changing the tides of pop music. At best, it's a loving homage to a certain kind of album that doesn't really build upon or add anything new to the equation.

    The BoC album could definitely be seen in a similar light as being a tribute to electronic horror film scores of the late 70s, but they've integrated their own sound into that context masterfully. I don't think it's a landmark release really either, but it's a refinement of their sound that results in one of their strongest, most coherent albums.

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    That seems fair.

    To me (someone who likes the Daft Punk album) the more egregious Pitchfork sin was their ridiculous cover story for Daft Punk, which pretty obviously crossed the line from critical advocacy into straight-up commercial promotion.
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    To me (someone who likes the Daft Punk album) the more egregious Pitchfork sin was their ridiculous cover story for Daft Punk, which pretty obviously crossed the line from critical advocacy into straight-up commercial promotion.
    If the DP cover story was commercial promotion, would you say that the objective behind the cover stories for Ariel Pink, Savages, etc. differed in any sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavensWeep View Post
    If the DP cover story was commercial promotion, would you say that the objective behind the cover stories for Ariel Pink, Savages, etc. differed in any sense?
    Did any of those stories involve super bad ass photo shoots where the act being profiled put on costumes and walked through fire? Followed by the writer going on and on about how cool and secretive the photo shoot was?
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    Ha...well, maybe not walking through fire, but each cover story has featured some pretty sweet, animated graphics in the context of the artist being profiled. I do agree with you that commercial promotion is an inextricable element of the Pitchfork cover story, but this has to go for all of them.

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    I dunno. The Ariel Pink piece pretty much consisted of a low level Pitchfork writer sitting in a shitty apartment in downtown LA with Ariel for half a day. Not a whole lot of effort was put into that story.
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    Reading the review for Soft Will leaves me at a loss for why it didn't get a higher score and a BNM. Bizarre.
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    I can't figure out why they would run the review of it so early, but yeah, it seems like the score didn't match the enthusiasm of the piece.

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    damn...5/6 BNM

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    Apparently Pitchfork speaks Swaghili.
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    So, who knew that My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy was Kanye's worst selling album to date? At least Yeezus is here to beat that record.
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    This is really not a 9.5 for me....oh well. Yeezus is P4K's god.

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    Live by the fork, die by the fork.
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    So, who knew that My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy was Kanye's worst selling album to date? At least Yeezus is here to beat that record.
    Kanye peaked commercially with Graduation. It's funny because around hiphop circles he isn't very relevant anymore. Tallguy is right about one thing regarding Kanye, he stopped being "rap" when 808's came out. That was enough to turn off the same people who would have bought his album, add to the fact people aren't buying as many albums as before well it makes sense.

    Edit- this record is a 7 not a fucking 9.5. Goddamn Pitchfork can't seem to forget about his big black balls!
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    They only gave him a 9.5 to hype up their Pitchfork France Festival. I'm sure they took money from Kanye's people as well.

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    I think this is Kanye's best album. While I may not agree with it being a 9.5, it is definitely an incredibly accomplished and daring album that deserves recognition. Kanye has said that he doesn't care about being played on the radio anymore and his experimentation on Yeezus shows Kanye really coming into his own artistically. He has probably wanted to make an album like this for a long time, but felt like this was the first time he was actually able to make it happen.
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    i'm having some love/hate feelings with this album. the hate stemming from Bon Iver and that reggae dude almost completely ruining the tracks they're on.

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    9.5 huh? Well I guess I have to give the damn thing a listen now.

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    It's funny because around hiphop circles he isn't very relevant anymore.
    Maybe in backpack circles, but hip-hop as a whole talks a ton about Kanye.
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