Saturday, September 15, 2007

Best Onion Article Ever: "Pitchfork Gives Music 6.8: Review Calls Ancient Art Form 'Tired'"

Of course music journalism has its own unique, um, style, which is pretty much the same game of intellectual one-up-manship played by people like, oh, say, Science Fiction fans, or a room full of second-year comparative literature grad students. In fact, put those two groups together and I guarantee that you will find at least one person who imagines themself as the next Lester Bangs (though we all know how that turned out).

Pitchfork Media is the current platform for all those aspiring Mallermes of the musical milieu. But I'll let The Onion take it from here. My favorite bit is the last paragraph:

Still, most analysts agreed that the impact of Pitchfork's scathing review of music will be dampened by the 2.4 rating it received from Pitchfork staff writer Dave Maher just moments after the initial critique was published online. Maher termed Schreiber's assessment of music "overwrought, masturbatory posturing intended to make insecure hipsters feel as if they're part of some imagined elite beau monde."

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