Friday, August 21, 2009

P2K? More like P2....P2....uh..Pitchfork sucks.

For any of you music lovers out there who read pitchfork, you've probably been made aware of the fact that Pitchfork put out their top 500 songs of the decade, and I've been following this for the past days and up until this morning, I was SO PROUD of those little hipsters. Their Top 500 list was giving shout outs not just to the indie music that defined the decade, but to everything that defined the decade, even the songs that we wouldn't like to admit, (Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake) but then Pitchfork had to prove that they can't help but be Indie Kids, by naming the song "B.O.B." by Outkast as their number 1 song of the 2000's.

You just read the name of that song and mentally asked your self, "What the hell?"

Yeah. Me too.

Now Pitchfork had been doing SO well combining mainstream and indie into a pretty comprehensive list of great songs from the last 10 years, and they had to go and mess it up with one song left by picking a song that, to quote the article justifying their choice, "Sadly never dented the top 100."

Now that's indie kid talk for "We know about this one song by a popular artist, and you do not. We know more about music than you."

Honestly, its just annoying and pretentious and I don't know why I keep reading their site, but no one else unearths the sheer volume of new music that they do on a daily basis. Call me a glutton for punishment, but I'm still itching to see their top 200 albums of the 2000's even though number one will be the, in my opinion, overrated Kid A by Radiohead.

If Pitchfork really wanted to keep hold of the position of most influential music magazine, they really could stand to embrace the mainstream just a little bit more. Being musically pretentious doesn't make you cooler than anyone else. Even when John Cusack did it, it wasn't cool, it was just good for a laugh.

Case and Point:

These guys are pitchfork. For serious.

Pitchforks List on the Awesometer?

1 [------5-----] 10

A 5. That's straight up average. They worked really hard to make a good list but then went and ruined it. Now they get this.

That's about as awesome as:

Ordering a sandwich and having it arrive on time, with proper ingredients.
Finding out that your bag of M&Ms has an abundance of browns.
Losing Your cell phone for a few minutes, but later finding it was in your pocket all along.

Oh. There it is. That was a close one.


  1. Well I usually don't do the Awesometer on stray rants but, you are eddie song. Comin' Right up.