"Music criticism is no longer about who’s shouting the loudest—it’s about who everyone is talking about the most, at the most medium volume. I’ve been doing this for fucking years, and I can’t even type. Pitchfork has the ability to cover almost every fucking thing—and still have tons of holes in their coverage—until their Web site became a database."
I know the whole "Pitchfork bad" argument has been discussed a million times. But, frankly, I think it's depressing that Pitchfork still has the power to make or break a band. And Stereogum? I'd say only about 10 percent of its content is useful or the slightest bit interesting. So. Thoughts on the Big Two? Where do you go to read well-written criticism/features on music?
Tip for End Hits?
Email them here.
Get the best of the Mercury each week in your inbox!