Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Fountains of Wayne on Pitchfork...

This 3.0 review of Fountains of Wayne's Traffic And Weather is thoroughly misguided that it provoked me to write. I'd like to ask pitchfork to please stop intellectualizing music until there's nothing left but bland ideas that the band, in all likelihood, didn't even intend. It's just this attitude that leads indie rock shows to be hands jammed in pockets nerd fests. God forbid you shake your ass or yell something stupid like, "it's time to rock, motherfucker!!" That would break that aura of uber cool that so many spend so much time cultivating.

Traffic And Weather isn't high art. It is a collection of great pop songs full of hook and wry lyricism. Sit back, enjoy, roll the windows down and stop thinking to fucking much.

Man, thank God that Christgau got it right


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the pitchfork jackasses and others like them care far too much about what others think about them and the image they portray. They lack self esteem and have a confidence problem. They aren't comfortable in their own shoes, and probably aren't even really sure what they actually do like, they just study what they should like to portray a certain image and belong to a certain group. What a sad existence that must be....

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!
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Blogger The Dent said...

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Blogger Lesa said...

Ok, so I've been reading for a while but I still haven't seen you cover Dawn Xiana Moon. She's a great singer-songwriter from Chicago, folk pop.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the heck did you go!?


12:32 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

While I'm not a fan of Fountains Of Wayne, I too agree that Pitchfork's elitism is unfounded and uncalled for. It's refreshing to see someone else disgusted by their supposed "highbrow" taste.

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yes, it is a good album. reviewers just run out of things to say.

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