Posted in MP3 | animals | music | tour dates on May 4, 2007

DOWNLOAD: Cocorosie - Rainbowarriors (MP3)

Antony & Cocorosie

Cocorosie has always been a polarizing force - not as love-them-or-hate-them as their friends Antony, Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart, but definitely a band that generates a lot of disdain among music fans. This is especially true in the U.S. In Europe, especially France, they seem to more often adore Cocorosie. When I saw Cocorosie open for Antony in French-speaking Montreal, the crowd even gave the Cocorosie Cassady sisters an amazing reception - something I wasn't used to as a New Yorker. U.S. music fans are more likely to use words 'art school' and 'pretentious' when describing Cocorosie. The Cassady sisters don't help the matter by aligning themselves with the controversial Williamsburg, Brooklyn "Pumpsta" scene.

I'm personally somewhere in the middle. I kind of have/had a fetish for all things Antony-Devendra-Cocorosie-Newsom - the extremity of it has worn off a little, but I still support most of Cocorosie's endeavors - I play their music on my Sirius radio show, regularly post their tour dates, and am quick to explore anything else they have going on like their record label & store Voodoo-EROS, and their side project Metallic Falcons. I enjoy their music, but don't often find myself listening to their albums. I am not offended by their live shows, but sometimes do wonder how authentic they are. Overall I am more FOR them than against them. Sometimes that makes me feel alone - especially among those closest to me. ha.

Pitchfork was sort of on Cocorosie's side when Sam Ubl gave their 2004 Touch & Go debut La Maison de Mon Reve a 6.9. Sam was much less kind in 2005 when the score for Noah's Ark came in at a 3.4, and now - for their brand new album The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn - an album Drowned in Sound called "a sure contender for album of the year" - Cocorosie received a lowly 2.3.

...Too bad it seems as if the more self-impressed CocoRosie sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady get about transcending genres, the less patience they have for mere mortal concerns like, um, songs. True, Ghosthorse and Stillborn begins with CocoRosie at their most radio-ready, on single "Rainbowarriors" (MP3 above), where Bianca speak-sings impishly about finding "the rainbow trail that's deep inside ya" over beatbox schmaltz. It's something like Vitamin C's 1999 Top 40 hit "Graduation (Friends Forever)", only with neighing horses, buzzing synths, and Sierra's operatic soprano instead of Pachelbel-derived orchestral Radio Disney pomp/circumstance....
On the other hand, Joanna, Devendra, and Antony and his Johnsons have all received the "Best New Music" title at least once. I'm not implying there's anything more to this than Pitchfork's honest assessment of all albums involved (feel free to in the comments though). I'm really just setting the background for what came next....

Antony is mad

I have a musical crush on Antony, but, factual errors aside, I don't believe any musician should ever take on a critic. Where's it going to get you? You'll always look bad except to your most die-hard fans.

I'm also not sure if it is ethical to publish (theoretically) private letters on a blog. I'm not sure if it's even allowed - especially if the letters were written to and/or on behalf of your employer (is it OK Gawker?).

That said, I considered not posting this at all. Honestly, I'm not sure why Marc Hogan was allowed to post letters from Antony to Pitchfork on his personal blog....

dear Ryan Schreiber

I am writing in regards to the very unpleasant review of Cocorosie's new album that was printed in yesterday's Pitchfork.

I was bitterly disappointed when I read it. It was filled with inaccuracies. For instance, I do not even appear on the record, and yet Hogan snidely referred to a guest appearance he somehow imagined I had made.

But It is an album I would have been proud to be a part of. Please assign writers who are open and receptive to understanding the work of America's more challenging young artists, instead of printing reviews that try to cover up their lack of comprehension with bad wit and cynical one-upmanship. We desperately need artists who will take risks and put their hearts forward in this cultural climate, now more than ever. Why would you print a review that only seeks to oppress performers who are among those taking some of the biggest and most generous risks?

Please assign writers with some sense of vision to review Cocorosies work in the future. Marc Hogan, a financial analyst (!!), is completely in the dark about Cocorosie; he cannot even fathom their intent or the usefulness, the generosity, and the deep originality of their work. I remember the Pitchfork review of their last album in which the writer even admitted that he was panning the album simply because he didnt understand it. Cocorosie are a brave pair of visionary young Americans who are pushing the dialogue forward. They are treasured by their peers, many of whom are artists that you have written about with respect, and by audiences around the world. We all read Pitchfork, and rely on it as an important outlet of information for independent artists. Please rise to the challenge and represent Cocorosie fairly, instead of publishing checklists of incomprehension that are tinged with misogynist resentment.

I did send an email that was a little hot under the collar to Marc Hogan, which should be laughed at and disregarded. I send this now to you now in all earnestness.

yours sincerely

Antony Hegarty

The other letters, and Marc Hogan's thoughts on on this matter, at his personal blog.

BUT WAIT? What does this post have to do with the wombat-loving Mountain Goats (aka John Darnielle)?

John Darnielle

WELL, as we already knew, John - owner of "one of the best music blogs on the interblock" according to Pitchfork - LOVES Cocorosie. He loved them in 2006. He loves them in 2007 - John recently blogged:

....Still. Objections constitute dialogue; Lou Reed used to know this & it's why he owned the seventies. The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn is my favorite album of the year so far. At its lyrical best, it inhabits its own country, unashamed of real poetry and willing to put in the hard work necessary to inhabit a space unlike anybody else's.
Take that 2.3.

Now let's all love one another..

I love John because of the following awesome upcoming shows:

05-05 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
05-11 Brooklyn, NY - Sound Fix (in-store) (John Darnielle solo) **
06-16 Watkins Glen, NY - Farm Sanctuary (John Darnielle solo) (info) *
06-17 Watkins Glen, NY - Farm Sanctuary (John Darnielle solo) (info)*
06-20 Chicago, IL - Metro (Eff Cancer Benefit) #

** with Nothing Painted Blue's Franklin Bruno AKA an Extra Glenns reunion
* with Peter Hughes, Perry Wright
# with Superchunk

I love Antony for playing with Bjork.

goat

I love Farm Sanctuary for being one of the coolest, most compassionate places anywhere. Go there to see The Mountain Goats - the John Darnielle ones (see dates above), and the real ones (actual goat at Farm Sanctuary pictured above). Go there to pet pigs (the pigs are seriously one of the highlights). Go there to spend a night out of the city. They serve vegan breakfast.

More pics of Antony & CocoRosie - like those you see above - here.

---

      

Comments (72)

When you are talking to a journalist, and you are aware that you are talking to a journalist, what you say is on the record.

That's what they teach in journalism school, anyway.

Posted by marc h. | May 4, 2007 4:44 PM

I like to "pet pigs." There are lots od drunk ones hanking out at NYU bars at 2 a.m. just asking to be petted.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2007 4:57 PM

I like to "pet pigs." There are lots od drunk ones hanging out at NYU bars at 2 a.m. just asking to be petted.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2007 4:57 PM

BV let's carpool to this show!!

Posted by lane | May 4, 2007 5:02 PM

Cocorosie have the distinction of being the only band I've ever heard booed at a NYC show. At a Southpaw concert two or three years ago the crowd turned on them about half way through their set. It got a little ugly, but I have to admit that they deserved it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2007 5:22 PM

fuck cocorosie. seriously - everything bad ever said about them is deserved. and fuck devendra banhart while im at it. fakersssssssss

Posted by oh god | May 4, 2007 5:35 PM

"dear marc

i felt compelled to write after reading your disgusting review of Cocorosie's new album. did you even read the credits? for your information, i do not appear anywhere on the album. But besides that, I am writing to urge you to retire from "journalism", you have no gifts as a writer. why not explore an interest that brings joy to yourself and those around you, instead of just stewing in the bile of your own resentments towards others? you are a parasite among artists. please, please retire. Is your goal to make people feel sick? perhaps writing that "review" lent you the illusion that you have power over others, over women, over artists. Perhaps you are lacking in empowerment in your own frustrated life.

I recommend that you start to do something new.

antony"

oh my god. yeah antony, you and your whole scene are so fucking precious. slinging insults is not a way to prove your point either. these people are so up there own asses its ridiculous.

Posted by really? | May 4, 2007 5:44 PM

The new Cocorosie album is one of the best I have heard all year...I thought it was a little average at first but after several more listens I really loved it.

Posted by Scott | May 4, 2007 6:01 PM

get AIDS and d...

oh wait

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2007 6:01 PM

hey man, CocoRosie are great, forget about any psuedo-personas that you may think they are enforcing, it's all about the music itself.

Posted by Wooper. | May 4, 2007 6:12 PM

To be honest- I think Devendra, Newsom, and Antony are in another class. I realize they're friends- but the last two cocorosie albums have been pretty bloated and uninteresting (to me). I liked their first album a lot and thought it showed real promise and experimental hope. However, buying into the void that is Williamsburg NY ironic rap/whatever scene has all but finished them off. They're kind of quixotic caricatures now of what they used to be-that is- I at least used to like to try and buy into their fairytale world- but now I just can't take it without their creation of music that actually holds my attention. All these people pulling quick jabs at Devendra - why? I happen to think he's one of the finest artists of this generation. I dare anyone to seriously try and prove this wrong. Who would you say has crafted more timeless songs of recent memory? What other artist do you truly feel that you will be able to listen to in 20 years? I just imagine some stupid brooklynite thinking the hold steady are anything more than this years passing indie fad, calling Devendra and crew out...

Posted by ryan | May 4, 2007 6:12 PM

musical exploration is loads of fun and should always continue. that doesn't mean that anyone declaring his- or herself "different" or "avant-garde" (the latter of which, none of these bands really are) should receive standing ovations from everyone everywhere. it is called music CRITICISM after all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2007 6:32 PM

Per this letter, Antony is a smarmy imbecile who has about as much "vision" as my hairy brown eye.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | May 4, 2007 6:46 PM

Very nice article BV. Record reviews for me will always be a reference and not a rulebook on what music to listen to. One day an artist is the hottest thing and the next moment it's like they have the plague, or vice versa. See The Fiery Furnaces and Chk Chk Chk.

"Posted by ryan | May 4, 2007 6:12 PM"

Interesting. I wonder if this is who I'm thinking of.
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2007/03/pitchfork_chief_moves_to_brook_1.html

Posted by Joe | May 4, 2007 9:03 PM

cocorosie are the fakest shit band ever. To boot they are total bitches. I hate their faux rap music and I hate everything they stand for. also don't like mountain goats much and his annoying bleeting so it makes sense he would love their brand of carnival crap so mcuh

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2007 9:15 PM

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh
A band i like didnt get a good review Waaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2007 11:42 PM

i can't think of a band I have less resepect for than cocorosie

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 12:22 AM

i for one love both antony and cocorosie...so thank you for all you wrote and exposed everyone to. even if most people seem to disagree.

Posted by shelvesofvinyl | May 5, 2007 12:57 AM

pitchfork is so '05

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 2:14 AM

Yeah, the Cocorosie album is damn good... and it brought their work with antony to a new level.

Posted by LPC | May 5, 2007 7:34 AM

goats meet goat! cannot wait!!

Posted by goat | May 5, 2007 8:43 AM

that whole clicks music is just terrible. there is no denying it

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 9:55 AM

i think the point that is being missed here is that pitchfork has, problematically, stopped being a publication that reviews albums and started being one which passes judgement on them. there is a way to review which is more about discussing the merits and demerits of a piece of work than about hammering home your conclusions of its worth. sadly, this style of criticism has fallen out of favor since the days of, say, pauline kael...

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 11:23 AM

woo! anon @ 11:23 finally w/ something intelligent to say.

you're right; and when this kind of universal declaration of worth is done with the sloppy, poorly researched and buzz-based journalism that Pitchfork is tossing off more and more frequently, it restricts and limits the creative community.

stiil, it's important to remember that art is not validated or proven by it's criticism. Pitchfork isn't an artistic ruler we should all hope to be able to measure up to, lol.

way to go CocoRosie for making art, and for having an effect on the world around them.

lets all take our heads out of our asses, eh? this is music after all.

Posted by alx | May 5, 2007 11:49 AM

Thanks BV for this kind of discussion and reporting and info. Great read. And you're right- Antony writing that, reallly makes him look terrible. Bad reviews---move on.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 11:51 AM

who cares what pitchfork says? everyone is entitled to their own opinion. if you dont like their reviews then don't frequent their site. there are plenty of other pages out there that kiss all of those shitty bands asses

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 12:02 PM

i'm pumped for the new devendra record. joanna, devendra, cocorosie, vetiver...the scene is interesting. more so than say death cab for cutie, but peas and carrots i guess.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 12:10 PM

Why isn't anyone talking about the mention of The Extra Glenns at the free Mountain Goats show?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 12:16 PM

sorry but listne to the coco rosie lyrics, they are shit. And Marc DID review the album. His call on Rainbo Warriors sounding like Vitimin C's graduation/pachebel is SPOT ON

it's absolutely the cheesiest thing I've heard in years.

I'd rather Death Cab over CocoRosie. At least Ben believes what he's singing

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 12:26 PM

either you like a band or you don't.
that's fine.
cocorosie are different than a lot of bands out there
some people find it refreshing, some people find it annoying.
and who cares that they are both pretentious little art scene
hipsters?
so many people that post their dribble on this site probably run around in a similarly annoying scene.
it's easy to hate the williamsburg bullshit
but come on why bitch about it?
i have lived in brooklyn for nearly 10 years and i steer clear as possible away from williamsburg because it's chock filled with people just like those annoying ass cocorosie girls.
grow up people. you ain't in high school no more

Posted by soup monster | May 5, 2007 1:42 PM

I am a big fan of Pitchfork, and I am also a big fan of CocoRosie (I should also note here that I have done online promotion for their last two records)...

That said, CocoRosie is a musical experience that is not an immediate thing...it is a ride you have to be willing to take to find something unique, rewarding and weirdly beautiful—otherwise your perceptions are likely to be Marc Hoganesque insult/shortcuts (entertaining, but obvious).

When I read that piece, I thought to myself that he must have fought pretty hard to get the record assigned to him, even though he intended to slam it. On the surface, it would be tempting to diss it for all the obvious reasons he included in his "review." He must have known that would be a slam dunk for hitting all the right notes and making it a good read for people who aren't willing to take the CocoRosie trip. However, I think it was ultimately a very lazy review, based more on ad hominems and surface insults than musical criticism.

Let me emphasize, I don't take issue with Pitchfork or any magazine for their reviews, and I think it is a priviledge for any band or artist to get a Pitchfork review, but I think this is an example of Pitchfork writers at their worst.

Posted by wendy | May 5, 2007 2:13 PM

whats with indie music fans and self loathing... ?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 2:33 PM

I just talked to Sierra & Bianca and they hate you all.

Posted by Antony | May 5, 2007 2:56 PM

w/e I still love cocorosie and antony no matter how many people hate them

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 6:20 PM

Grading albums on 10-point scales and giving "Best New Music" awards are simple opinions, that is all. The fact that BV keeps quoting Pitchfork like it's some goddam indie rock bible just shows how unsure they are of their own opinions.

I don't like any of these bands. I don't like carnivals, cabaret, period pieces or Lord Of The Rings either. If you do, that's fine .

If you read Pitchfork, why not stop? Stop worrying about what they like and find your own New Best Music, it's everywhere. 3 months clean and no problems for me.

Go music!

Posted by A Good Man | May 5, 2007 7:57 PM

What disease does Antony have?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 7:58 PM

aaaaaaaaahahahhaa

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2007 8:51 PM

"When I read that piece, I thought to myself that he must have fought pretty hard to get the record assigned to him"

Not true, but thanks

Posted by marc h. | May 5, 2007 11:06 PM

Bklyn Vegan -

"I have a musical crush on Antony, but, factual errors aside, I don't believe any musician should ever take on a critic. Where's it going to get you? You'll always look bad except to your most die-hard fans."

It can get an artist - and even a critic, a diehard fan, or a detractor - someplace, in terms of an inclusive dialogue: not to mention, one that becomes opened up for various points-of-view, as opposed to a single voice.

Pitchfork's simply doing its job (or going about its job) as any other "magazine" - online or otherwise - has and is, and that would be, to be regarded as taste makers, trend setters, or musical economists of their time.

Pitchfork's also more caustic, unreserved, reckless, presumptuous, holier-than-thou, and uninformed than most of their peers, but they would not be the first to suffer from a case of retrograde, Saturnine, negativity-laced criticism that obliterates - instead of de-and-reconstructs (or rather, engages in constructive criticism) a given genre, artist, and movement, but they are the best at sounding what their writers must either feel about or be themselves: lonely, insecure, and angry about their own lot-in-life.

No reasonable follower of music would mistaken any of their critics for having the literary prowess of a Robert Christgau or Ann Powers - much less a Lester Bangs or Karen Schoemer, and on that note, the benchmark of these Pitchfork critics should just be that: stack them against the best of rock scribes, past and present.

In other words, if Pitchfork and similarly bent wannabe arbiters of wealth & taste, believes that Wilco and Arcade Fire are the voices of the next generation, and that U2 and Ryan Adams (Bono successfully addressed Kot, Adams' not so successfully addressed DeRogatis - hence the examples, but point being, artists have feelings, too, no matter how much money they earn) suck, then instead of "defending" the assailed artists - which only serves to bolster the typical, provincial, Pitckforkian minded whine - a given fan may wish to compare the prose and insight (or lack of) that would appear to inhabit the empty souls of Ryan Schrieber Nation - however, high-cylinder vocabulary is not a sign of intelligence, nor should ever be mistaken for such.

It's not as if Pitchfork's elevated Rock-crit to an art form in the least. On the contrary, it reads and sounds like a grad-school student monthly that's run by MPhil candidates in Comparative Literature.

And thus, you, BV, may both dig Antony and rage against the tin machine that is Pitchfork: otherwise, some may think you're in bed with one another.

To fans in general, and BV, tear down the Ivory Tower, don't help to rebuild or fortify it with more manure and hay, and do so by NOT going after the singer but the reviewer: since it's the SLINGER and not the song, that usually stinks the most.

Or, at least the longest.

Regards,

East Coast Promo-man

Posted by East Coast Promo-man | May 6, 2007 11:43 AM

dude looks like a walking doughnut

and having worse hair than Jack White is tuff

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2007 12:15 PM

for the record antony is an incredible artist. it took courage for him to call out a critic like that to defend some friends of his who have been attacked. i agree its better to ignore reviews like that. more and more it seems like pitchfork is losing control of the indie market. name a recent artist they have broke on the level say of CYHSY last year? but seriously, antony (a pitchfork darling) taking them on, it takes serious guts to do that i think. i say this whil acknowledging that i don't like coco rosie's music. But i do think they should keep doing what they are doing and making challenging art regardless of what critics or BV readers think.

Posted by tim b | May 6, 2007 3:55 PM

you lost me at U2 and Ryan Adams- I don't think anyone needed pitchfork to tell them that those artists are not exactly relevant anymore.

Posted by d | May 6, 2007 4:07 PM

east coast promo man ftw!

and BV, think about the way you talk about Pitchfork. many people here seem to feel that the website is spiraling upwards to unhealthy proportions in Music Quality Decision Making...

and everytime someone breathlessly refers to "Best New Music" honor or an amazing score of 9.87534x10^4, that person is only building the tower higher.

fck that sht. you should all get off your computers and start a band.

Posted by alx | May 6, 2007 5:46 PM

East Coast Promo-man: Did I read that right? Tin Machine are reuniting at the Pitchfork fest?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2007 6:54 PM

there is a difference between being innovative and being downright arbitrary with your songwriting-- i guess what bothers me most is the assumption that as readers we can't sift through a critic's viewpoint to come to our own conclusions. sure, some of the review's language teetered towards sensational--but what need is there to write a letter to marc hogan in the grand scheme of things? you can't force anyone's music or opinions down their throats--and it makes antony look like he bit the hand that fed him. it seems hogan isn't very heavy-handed about his job as a critic, and neither should we be about his criticism. personally, i've always felt their records were more concerned with concept than substance, and i never needed more than my own two ears to discern that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 12:00 AM

through all this retarded back and forth debate, when push comes to shove cocorosie just suck.

Posted by cooper | May 7, 2007 1:50 AM

I saw Cocorosie at the T&G showcase in 05, and I thought they were pretty good. Not as good as Supersystem or !!!, but definately an interesting band. I don't think I'd go see them headline though.

Posted by Charlie | May 7, 2007 2:55 AM

dear antony -

artists don't cater to critics. especially not those on pitchforkmedia.com.

every self-proclaimed artist, striving for originality, should aim for the lowest possible rating at such a website.

Posted by sklyer | May 7, 2007 3:10 AM

dear antony -

artists don't cater to critics. especially not those on pitchforkmedia.com.

every self-proclaimed artist, striving for originality, should aim for the lowest possible rating at such a website.

Posted by skyler | May 7, 2007 3:11 AM

who are any of you to say that cocorosie are fakers? do you know them? were you there with them growing up?
it's kind of disappointing to think that we're all so jaded to just believe that everyone's lying to us all the time, and especially artists that we buy into so hard.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 10:39 AM

Fantastic post dude.

Posted by Jen | May 7, 2007 11:58 AM

I think they also teach you in journalism school to NOT make shit up and check your facts.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 12:47 PM

Just so people have a sense of who's ego-tripping in the gates of hell. Sit through the introductory advert and you'll see. This guy's an embarassment. Shameful. What's worse is that he's the pawn of his employer and he pretends otherwise.

http://video.msn.com/v/us/fv/fv.htm??g=e1902cca-c4fa-43f1-9ede-4f37a6ad6420&f=truveo&fg=copy

http://video.msn.com/v/us/fv/msnbc/fv.htm??g=0a9bc278-f958-4c0f-ad1c-a14d2f287df5&f=00&fg=copy

Posted by james k. | May 7, 2007 1:03 PM

Seriously, James, K., you're going to take a shot at the guy for having a day job? Antony does the same thing in his letter and it makes him look like an ass--it doesn't make you look any better.

Posted by Joe | May 7, 2007 2:21 PM

I didn't get that Antony was ripping on Marc H. for having a "day job" but that he was offended by the review which relied more on cheap laughs and personal attacks than a thoughtful critique of the music.

I think the jab at "financial analyst" was perhaps a questioning of the writer's worldview, which may or may not be relavent.

I read Marc's blog just today and he seems a bit thin skinned to me, for someone who can dish it with so much snark. He should write for Idolator.

Posted by wendy | May 7, 2007 5:16 PM

If the problem here is factual errors, it should be pointed out (again) that I'm not a "financial analyst."

Dish harder, Wendy. I assure you, I've taken worse.

Posted by marc h. | May 7, 2007 5:51 PM

I'd like to interview Marc Hogan for BV.

Non-confrontational, matter-of-fact, with a set series of questions (the majority rooted in what would appear to be Mr. Hogan's quest for The Real and resistance of The Perceived: a most David vs. Goliath-like pop-rock battle royale, for certain) in his well-written, informed, and provocative feature, SELF-PORTRAIT.

("Provocative," since there are conscious and / or otherwise, if not both) loopholes of potential for dialogue. Or, at the every least, contrary and alternative points-of-view


You can read it here:
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/10256?artist_title=10256-self-portrait


I'd also like for such an interview to be part open-ended forum; where, in quasi-true, Joan Didion-esque, rock leader pretend fashion, one simply plays it as it lays.

But, it's never that simple.

What say you, Marc Hogan?

All we are saying is give Crit a chance.

Cheers,

rnrrenegade

Posted by rnrrenegade | May 8, 2007 9:11 AM

I get so sick of pitchfork. They're all hype. Hype Hype Hype. I'm all for reviews that tell you wether or not to spend your hard-earned money on a CD, but the writers at Pitchfork are so up their own asses it's not even funny.It seems like anyone who goes to Pitchfork is just looking for someone to tell them if it's 'cool' or not to like a certain group. People should start forming their own assumptions, without the help of a overly-visited site. And for Pitchfork, How about having some semblance of respect for the artists? Music is all just personal prefrence anyways. There is enough animosity going on in the world as it is, I can live without asshole music crtics and little indie cliques bitching at each other all day.

Posted by Libby | June 5, 2007 9:45 PM

Maybe this recent interview with Sierra explains a few things ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7RIHlT2h1k

Antony and CocoRosie make gorgeous music.

Posted by amy | June 24, 2007 4:42 PM

i like the pictures on here. i like to mosh in your pit . any good bands coming to new york?

mike graham

Posted by mgraham | June 26, 2007 8:21 PM

i like CocoRosie. It's all about the music.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2007 9:31 AM

Antony's a fucking joke. "A brave pair of visionary young Americans..." ? They're certainly brave, but I wouldn't call them visionary by any stretch of the word. Antony and his little inner circle of indie kids think they're SOOO important to the progress of music. They just sloppily cut and paste different genres together in an attempt to look hip and different and their lyrics are utter dribble. Who is this guy to say that critics aren't entitled to express their opinions about music? You can't just call everyone who thinks your music sucks a know-nothing or ignorant or inferior. I can't wait for the indie/alternative scene to get it's gonads back. This stuff's a joke.

Posted by Charade | July 29, 2008 5:39 PM

Maybe Marc Hogan can ewran enogh with his dreadful reviews to get those ugly fucking teeth fixed.

Posted by Charles | May 21, 2009 11:39 AM

Some time ago, I did need to buy a good house for my business but I did not have enough cash and could not purchase anything. Thank goodness my friend suggested to try to take the credit loans from reliable bank. So, I did that and was happy with my student loan.

Posted by ELISEHancock | March 16, 2010 9:47 PM

this good post - a kind of great article! Thank you very much! Some people can buy essay at the term paper writing services.

Posted by buy an essay | April 2, 2010 5:08 AM

After comprehending this discourse I get the knack of a lot on how to ghost articles. As a graduate, I have neverclosed one ordinary paper and always use dissertation writing. What a shame! But now I have cool in writing. Thank you.

Posted by dissertation | September 20, 2010 12:22 PM

Various people can't stop steal someone's ideas for their own needs. Neverhteless, you can avoid the plagiarized academic papers in order to save your reputation. Then, use plagiarism checker.

Posted by plagiarism detector | October 29, 2010 3:07 PM

Various people can't stop steal someone's ideas for their own needs. Neverhteless, you can avoid the plagiarized academic papers in order to save your reputation. Then, use plagiarism checker.

Posted by Recupero Dati Hard Disk | December 5, 2010 2:20 PM

"Taking a risk" ≠ "creating aesthetically pleasing and dynamic music"

You don't get a medal just for experimenting. If you actually yield something from it, it's a different story.

Posted by stuffandthings | January 5, 2013 9:25 PM

good blog,thanks for your sharing so great article

Posted by search engine submission | April 25, 2013 2:59 AM

This good post - a kind of great article! Thank you very much! Some people can buy essay at the term paper writing services.

Posted by Flamming | September 6, 2013 9:46 PM

Leave a Comment