Village Voice piece slagging post-metal heavies



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02.12.2009 - 01:47
BitterCOld
Gringo
Some thesaurus-toting critic goes out of his way to blast Pelican (and Mastodon, Baroness, amongst others), while tossing a backhanded compliment at "real" metal bands like Gates of Slumber.

http://www.villagevoice.com/2009-11-24/music/pelican-s-sketchy-metal/1

yay for useless, dismissive critics and pretentious rags.
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02.12.2009 - 07:20
Dangerboner
:D
He sounds like some lame Anus.com reject.
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02.12.2009 - 08:44
Doc Godin
Full Grown Hoser
Man, 2/3 of that article was completely useless. It seems the guy was bringing in random trivia and name dropping to fill space & to flex his "metal knowledge" so people actually take his snobbery seriously.

BTW - Am I the only one who finds it a bit hypocritical he uses the phrase "faux intellectual"?
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09.01.2010 - 04:13
Gordon Freeman
Where did you say that piece was from? The Village Idiot?

I can't help but feel I know less about the writer's opinion after reading the article than I did before.
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God Dammit Doug! Take off your hat, Night Moves is playing. Don't be a prick man!

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12.01.2010 - 20:02
BitterCOld
Gringo
My own response:

"#
bitter on Tue Jan 12, 2010, 12:00:15, says:
you wrote, "The listener is left ultimately with a pointless technical pissing match." funny, in summing up your article, i'd suggest that "the reader is left ultimately with a masturbatory thesaurus fueled piss fit." some famous English playwright once quipped, "brevity is the soul of wit." you might want to tattoo that on your forehead.
"


Justin Foley of The Austerity Program wrote a big response on MetalSucks found here.
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13.01.2010 - 00:28
jupitreas
hi-fi / lo-life
The article is way over the top although he happens to be right - Pelican is pretentious bullshit.
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13.01.2010 - 01:40
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by jupitreas on 13.01.2010 at 00:28

The article is way over the top although he happens to be right - Pelican is pretentious bullshit.


the article is horribly ironic, in that regard. using pretentious bullshit to ridicule pretentious bullshit for being pretentious bullshit.
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13.01.2010 - 02:09
jupitreas
hi-fi / lo-life
Its typical Pitchfork style stuff.

Now, I think all music journalists are guilty of being at least a little pretentious at times but Pitchfork made pretentiousness into an art.
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