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I kinda want this.
It’s a nice thought, but I’m always wary of anything too closely resembling rose-colored glasses. Probably to a fault. And I’m not exactly sure how the (wise) quote about separating reviewing from friendships relates to the mass of white noise that modern music reporting could be seen as.
Anyway, I do agree that there’s a lot of noise on the internet, and not just about music happenings. The thing is, I feel like it was probably around then too, just in different forms. Newspapers, magazines, radio, record stores, other listeners? It’s human nature to want to communicate with people, and music is practically begging for it. I think the internet just saves all those reactions/thoughts/interactions, and makes them easily to find and quickly get sick of.
I guess I’m saying that all the noise is more a byproduct of how the internet works rather than a decline in the quality of the top publications. It’s up to you to tune out the nonsense, whether that’s pruning your facebook friends list, or only following a couple music sites, or just not caring as much, whatever works.
You guys, I’m preeeetty drunk, and full of love for all of you. This site is the bomb-diggety. And Real BC can jam out to his zen elecrronic teahouse jams, but fake ol’ BC over here can jam out to you fools bein’ cool as ever. But really, I <3 U
IS THAT SO WRONG.
NO, IT'S NOT.
I’m still not over the cancelling of Lip$ha
When you put it that way, this all sounds really noble. Or at least pretty fun. (Which it definitely is.) I still have this lingering (probably naive) stigma about it, but that might just be leftover distaste for the sometimes blatant attention/validation seeking in many other sites. We can definitely agree that this place is pretty fuckin’ great, and yet I can’t really blame pitchfork for forgoing the comment section entirely.
So yeah, go us!
Does anyone else comment here and then later circle back a few times to check on your score? I do it sometimes, and it gives me these thoughts:
1. I shouldn’t care, I don’t need the internet’s approval
2. Whateva, who doesn’t like being meaninglessly validated?
3. I hope this voting system isn’t changing the way I post
4. I don’t think I like how easily my behavior is altered by a simple reward, like I’m in an undergrad psychology study
5. I’m probably overthinking this
If nothing else, I’m pretty sure being able to vote has driven up the number of comments, or at least coincided with it. And what music lover doesn’t enjoy a best/worst list?
Sounds like you need some not-necessarily-feelgood-but-definitely-brush-that-shit-off tunes. My go-to’s are Spoon’s Don’t Let It Get You Down, and the Chemical Brothers’ It Doesn’t Matter. But yeah, this internet stranger enjoyed your story.
I’d go with Beck, on the fantastically silly grounds of having not heard and not really caring to hear any of the others.
Also, because ho man do I love Morning Phase.
Also also, I reallllly hope [REDACTED] tears Morning Phase apart, or at least tries to, because those reviews are the best. Like slowing down to look at a car crash.
Having never listened to De La Soul before, Three Feet High and Rising is totally fun. Can’t wait to hear the others!