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I’m sure Win acknowledges you can make great music on a computer or whatever Kraftwerk uses. I think he’s just dissing all the bad EDM acts that got booked at Coachella. Beck dissed the “four on the floor” too.

 0Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Pixies Soundtrack "Gigantic" iPhone Commercial (7 comments)

I’m quite sure Charles would never allow a Pixies song to be used in an ad except a rare awesome one like this.

 +3Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Caught By The Buzz: A Look Back At Britpop's B-List (53 comments)

Agreed, Life on Other Planets is the best Britpop record and Supergrass were the best Britpop band.

 -1Posted on Apr 21st | re: Stream Pixies Indie Cindy (17 comments)

Me too, most people I know like the new songs.

Rolling Stone, among others, has been liking the new Pixies songs. Rolling Stone writers earn a nice living – it’s sort of like they have tenure – and are free to call it like they see it.

Pitchfork writers, on the other hand, are temps who earn about $100 a review. Fact. So really they’re not much different than some random jerk like me in the comments section. Pitchfork writers thus have no job stability and must follow the fashion trends slavishly. It’s not about music, it’s about lifestyle and fashion. This year in fashion the Pixies are out and Avicii is in, so they’re going with that. It’s no coincidence that everyone I know thinks Pitchfork has been a bad joke for about the last decade.

For some silly reason, Stereogum seems to be following the Pitchfork lead on the new Pixies. It speaks to an insecurity they have and a need to follow trends. I guess Stereogum is still a little young and hasn’t fully built up their confidence yet.

 0Posted on Apr 21st | re: Pixies - "Women Of War" (4 comments)

Total Surfer Rosa vibes!

Right about now, Kim is thinking “What the fuck did I do?”

 0Posted on Apr 18th | re: The Faint - "Evil Voices" Video (3 comments)

right on. I think I might check them out in June.

 -7Posted on Apr 18th | re: Throwing Copper Turns 20 (79 comments)

warpath? nah, just some snarky comments. If you’re gonna totally slag them off, I feel it’s fair to return some fire in the comments.

If you had said something intelligent about why you don’t like the new songs, I might not have disagreed with you. But to just call them all awful is I feel a moronic bid for attention, like Pitchfork’s 0.0 review. “Hey, look at me, I’m not some Dad Rock critic! I piss on the Pixies and celebrate Iggy Azalea and for this I hope I’ll earn some career longevity.” This is the fucking Pixies, releasing their first new songs – show some freaking respect, even if you don’t like it! Particularly because if you just listen to the songs and not the trends, you’d have to admit that it’s a better record than 99% of the other ones you’ll write about this year.

 +2Posted on Apr 18th | re: The Faint - "Evil Voices" Video (3 comments)

I saw them 12 years ago too and their show was killer and the crowd was going apeshit to a point I really haven’t seen since the 90s mosh pit glory days.

 -9Posted on Apr 18th | re: Throwing Copper Turns 20 (79 comments)

“Treated with respect?” Is this a new concept for the author who just called ALL of the long-awaited new Pixies songs AWFUL because he was told to by Pitchfork or some 15 year old kid at a David Guetta show?

That’s cool that they play instruments and are one of the few somewhat-interesting EDM acts, but I’m not sure anyone here cares to read or comment about this stuff.

More interesting would have been an interview with Black Francis about the dope new Pixies songs.