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Utterly brilliant. Thanks for posting the link.
remind me why Pitchfork is great... sometimes. Great read.
It's concluding paragraph is a fantastic counter, even if a slightly idealistic one, to the "support the artists" moralising that inevitably breaks out whenever the issue of downloading comes up.
That, and the frankly amazing Spotify playlist I made y'all last week, back up my hunch that the 00's have been largely about great crossover pop music.
You certainly know your pop.
Best pop songs of 00's: spotify:user:seany_t:playlist:3gm8AvWu4UAHc6q8ZaMt3N
It's a collaborative one though, so people may have added / taken from it.
you know, when it was still underground.
His blog Popular, reviewing every UK number one, is excellent.
is really rather good
But there tends to be a hell of a lot more good than bad on there. Tis a shame they've sidelined Martin Clark for the rest of the year though.