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Quite a lot based on this news article:
No idea why they're so irritated by a silly gesture anyway, we all know MIA is somewhat abrasive by now, not exactly new.
given all the pop icons that people hate, MIA seems amongst the most likely and deserving
I invariably come away thinking what a complete twat she is.
but that's kinda what you want with her music - I mean she's meant to be a bit of a jumped-up snotty wally and that's what she sounds like. Everybody's happy.
Noooo funnih bizzznihhiiiizzsz yeh?
That "M.I.A....Third World democracy" bit always makes me cringe.
that she's... ungrateful? to madonna???
her personality isn't
below that, even
you could say that about tons of brilliant artists through the ages. When Pitchfork start getting sniffy about a popstar swearing on mainstream telly things are getting a bit sad. Imagine what they'd have written about the Sex Pistols.
when the sex pistols did it, it was pretty daring - if juvenile
surely by 2012 it's just banal - every 5 year old knows all the swears
unless she's trying to make the point that we live in a ridiculously morally dubious world where you can shout hurrah for the summary execution of your political enemies and gloat over prime-time broadcasts of their slaughter but you can't raise a middle finger or show a nipple
but she was just probably after attention
just get really sniffy about the Superbowl or something...
Seems a really odd tone to that article. Maybe his team lost the 'football'?
2. Pitchfork mutters something or other in order to boost site visitor figures so they can keep the advertising revenues up to par.
3. World keeps on turning.
Every now and again I try to relisten to it thinking It can't be as bad as I remember.
And each time I make it about 45 second before realising that it's even worse
one of her best tracks imo.
bar the odd tinny r&b hit.
it's like it's written by someone's gran. Can't be serious, surely.
L U V
Y O U
and not just teens: real little'uns.
It's an aspirational, family-bonding thing for so many youngsters, and I think that's brilliant.
So to be honest MIA doing that is just astonishingly sad. Pitchfork might be a lorryload of dickheads, but honestly I think it's right that people are pissed off about it. OH MAN I'M DISRESPECTING THE WORLD LIVE ON AIR!! SO EDGY!! Grow up.
If you simply everything to nihilism, nothing matters whatsoever then does it?
Your argument is utterly terrible. Cheers
pain-killers kicking my spelling arse today
WHY IS IT ON SO LATE THEN
it's WAY more juvenile to make a big thing of it than it is to actually do it
but JUST THINK OF THE CHILDREN
jesus christ you idot
a man so colossally embarrassing and awful, his own team gave him a backseat role which he has sensibly assumed for years now.
what seems even more weaselly is that he's got amy phillips as the co-writer. just feels like he's covering his back in case anyone or M.I.A. decides to call him out for being sexist.
be conceived as sexist?
perceived, even. although conceived works, oddly
i actually like pitchfork for the most part, but they frequently give a pass and even praise other artists that display juvenile or cloying traits, with the usual "you have to understand this is a character, context, blah blah etc" drake and kanye are good examples.
this is who M.I.A. is, clunky but fun. that side of her has always been apparent and P4K had no issue with it during the first two albums. when she bitchslapped them for being sexist that one time they got ultra defensive about it and it just kinda feels like ryan won't let that go.
but yeah i think she gets a harder time for her 'persona' because she's a woman.
Fwiw, I think the whole 'it's a character' defense of this sort of thing is bull regardless of the sex, drake, kanye et al. But i very much take your point on P4K's hypocrisy
but then again i don't think drake is a character either, yet P4K consistently paint him as one in order to needlessly justify their praise of him.
what about this specific action makes you adore MIA. Genuinely interested here.
And just so I have an edgy-ometer, is it more or less adorable than Eminem dropping E live on stage at Leeds? Just checking.
and pitchfork gets its knickers in a twist?
If the new internet Gatekeepers of "indie" taste are THAT FUCKING DULL it's no wonder most new music right now bores the shit out of me.
MIA should stick to utterly batshit conspiracy theories
are you a PUSSY?
to call someone acting like a dickhead a dickhead
the article is hilarious though!
she's just flipping the bird
literally nobody in the world should take this kind of thing even remotely seriously
take a long hard look at yourself nestor
the idea that it's her responsibility to behave a certain way is daft. If it's anybody's fault - bar the media that have made a 'thing' out of this - it's surely entirely NPR's, as they had an editing system in place that failed, they booked several artists reknowned for saying provocative things, and they sanctioned the performance of a song that they would have known to have at least one swearword in, which is surely against the 'spirit' the of bowl, even in bleeped form.
...at the time, apart from the 'professionally pissed off', did anybody really notice or does anybody really care? I certainly didn't as I was too busy being bored by the whole spectacle.
very unprofessional piece this, really
even when say Billy Corgan is acting at his most insane, Pitchfork tends to report on it with amused detachment, they're good at being snotty, but they're not ones to be sanctimonious. Maybe it's because as mentioned Schreiber wrote this article.
Or maybe OMG PITCHFORK HATES BRITS
being an asshole is forever
M.I.A.'s message to America was simply, "Fuck you."
/in the few bars Madonna was kind enough to grant her during the biggest television event of the year.../
/What's extra annoying.../
/the big game/
/M.I.A. [...] delighted audiences with this outstanding achievement/
especially since Pitchfork seem to consider themselves a 'serious' website
Fuck yeah, that's fucking what we fucking do. Fuck fuck fuck
I feel perfectly free to speak for all 300MM people. Honestly, we barely noticed.
We were hoping for waredrobe malfunctions. Obv.
That was the end of a whole lot more of a post, which obviously included far too many quotation marks.
I can't be bothered to retype it now. It was brilliant. And funny. And thought-provoking. But you'll never know because DiS ate it.
I think there must have been some right wing republican nobjob somewhere that was trying to find something controversial about Tom Petty's Halftime Snoozathon. Ooooh, what could they find... is freefalling about Lucifer perhaps...? Remember Prince's shadow with a guitar looking like he had a HUGE PENIS supposedly?
I dunno, it's a country that seems to thrive on hatred. The finger gesture has been blown up into a 'controversy' but she seemed to get away with the 'I Don't Give a Shit' line, some wonderful double standards there! I felt personally let down that Madge didn't do anything more subversive and crude and had to channel it through/make a scapegoat of someone else.