when did all the skinny jeaned, fedora clad 20 somethings of the world decide to get together and completely fucking neuter music?
'It’s like a whole movement of eunuchs out there walking around with synths and tambourines'
Are blogs killing music? Should we nuke the Internet? This dude seems to think so:
Blogs have created a structure in which the handful of kids writing for the elite establishment like Pitchfork or Stereogum choose whatever unoriginal crap they like that week and all the little blogs fall in line. They are all so busy jumping on each other’s bandwagons, nobody has bothered to notice their wagon train has been driving in a circle for roughly a decade now.
I say fuck the blogs. Stop reading them (except for this one). Lets go back to doing what we used to do. Hanging out at record stores, going to shows, talking to actual people about what they’re listening to. And stop buying singles from bands who put more energy into their hair cuts than they put into their songwriting, for fuck’s sake. (I’m looking at you fun.)