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it's like the jekyll and hyde of music journalism. Half of it is excellent, considered, sober, Wire-esque writing on pop and experimental music and the surrounding context, and the other half is kinda 6th form blog post shit. I don't get it.
this is another one i read recently that seemed strangely substandard.
It's this guy, isn't it?
people using the word "meh" in print, especially as an adjective. So this review made me want to punch my monitor in rage. Disappointing lapse from a great website.
and I also hate the word meh. It's especially disappointing because it's the bands most confessional and heartfelt album. It's harmless enough smiths aping lo-fi indie with an unabashed pop sheen. Everyone used to love Pains don't know where all the dismissiveness suddenly came from on just their third album.
just the writing style is cringeworthy. I love a well-written hatchet job but this ain't it.
This guy genuinely thinks he invented "it's worse than bad, it's just dull!"
Have you read the whole thing? I like dull. It's not dull. It's meh. Meh!
Kip is among that bunch of contemehporary Amehrican tweesters who revere the indie heroes of Mehrry Olde England, from Mehrrissey to Meh Bloody Valentine
militating for music you like
That paragraph sabotaged any metanarrative you'd been trying to establish
Can't have your cake and fuck it too
but it does communicate its message pretty well
and came to the conclusion that TQ are now taking 6th form apprentices
but then again there's little reason any POBPAH fan should be interested in what the Quietus think about their new record
trying to be clever but failed miserably!
and considered, the sort of website your uni lecturer might have written an article or review for or something, and Drowned In Sound as more the sort of site that an 18 year old might write some reviews for just for fun, but they seem to have swapped places lately.
sometimes I'm considered, sometimes I'm sillier. Meh.
I have my moments (mehments?)
Probably shouldn't dismiss a writer based on some 'sillier' articles/reviews. The more 'considered' articles/reviews I have read came across as being more likable.
especially now the sod is clearly reading the thread.
YOUR REVIEW IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD
(not read it.)
and desperate to get as much ad revenue as possible right now?
(not a dig)
johneggfish seems like a decent enough sort based on his music taste
I would imagine the point of the review was more him amusing himself by writing the word 'meh' a lot rather than any particular hatred of the band or because he'd got some briefing to 'send it viral' (which I don't really think it has done).
I mean, everyone picked up on that Coldplay review, but they always have stuff like that, there are shedloads of Mr Agreeable articles on there.
is their blatant editorial bias towards certain London promoters and/or festivals who they're pals with. i understand it's necessary, but it always feels grubby to read blanket unrelentingly cheery coverage of certain bands or festival headliners that their mates manage or are in charge of.
DiS don't seem to do this anywhere near as much- obviously they have favourites, but don't seem to have vested interests in them.