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Why would there be any surprises? And why would you want any? Pitchfork is what Pitchfork is. There’s a sliding scale: if it has anything to do with an ex journalist then it gets 2.0 (Airborne Toxic Event), if its great but swings towards country towards too much it gets marked a 6 (Lambchop) and if it has anything to do with Kanye West remotely, or Pavement, remotely, then it gets a straight 10.
For what it’s worth, the Grizzly Bear album is the only record in that list I’d give the time of day to. It’s fabulous.
Thought it was the same song 11 times, personally.
Pitchfork…. anything to do with Kanye West or Pavement = 10/10, anything involving Lambchop =6/10, anything involving Airbourne Toxic = 2/10.
Everything that insufferably pretentious website does falls precisely into that spectru,