On this week’s episode of I Said, Yeah! we will be tackling our first themed show. Now, if you’ve been listening to ISY! at all, you’ve likely heard us complain about Pitchfork one time or another. Well, we thought we would take our complaints and mold them into an entire show.
All the picks this week will be from albums that Pitchfork hated but we loved. Judging from the picks I know about so far, it’s going to be a really awesome show. Plus, who doesn’t like to hear two guys bitch about music reviews to each other?
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To show how serious we are, just look at the graphic I made on Photoshop in about two minutes. Yeah…we mean business.
Here are a couple of the most hilariously awesome music reviews the I Said, Yeah! team has sifted through over the years. First up, Allmusic.com’s review of Billy Joel and Jon Small’s experimental album ‘Attila.’ Here are the opening lines:
“Many critics, fans, and college students have spent hours debating the serious question of what the worst album in the history of rock actually is. One listen to Attila would provide them with a definitive answer.”
Next up: Pitchfork’s groveling, mind-numbing review of Radiohead’s Kid A. It reads more like a teenager’s drug-induced livejournal post than a music review:
“The butterscotch lamps along the walls of the tight city square bled upward into the cobalt sky, which seemed as strikingly artificial and perfect as a wizard’s cap. The staccato piano chords ascended repeatedly. “Black eyed angels swam at me,” Yorke sang like his dying words. “There was nothing to fear, nothing to hide.” The trained critical part of me marked the similarity to Coltrane’s “Ole.” The human part of me wept in awe.”
Please add your own in the comments.