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Kanye, Pitchfork and the Hipster Runoff

24 Nov

Hipster Runoff is a popular indie music blog that blogs about popular indie music.

So, the other day, Hipster Runoff writes this blog post about Kanye West’s new album, still don’t know what it’s called, getting a rating of 10 out of 10 or something from the popular indie music reviews website Pitchfork.com.

So Hipster Runoff’s chief blogger Carles wonders if we have found the ‘perfect album’ or something if Pitchfork gave it a 10.

But then Carles wonders if there is some conspiracy behind this whole thing because Pitchfork never gives 10s and so it must be that Pitchfork is trying to reach out to the Hip Hop audience or something.

Do yall know if the Pitchfork reviewer even listened to the album? Seems to me that from the quotes on Hipster Runoff he only talks about the ‘phenomenon’ that is Kanye West.

Then the next day Carles is all commenting about Pitchfork reviewing Rihanna and some other black girl’s albums. Carles is calling it “The Negrofication of Pitchfork and the Death of White Man’s Indie Music”. Seems pretty important/relevant/sensationalist to me.

Now, it seems to me that Carles has got a point. If, as he says, Pitchfork didn’t used to review black people’s music then maybe they are trying to hook onto some new scene or something and change the game. Hell, maybe they are trying to change people’s ideas of what ‘indie music’ even is.

Do yall know if Carles has ever read the Pitchfork website?

Do yall know if Carles even listens to the music?

Do yall think Carles is getting ‘loco’ to question Pitchfork’s reviews? Seems to me that Pitchfork is supposed to be some kind of authority or something.

YOWICS xoxoxox

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