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 Scott Creney

Considering Pitchfork’s 200 Best 80’s Songs

Considering Pitchfork’s 200 Best 80’s Songs

By Scott Creney Ask anyone who’s ever worked for a literary magazine, democracy is a shitty way to evaluate art. The polarizing stuff rarely makes it through. Instead you end up with a bunch of B-plus material—competent, workmanlike. Or in the case of this week’s Pitchfork Top 200 Singles of the 80’s, you end up […]

 Scott Creney

Best Coast – The Only Place (Mexican Summer)

I wasn’t expecting much from the new Best Coast album, but god this is fucking awful.

 Scott Creney

THE ALTERNATE REVIEW: The Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions (Capitol)

The Smile Sessions is a candle made out of wax collected from the melted wings of Icarus

 Ben Pratt

Tyler, The Creator – The Devil in a White Tee

This is exactly the reason why the world needs Tyler and Odd Future. Shit can’t keep rolling like this.

 Wallace Wylie

Birth of an Abomination – Beck and the Ironic Persona

Birth of an Abomination – Beck and the Ironic Persona

Beck clones were everywhere and in their wake they rendered passionate feeling an embarrassing personality trait.