ahhh! words cannot express how much I hate pitchfork - I was so glad to see you all commenting with my exact feelings towards them. What a horrible monster they have become! another one of my favorite underestimated geniuses, tim kinsella -has had his so called career literally cursed and ruined by that website - and even worse, all because of a personal thing between tim & pitchfork's CEO - so every review is totally biased against him - horrible journalism, indeed. I'm really glad ariel came out on top in the end and is getting lots of press/love/$$/etc.. he deserves it- but it just proves how fickle mainstream "indie" really is, if they gave before today a horrible review, ariel's career would be stuck in LA. not that he's not good enough to do it on it's own, and I'd like to think his fans are smarter and more discerning, but I think sadly lots of his fans have come from pitchfork.
I really hate that site