Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pitchfork...What's the Deal?

So a week ago, Pitchfork reviewed The Very Best, an effort by Radioclit and Esau Mwamwaya, and gave it an 8.6. You can find that review here. Let's get one thing straight: this is one of those times when Pitchfork gets over zealous and gives something they think is way too unknown a great score so they can keep up their hipster vibe, because this is not an 8.6 performance. The entire album can be downloaded for free here, but unless you want to clutter your hard drive with turd tomotoes, you should avoid it like the bubonic plague. On the record you can find remixes of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" and "Boyz", both worse than the originals and given that African vibe feeling, as well as a couple other songs that sound incredibly similar to each other. It's mind-boggling that they have the audacity to give this such a high score, and give amazing albums lower scores (anyone remember the review for Z?). After listening to this thing all the way through, or at least trying, I have to wonder what would possess them to even waste their time with it. Anyway, I felt I needed to post this just to give a giant wag-of-the-finger to Pitchfork. 'Cause they'll probably read this, right? Try to enjoy a remix of the "True Romance" theme (?) and a remix of Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, brought to you in stunning African Vision!

The Very Best- Chikondi
, which I assume is African for "Our Album is Shit Salad!"

The Very Best- Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa


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