wait you guys are serious? I don't think I could name a critic who annoys me more than that dude.
What exactly annoys you about him? I find him to be a very pleasant, all around awesome dude. But different strokes for different folks I guess...
I was going to chalk it up to the fact that video reviews of indie music always sound ridiculous (which they do) but listening to the one you posted I was reminded that he just sounds like a horribly smarmy hipster. In the 2 minutes I made it through he made a bunch of stupid chillwave jokes and managed to throw in "the cake is a lie."
I really don't like him anyway but doing video reviews of anything slightly pretentious is a dangerous territory to venture into. It's tough to pull off and most of the time I think you end up looking like a dweeb. For awhile abc news was running pitchfork reviews every once in a while and those were unbearable as well
Smarmy is likely the last word I would use to describe him. Also I hate the word hipster, I just don't get it, it has definitely turned into one of those utterly misused blanket terms used to describe people, think 'Emo' of the early 2000's. He doesn't dress like a hipster ( does he?), or talk like a hipster, at least in my mind. The only thing I would consider hipster is the indie-ness of his music choices. I also don't understand not like a video review....haha I guess I will have to just agree to disagree, with pretty much everything you just posted.