Is Pitchfork's review of the new Black Keys especially awful, or are all of their reviews such rambling stews of word vomit? I typically view their number grade and skip the actual reviews, so I can't really gauge this one. I've heard you guys mention this before though so I'm thinking it's the belt sander.
No that's a fairly typical review for them. I have a hard time getting upset about it though cause what are you really going to say about the black keys? They've just been refining the same album for the better part of a decade, no one really needs to be told what it sounds like.
The Childish Gambino review from today is absolutely stellar though. Sums up all my thoughts on that album very succinctly
I really don't think that's the case. His persona is complete gibberish and they called him on it
Fair point. But I could have sent them an album with me just having reverby sounds with cool 80's drums and a cool name from a totally cool part of the world with a totally mysterious persona would have gotten at least a 6.2