Man, It’s really too bad that some folks could misconstrue “…reading more and more like pitchfork takes…” for a “…red flag douche bag who will protect the sanctity of his true jammy-ness to any end, even if that means selling out the one ‘music publication’ that is intrinsically tied to his hip lifestyle…”
No, my beef wasn’t with ‘super groups’ (how is Gorillaz a super group anyway??), or with comment sections (and pitchfork doesn’t have a comments section, which clearly feeds into why you wouldn’t understand my comment). The thing is, pitchfork is well known for its wit, clever references, ability to link intra-pitchfork-edly for a fully immersive entertainment experience. I was only commenting on Jambase’s penchant as of late to commit itself fully to the unhinged reproduction of pitchforkesque writing. I don’t blame them, as people involved with the writing on a regular basis are usually likely to smell their own s**t after awhile and assimilate the superior.
Although I certainly identify with and appreciate more of the bands I’m likely to find on jambase, I also realize that the writing is generally bordering on something between my high school newspaper and the back of a bag of dog food. I don’t need someone to gush at length over every show or album that it reviews. I want truth! Not to mention that they are generally at least a few days behind on anything of interest. It’s been a shame to watch jambase slowly unravel these last few years into a sea of its own mediocrity. What was once a proud source of jam music info has turned into a beacon for the same douche bags that can find nothing better to do than flame each other over one band or the other… usually both of which are excellent acts. This publication needs to really be careful where it treads, lest it fall into line with the ranks of ideologies espoused by the proud folks at superfly and Lakai2788.
For what its worth, the Gorillaz have been and continue to be one of my favorite bands of the last ten years. Even the long forgotten gems, the roots of the Gorillaz genesis, Deltron 3030 and Blur’s ‘Think Tank,’ have more merit than most of the stuff that gets churned around here. And so the question naturally becomes, why does this guy even come to this place anymore…? To be honest with you, after tonight Im just not really too sure anymore, enjoy your super groups or whatever man.