With its authoritative numerical scores, definitive-sounding Best New Music designation and reliable daily volume of reviews, online magazine Pitchfork has positioned itself as a trusted arbiter of what music matters for a certain generation of readers. Its end-of-year and end-of-decade lists are reliable sources for finding great music, and, while the site has gained a reputation for elitism in some circles, it’s ultimately pretty good at pushing the things worth paying attention to to the forefront of discussion.
Calling out Pitchfork, love it
Such a great story about the legacy of one of the great hip-hop producers
When record store owner Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection out of an abandoned storage unit, he has no idea what he’s stumbled across. He later finds out it belongs to none other than legendary beatmaker J Dilla and includes a treasure trove of unreleased beat tapes. Hear the story from NPR’s Snap Judgment
Looks good or cheesey? I reckon good
If you’re feeling a bit worn out by all the superheroes, guns and explosions that Hollywood has been bombarding us with for the last two+ months, I’d highly recommend checking out The Way, Way Back. It’s got laughs, tears, a warm heart and a great cast. In other words, it’s got pretty much everything that all those other movies at your local movie theater don’t.