Ah, the Onion:
Schreiber’s semi-favorable review, which begins in earnest after a six-paragraph preamble comprising a long list of baroquely rendered, seemingly unrelated anecdotes peppered with obscure references, summarizes music as a “solid but uninspired effort.”
“Coming in at an exhausting 7,000 years long, music is weighed down by a few too many mid- tempo tunes, most notably ‘Liebesträume No. 3 in A flat’ by Franz Liszt and ‘Closing Time’ by ’90s alt-rock group Semisonic,” Schreiber wrote. “In the end, though music can be brilliant at times, the whole medium comes off as derivative of Pavement.”
And, because by law we have to post this classic at least once per year: 37 Record-Store Clerks Feared Dead In Yo La Tengo Concert Disaster.
2 thoughts on “Onion: Pitchfork Gives Music 6.8”
Thanks – that’s the best Onion music story since, er, the 37 record store clerks. Which my small group and I also forward to each other, though maybe every other year.
“”If it can stick to what it does well, namely the song ‘Peg’ by Steely Dan…”
Bwah ha ha…