At one point, Pitchfork, the music website, prided itself on introducing readers to new, interesting music. It was a gatekeeper, critiquing and analyzing songs for a discerning audience. But at some point, its mission statement must have changed.
This week, it has a review of Ariana Grande's new album, Yours Truly, on its website's front page. We don't like to bag on our own. It's wonderful that a Boca native like the young Miss Grande has found success on television and with appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, but it is upsetting to see Pitchfork profiling her brand of radio-ready pop.
We're not sure what Pitchfork regulars like to read about these days; is it an album by a Nickelodeon star who relies heavily on Autotune?More »