During the first two weeks of Pick of the ‘Fork, large chunks of you managed to pick out the sentence we’d dropped in as a decoy, inspiring something of an internal crisis. Would we ever be able to close the deal? To mix metaphors and name-drops with tastemaking élan?
Well, after this week, our spirits are higher. Because, you see, the sentence that almost 35% of you picked as this week’s fake–“With all due respect to Josh Homme, meet the true Eagles of death mettle.” – was not our decoy (despite some cluck-clucking in the comments) ; it was actually from Stuart Berman’s 7.2 review of Akron/Family’s Meek Warrior. Our decoy sentence (“They try on their influences like an insecure teen samples ‘looks’ the week before starting a new school.”) actually came in third place, garnering about 20% of the vote.
The other two sentences, and their tallies:
“[The album] compartmentalizes its touchstones with the organization of a spice rack.” The Black Neon, Arts and Crafts (6.2 from Adam Moerder, and 28% of ballots cast)
“You know, maybe having a planet doesn’t suck. There’s David Brooks, yes, but at least there are songs.” Bowerbirds, “In Our Talons” (four stars from Marc Hogan, and 17% of the vote)
See you next week!