Cracked magazine’s new blog–never thought we’d be throwing those words together–has come up with the inevitable Pitchfork Media Drinking Game:
- If the reviewer begins the review you’re reading with a story that has essentially nothing to do with the record he or she is reviewing, take a drink.
- If the review starts with a question about whether the band in question can ever acheive popular success or implies that they’ve abandoned their fan base by acheiving popular success, take a drink.
- For every instance of the phrases “looms large,” “return to form,” “eponymous effort,” and “crucial record,” take a drink.
Alas, they forgot a few examples, such as “For every instance in which a mass-mailed press release is recycled as ‘News,’ take a drink” and “Every time you think they’re just plain making shit up, take a drink,” though we think both of those would have completely you blotto by noon.
The Pitchfork Media Drinking Game [MW Blog]