Pitchfork’s Marc Hogan tweaked the noses of the blogosphere this morning when he gave Robbers and Cowards, by the elbo.ws-adored Cold War Kids, a 5.0. The pile-on continued on Pitchfork’s homepage, where the review was teased by the taunt to your right. As one might expect, this sent people straight to their keyboards, with one irate reader going so far as to put up a fake Marc Hogan blog. (At least, we think it’s fake.) While we investigate the man behind the Blogspot, you can sample the loud cries of “NOOOOOO!!” that went up in other corners of the music blogosphere.
- “whoever’s running that show now is surely misguided, foolish and well, let’s be honest, entirely predictable.” [The Music Slut]
- “The last straw for me was his comparing a line from a song to a George W. Bush quote about accepting Christ as your savior.” [Sound On The Sound]
- “Unfortunately, eight paragraphs of comedy gold does not make up for shit taste in music.” [Web Vomit]
- “A more effective technique might have been to film a video in which the actual CD was used to bludgeon effigies of Dodge and GvB.” [blogsarefordogs.com]
- “How many times does Pitchfork mention bloggers in reviews of buzz bands they love?” [I Guess I'm Floating]