Maybe we should name-drop musicals in “Pick Of The ‘Fork” more often. Our attempt to match wits with Pitchfork’s stable of reviewers–“Her shameless plugs are frequent enough that you expect her to sample “Who Will Buy?” from Oliver next.”–was seen as a phony by a mere 18% of you, relegating it to last place in our weekly poll of prose. Awesome! We’re going to start working on our Legs Diamond jokes for the coming weeks.
This week’s Pitchfork-sourced sentences, and their accompanying reviews:
“Rather, it’s that their intertexuality and pastiche still seem kind of innocent and imaginative– groping less for cultural capital than sustenance and the movement of bodies.”: Tine, “Cobrinha” (3 1/2 stars from Bret Gladstone, and 31% of the vote)
“Four years ago, this would have been a new love, but, by now, it’s a well-rehearsed, consistent climax.”: Explosions In The Sky, “Welcome, Ghosts” (2 1/2 stars from Grayson Currin, and 26% of the vote)
“The music here ultimately mirrors the film’s setting in the big-sky country just east of the Rockies more than it does the fattening subject of its critique…” Various Artists, Fast Food Nation OST (a 7.5 from Joe Tangari, and 25% of the vote)