Pick Of The ‘Fork: Your Wordsmiths Revealed

Apr 20th, 2007 // 1 Comment

pitchfork.jpgYeesh, that was close! Our “tripped-out triptych” line was the fake this week, and 27.9 percent of you guessed it–just enough to keep us from losing. Here’s how the rest of them shook out:

“Over 40 minutes, despite generally clear transitions from pattern to pattern, the sonic range of choral parts is relatively small, and the actual harmonies being sung can be distractingly same-y– which makes sense when you consider they were borne out of a single chord that was merely pitched up or down.” Boredoms, Super Roots 9 (a 6.9 from Dominique Leone, and 17.1% of the vote)

“If he would address the political through this personal lens, exploring his own complicity in the military-industrial complex he currently lambastes from a false outside perspective, he might arrive at commentary that’s more about insight and confrontation than moral flattery.” Bright Eyes, Cassadaga (a 6.0 from Brian Howe, and 17.9% of the vote)

“Other people’s dreams can be beautifully told, as in Michel Gondry films or Cocteau Twins LPs, but most of the time they’re just boring: Some dude tells me he had a nightmare about his boss turning into a mule-hung Valkyrie (TMI, bro), and I’m all, yeah, let me tell you about the dream I had snorting sea monkeys with Billy Corgan.” CoCoRosie, The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn (a 2.3 from Marc Hogan, and 37.1% of the vote)



  1. Reidicus

    I’m happy Brian Howe makes this feature routinely. That dense, thoughtful verbosity is why we keep hiring him. He’s also a hell of a poet.

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