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Torquil Campbell of Stars, in today's AVClub, regarding Pitchfork:

"God bless Animal Collective, but they really have, in their own strange way, made indie rock a much more conservative place than it should be. If you can create intellectual distance from your work, then critics will feel clever for getting it and give you good marks; if you create music that fucked-up 13-year-old girls might enjoy, then critics will feel like you're trying too hard and not give you good marks. The Pitchfork phenomenon in particular is bizarre because it seems to have altered the fundamental way in which people get into music. I really do think that people should probably lose their virginity before they start writing reviews for Pitchfork. You should keep things in order in your life before you become an eminence grise - you should do some drugs and fall in love, and then start judging people. Because then you'd actually know something about life, as opposed to just being afraid of it and, you know, thinking Menomena are important." (Emphasis added.)

I like Stars, I really do, and I can appreciate what they're saying about Pitchfork, but what the hell is wrong with liking Menomena?
man, Torq and his crazy anti-Pitchfork crusade... he's been sucking on some serious sour grapes. after the pitchfork review of the new Stars album came out, he wrote this screaming-tantrum rant about it on the band's myspace blog. a few days later, it was deleted and replaced with (i shit you not) just the word "PSYCHE!" luckily, i blogged about it elsewhere and saved some of the choicest quotes!

"i thought since every undergraduate geek living in a state of imposed virginity (i.e. Ryan Numballs) is allowed to effect the the critical discourse in this hellish age we call "now", i too would get in on the moronic inferno and have a bit of a go at blogging myself."

Torq makes it clear at the beginning that he's going to "try to be trite, smarmy and reductive, dismissive, self congratulatory and smug, ill informed, ignorant and overly simplistic. These characteristics seem compulsory in the blogging world and, like all my fellow internet critics, i just want to be part of the club!" And he succeeds, but to what end? I guess maybe I'm not sure of the point he's making.
Judging solely from this interview, and his myspace blog, and some of his actual music, I'm starting to think this guy's a bit of an asshole.