Archive for the ‘Gay music critic in-reference’ Category

This is what happens when you let people with names like “Hermione Hoby” write newspaper articles

February 27, 2011 30 comments

For those of us who’ve spent any time remotely close to the real world, being told to go and produce 1,500 words on The Strokes in 2011 is a bit like being asked to provide a form sheet for Al Gore’s chance of becoming the next president, or writing up a piece on why Ashley Judd is Hollywood’s next golden girl. Thankfully Guardian journalists have never encountered the real world. Read more…


Your 2011 XXL Freshmen issue cover

February 21, 2011 1 comment

Oh wow yeah, these guys were all certainly in exactly the same room when this photo was taken. Read more…

Pitchfork review of new MIA album: “it’s shit”

Beef update

June 22, 2010 3 comments

While bored-ass rap bloggers and habitual “first” posters with absolutely nothing better to do/contribute to to society (delete as applicable) work themselves up into apoplexy by this frankly feeble piece of concern trolling from Potholes In My Blog, ILB keeps it more local like Londis. Read more…

No country for vapid men

March 15, 2010 1 comment

I can’t lie to you: I would love it if ILB returned to full-scale positing with positivity in its heels. My Gamblers Anonymous pamphlet even tells me to put aside 30 minutes a day to reflect on “being more positive”. I should really be hitting you off with some enlightened music debate, unearthing the stars of tomorrow, passing comment on the classics of yesteryear, putting them all in some sort of critical context. But, no, this is still a place where I just go “Jesus Christ look at this shitty hack”. And reaching his 2000 wordcount before going “fuck it, that’ll do, invoice enc” today is Simmy Richman. Read more…

Which rap blogger wants to have sex with a 10-year-old girl?

February 21, 2010 10 comments

So anyway, in between its usual award-winning mix of K’Naan MP3s and Jewish self-loathing, Hip Hop Is Read recently contained this little post. The “HHH” in question refers to “hot Hebrew honey”, rather than pro-wrestling’s favourite Lemmy fanboy. Read more…

Matt Wendus loses stare-out contest with the void

January 4, 2010 3 comments

As all the cool kids say these days, “hat tip” to ILx poster and scribe for a bunch of websites and magazines we don’t read, DJ Mencap, for alerting us to Ripfork. The name may sound like the third-ever piece of shareware you grabbed from back in 1999, but in fact it’s basically much-missed zingblog The Shins Will Change Your Life, except for 2010. And like absolutely everything else related to music, it’s a lot shittier in 2010 than it was in 2007. Read more…