QUOTE(Mike B. @ Sep 20 2011, 06:40 PM)
I try not to let critical reviews color my reactions to music, but something was really bugging me about the latest Airborne Toxic Event album when I had it playing today, so I read some of the reviews of the last album. Needless to say, Pitchfork was not a fan, and they wrote a hilariously scathing review.
I enjoy reading Pitchfork, but obviously don't agree with everything they write.
That being said, when they tear up a record it is often hysterical. Their ones of Jet's two albums are just classic:
For "Get Born"
"We have a couple songs that sound like the Stones."http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/4338-get-born/
"Perfect! Everybody loves the Stones. Just get out there and do them. Maybe throw in a song called 'Get What You Need', which theoretically would sport a pilfered Kinks' guitar riff from 'All Day and All of the Night' and a bassline kidnapped from The Temptations' 'Get Ready'. If there's one thing Americans love, it is Rock-Motown. Just go give them some Stones, which they love, then a little honky-tonk piano because that's awesome, then close with some Rock-Motown."
"Oh my god, this is terrible. Jet! Come here. Stop playing. Listen, you guys are not going over at all. I can count the people out there on one fist. You better bail out quick."
"Dude, I don't understand. We sound like everyone's favorite old rock bands, we have insipid lyrics, we say 'Come On!' and 'Oh Yeah!' every five seconds, we have no discernable identity, and we're from Australia. What could people possibly dislike about us?"
"No idea, brah. Listen, why don't you do one more song, like about how DJs aren't actually musicians and you don't get how they pull tail."
"Oh, you mean 'Rollover DJ'? The one that goes, 'You've been playing other people's songs all night,' right?"
"Yes, that is exactly the song I'm talking about."
For Shine on from Wikipedia
Critical reaction to the album was mixed; British music magazine NME, for instance, called the record "another joyfully old-fashioned rock'n'roll album immersed in the classics," while the American review site Pitchfork Media posted a review containing only a video clip of a chimpanzee urinating into its own mouth.