QUOTE(Puckforbrains @ Apr 26 2012, 05:07 PM)
Initially you, for even bothering to read reviews on Pitchfork. However, they do exactly what they state the 'hipster bloggers' do when they immediately compare a band to another. You pigeonhole them into being the next 'whatever is hot' band. I'm guilty of it as well. When someone says 'the next Smashing Pumpkins' or the next Zeppelin, you're drawing comparisons.
That said, the way I interpret or translate Pitchfork's review, I think its spot on about a band like the Killers.
To answer your question, about females who still wear cool hairstyles - I believe they are talking about the type of people who sit around the water cooler talking about their tan, hair, how sore they are from working out, the latest gossip from Housewives of NJ/NY/CA, etc. Think shallow people.
That's my take even if it makes less sense.
OK, not sure what that dig is for, but fine. I really thought you were attempting satire with that first post. Even assuming that's all true though, what does that have to do with the music? This is part of my problem with them. They slag off on anything that they deem to be too popular for reasons that are ultimately unrelated to the music itself.
As I said above, I like them because I learn about a lot of interesting music through their publication. I also don't mind high standards and snark. Kusand and I were laughing offline about how they eviscerated the Airborne Toxic Event album. I posted a link a few pages back to their "review" of Jet's latest album, which consisted of a YouTube clip of a monkey peeing in his mouth. At least, however, those are statements on the merits of the music itself, instead of some vague statement of animosity toward the people who happen to like it.