dude at a party: hell yeah gonna put on some kanye
dude at a party: *plays gold digger*
Pokemon - Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald - Complete Soundtrack
bugs me how publications like complex will profile interesting artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then shit on their records? it happens to me all the time- pitchfork and that ilk being like “can we interview you?” after totally taking the piss out of me in a review. have a stance on an artist and stick to it. don’t act like you respect them then throw them under the bus.
hahaha yes — i agree with this
these publications are not monoliths. they are staffed and edited and written and produced by several human individuals, each possessing their own ideas and opinions. you might have met some of these people when they were writing an article about you but you probably did not meet all of them. in fact many of these people have never even met one another, let alone the decision makers who plan and negotiate the cover stories from the top of the publishing pyramid (and rarely to never write a fucking word themselves).
suggesting that a magazine’s staff - let alone the freelancer who is not on the masthead but is increasingly responsible for producing this type of content in exchange for peanuts and pennies and open bar press passes - owes you a positive record review simply because you and your publicist were kind enough to grant their employers a mutually beneficial interview is tantamount to promoting corporate censorship in arts criticism. i would expect better thoughts about creativity from forward thinking young creatives like the one grimes and the other lorde.
(also that iggy azalea complex cover is from eight months ago - which means they set it up at least ten months ago - and the record review came out five days ago. is there a statute of limitations here or should a single cover shoot grant you an entire lifetime of fluffy pillow warm hug record reviews?)