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25 Nov 2009 11:43


Music: It’s Pitchfork reviewing Animal Collective. You know the score.

  • 8.9 for their new EP, “Fall Be Kind”; they’re on a roll source

02 Oct 2009 10:38


Music: Here’s the average score of Pitchfork’s top 20 albums of the 2000s

  • 9.2 the average score of the top 20 albums of the decade; two albums (including the top one, Radiohead’s “Kid A,” and Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”) scored perfect tens, and most albums were above 9.0
  • two hip-hop albums – Outkast’s “Stankonia” and Ghostface Killah’s “Supreme Clientele,” weren’t reviewed (we averaged those); Daft Punk’s “Discovery” was lowest-rated at 6.4 – it’s in third place source

01 Aug 2009 11:49


Sports: Golfer John Daly is freaking out, doesn’t think he has it anymore

  • The last two weeks have been
    the first time in my career I didn’t think I could win. I don’t have
    the feel I used to have. I don’t have the confidence. I just don’t have it.
  • John Daly • Describing his frustration with golfing after getting an 88 at the 2009 Buick Open this week. “I tried my [tail] off and shot 88,” he said. “I’ve thrown in the towel and shot 82 when I quit. But I didn’t quit this time. It was a weird feeling.” Daly is described to be out of sorts by his swing coach, who says he hasn’t slept and is barely eating after getting lap-band surgery four months ago. Daly has lost 80 pounds due to the surgery, which has taken away some of his ability to hit the ball. • source

28 Apr 2009 12:19


Sports: The Nuggets made the Hornets cry, they beat them so bad

  • 58 points separated Denver from Nola in last night’s playoff win source

19 Mar 2009 21:36


Sports: No. 16 Radford should’ve stayed home instead of taking on No. 1 UNC

  • 101-58 proof UNC’s players are really cyborgs source

05 Mar 2009 09:57


Culture, Music: Robotic redux: Daft Punk to score “Tron 2.0”?

  • Whoever came up with this idea is a genius. Back in 1982, there was this Disney movie called “Tron,” a cult film unlike most of the stuff Disney releases, featuring high-tech (for the time) animation and visual style. It had a soundtrack by early electronic composer Wendy Carlos – a Moog master that was perfect for the job. For “Tron 2.0,” out in 2011, it appears that Disney is going that route again, giving French electro innovators Daft Punk the chance to make a complete score. We can’t wait. source

23 Jan 2009 11:00


Offbeat, Sports: A 100-0 loss in girls’ basketball? Pssh, we really won!

  • My girls never quit. They played as hard as they could to the very end. They played with all their hearts at 70-nothing, 80-nothing and 100-nothing.
  • Jeremy Civello • Dallas Academy athletic director, on a 100-0 high school girls’ basketball loss that he’s way too freakin’ optimistic about. The Texas school, which deals with students with a variety of learning problems, pulled the team from the league shortly thereafter, and the opposing team calls the score an embarrassment – on their part. • source

05 Jan 2009 05:15


Music: Why Pitchfork gave Animal Collective a glowing review

  • Everything that’s defined the band to this point – all those strands winding through their hugely diverse catalog – is refined and amplified here.
  • Mark Richardson • Who could be conservatively referred to as “gushing” about Merriweather Post Pavilion. He refers to it as their “pop” album. • source

05 Jan 2009 05:13


Music: “Merriweather Post Pavilion” album of the year? Well, that was fast.

  • 9.6 Pitchfork’s rating of the new Animal Collective record source