- 3:35 pm - Mon, Jun 20, 2011
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“Sure, I know it’s my personal and subjective problem that I find Joanna Newsom’s Ys the best album of the century and it’s my personal and subjective problem that I get miffed when the most important music journalism publication rates any album more highly than it. But I started…
Re: commentary - I SPECIFICALLY quoted the parts of her post only pertaining to the number of women who have attained perfect scores versus men. I fully understand the way p4k scores work, and I have nothing against them as an organization (unlike most people) but you can’t deny that it is pretty ridiculous that only 2 of 40 groups awarded album of the year have a female songwriting presence. Seriously. And I am not calling the website (whatever that would mean) sexist, and I know a lot of Pitchfork writers and I do not think of any of them as at all sexist, but I still think this is important to note.
i guess the question is—is it pitchfork or musicians or the way musicians are marketed (genres like singer-songwriter versus bands versus alt-country etc etc) and all that. It’s not for lack of women in music…but for the genres pitchfork covers, there may simply be fewer women.
It’s hard for me to take the criticism seriously when the orig poster is soooo in lurv w Joanna Newsom. Or as I call her in my head, Joanna Gruesome.