Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Up until yesterday, I assumed reissuing The Beatles albums wouldn't be an especially thrilling experience, but this all changed last night.. and surprisingly what ended up catching my attention the most was Pitchfork themselves, the very website I criticized 2 weeks ago for their less-than-outstanding take on music videos released during the past decade. This actually makes sense, however, since Pitchfork normally does a great job of discussing music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's.

Their reviews of The Beatles reissues are probably the most quality music writing I've ever read on their website, and I will proudly link to the first of their series here..

Pitchfork: Album Reviews: The Beatles: Please Please Me

Starting from there and working through all the album reviews one by one is an experience in itself. On a message board post, I read someone refer to Pitchfork's take on The Beatles' albums as the start of a "new generation" getting their chance at approaching this music in a way that people like myself can understand a lot better, without attempts to attract baby-boomers with elements of 60's nostalgia, such as that normally found within Rolling Stone (who at this point, rarely have anything new to say about ANY music, let alone on the pages of yet another issue of their magazine with a picture of The Beatles thrown on the cover for probably the 40th time in 40 years).

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