I still find it amazing that artists like Jens Lekman, The Knife and Jose Gonzalez top the charts over yonder. And for the 'fork haters: as a person in the industry, if a Pitchfork review can sell 30k more copies of a burgeoning bands records, then I'm all for it. All the Pitchfork news is swiped from the blog scene anyway. That's where all the hype starts for those in the know. Look at Beirut. Good, but definitely not the next NMH. I think it's more like this: Blog: "I saw this band live, they're one of my favorites now." Pitchfork: "This band kicks fucking ass. 9.11873. Now after we've covered it, all the bloggers are starting to hype it." Blog: "Wow this new band I just saw today, was awesome."