But since her blog had nada to do with Pitchfork... Yeah, I already said that I mistakenly thought you were tying the two together between your consecutive posts. I guess this is where we disagree. Nevermind that the easy listening side of indie goes back further than the last several years (twee?), I don't think that this easy listening indie is really the dominant mode of indie, but that she is just projecting her listening history onto this non-genre of indie rock. I think you have my view on music backwards. I really don't buy into good and bad music, as long as it's not overly trite, only what I can and can't relate to. I'm aware that that is a cliche claim, but I really do make every effort to understand an artist's work on its own terms. And if nothing else, I'll listen to music for the sake of listening to it, like a glutton eats food. But as for Pitchfork, I see it its relation to current popular music what a sore throat is to a cold. It may not define the disease, but it's a major symptom. Enough so that I can confidently claim that of all people who would make a top 10 list of albums of last year, that a good majority of those albums would be on Pitchfork's list. Pitchfork is very in tune with what's going on in current music, regardless of whether you like their articles or their readership, and I really don't know how you would deny this.