That New Peppa Pig Album Got the Streets Talkin
July 31, 2021 2:16 PM   Subscribe

See, Pitchfork can be nice about albums sometimes!
posted by hippybear at 2:45 PM on July 31 [2 favorites]

With a 6.5? Not hardly.
posted by ardgedee at 2:46 PM on July 31 [1 favorite]

If her abundantly successful new record signals one thing, it is this: Peppa is some pig.

I fully expect Charlotte to tweet that Peppa's nothing more than an upstart plagiarist.
posted by chavenet at 3:01 PM on July 31 [5 favorites]

Pitchfork hands out 6.5-ish scores to a lot of albums with otherwise kind reviews, so I'd just call it Pitchfork using the whole scale rather than backhanding with faint praise.

Plus, who buys or listens to albums only because it got rated above an 8 somewhere?
posted by chrominance at 3:02 PM on July 31

Iggy and Peppa had a Twitter feud?
posted by geoff. at 3:42 PM on July 31

Plus, who buys or listens to albums only because it got rated above an 8 somewhere?

Well, not /buy/ but... Usually when I'm sick of everything in my current rotation I'll just go to my old haunts and run systematically through best-of lists. This means I at least give a listen to most things which make it on to pitchfork's best new albums list, which is (i think) most albums which score above an 8. (reminds me that i still haven't gotten around to that fourth ice age album yet.)

You can tell I am irrelevant because a) I still consider the album as a useful unit of music, and b) I still look at pitchfork reviews.
posted by kaibutsu at 4:16 PM on July 31 [5 favorites]

I'm even more irrelevant because I still look toward albums as an artist release, but I basically never look at Pitchfork unless it's linked on Metafilter.
posted by hippybear at 4:22 PM on July 31

Haven't trusted Pitchfork since they savaged the Bobby Birdman masterpiece, Born Free Forever, eighteen years ago.
posted by dobbs at 5:40 PM on July 31 [3 favorites]

Is there an archive somewhere of all the awful reviews which Pitchfork later determined were too embarrassing to leave up and scrubbed from their site?
posted by whir at 6:44 PM on July 31

For those unfamiliar with Peppa Pig, here is an episode guest starring Brian Blessed.
posted by Kiwi at 12:26 AM on August 1 [3 favorites]

6.5 is pretty high for Pitchfork, FYI.
posted by yueliang at 1:44 AM on August 1

I wonder if that's the only recording of Blessed doing a Tarzan yell, Kiwi. It was pretty good!
posted by emjaybee at 11:58 PM on August 1

Blessed actually stepped in to provide the Tarzan yells for the Disney animated movie, despite playing a different character, as Tony Goldwyn was struggling with it.
posted by tomcooke at 4:57 AM on August 2 [1 favorite]

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