Monday, March 9, 2009

Apple Funding? How Much Did They Give You Pitchfork?

I'll be the first to admit that I like the new site design of Pitchfork; it is cleaner, more accessible and the album reviews are nicely organized. However, to overlook the disgusting obtrusiveness of the Apple ad that envelopes your screen upon first view, would be unprofessional. As if Apple doesn't have enough ad space, they now need to begin their quest to conquer indie-bloggers (I don't think that Pitchfork falls into that category anymore though.) Now, if Apple came to us with an "offer we couldn't refuse," would we take it? You're damn right. But, sometimes its easier to just poke fun. Also, they finally skimped for the user-friendly URL address of Pitchfork.com rather than Pitchforkmedia. OK enough.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck. Welcome to the corporate world Pitchfork. Whoops, where'd that credibility go?

Ryan Irilli said...

Seriously! how disrespectful to put such an ostentatious ad on your website. This is just the straw that broke the camels back though, they've been losing their credibility ever since they started hating every artist except their darling Animal Collective!