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.