Positive reception for Twin Shadow’s ‘Confess’ shows the low bar in indie rock - The Washington Post
Twin Shadow’s “Confess” is the kind of album that should be greeted with torches and pitchforks. Instead, it was greeted with a glowing endorsement from Pitchfork.
In a review posted Friday, the taste-making indie-rock site described the album as “illicitly alluring,” championing its creator — Twin Shadow is the stage name of Brooklyn’s George Lewis Jr. — as a “cocky, successful, brutally honest Lothario.” Then they stamped the disc with their “Best New Music” tag, which, for many indie artists trying to rise above the hordes, registers somewhere between a winning Powerball ticket and a fist bump from God.
…this is an acceptable way to start a review now? Reviewing reviews of what you’re reviewing before you review it? Seems a bit too meta for my tastes; this poor Washington Post writer just needs someone to send him a U MAD, BRO? meme and call it a day.
Just because P4K liked an album and you didn’t doesn’t mean there’s a big conspiracy a brewin’ in the music world. Seriously.