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Old 06-23-2004, 07:35 AM
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Default Re: Retracted portion of Pitchfork's "To the 5 Boroughs" review

Pitchfork put the review back up again (without the Steve Martin 'Defamation of Character' stuff). It is confusing what Pitchfork is doing regarding this issue. I guess they realized (fortunately) that they must stand by the review to retain credibility. If they do not stand by the original version, readership may perceive the review as biased due to the writer's (mis)perceived slights by Steve Martin. I do wonder if another Pitchfork reviewer would have given TT5B's a lower or higher grade. Too bad Nasty Little Man has not issue an official statement.

"A lot of record companies look at the numbers and they'll be like, 'Your first record sold 5 million and your second record sold only 800,000. What happened? You guys fell off, I think the band all feels that the record did really well. Most musicians I grew up playing music with would probably shoot me if I ever complained about selling 800,000 records."

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