Worst Pitchfork Reviews

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1 Lateralus - Tool (1.9)

Considered by almost every single critic as one of the greatest albums of the 00s, however pitchfork was more negative about it, I tried to find why they give it a score so low but the review is so sarcastic and ambiguous that makes no sense - Pato_cargo

2 Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B (8.7) Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B (8.7)

This gets 8.7 and the award winning PJ Harvey album Stories from the City gets a 5.5? Screw yourself pitchfork

This one was right after pitchfork started to get more friendly with modern hip hop and rap, and is amazingly bad how they overrate this album, what is even worse is that probably it will end as their pick for AOTY, which is not only unfair but not true in any single sense - Pato_cargo

This should've gotten 0. - allamassal

3 Anthem of the Peaceful Army - Greta Van Fleet (1.6)

I seriously don't get it, this is from the same people that reviewed The Chainsmokers, Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, and another crappy pop bands dressed as "rock" acts (talking about Maroon 5 and ID) and THIS is the album that they consider as embarassing? I admit I wasn't pretty hyped with this one but the fact that they give more mediocre albums a higher score makes me question about the credibility that this site has - Pato_cargo

4 Frances The Mute - The Mars Volta (2.0)

Same with Lateralus, apparently pitchfork has something against the Mars Volta, most of their albums had always a pretty low score, and Frances the Mute is by far their most ridiculous and underserved one - Pato_cargo

5 I Get Wet - Andrew W. K. (0.6)

It's an 8.6 now, how funny is that? They upped it by over 1400 %!
Gold pitchfork mment. - JoLeKosovo

6 Music From The Elder - Kiss (0.0)
7 A Fever You Can't Sweat Out - Panic! at the Disco (1.5)

Geez. I mean I used to love this album and while over the years I have seen the flaws hidden within it, I do think it deserves more than that. It's almost become a cult classic with the 'emo crowd' and while messy, it is full of really interesting and dynamic songs. - emoviie

The whole review is easily what every other person has sayed againt Panic at the Disco, most of the times they cry about the album being not emo or saying that the emo genre has lose the way with this music, and keep saying things like lack of originality and stuff like that (which is unfair because they give higher scores to other albums that even less original than this one) - Pato_cargo

8 Peter Criss - Peter Criss (0.0)

Okay I get the album isn't considered to be a good album or anything but 0/10? It in no way is 0/10 worthy,that would mean it fails on every level which it doesn't. - MetalWorldOrder

9 Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers (7.1)

Not a pretty negative or controversial review, but kind of unfair to the importance this album has - Pato_cargo

10 Lemonade - Beyonce (8.5)

Seriously? 8.5?

What doesn't bother me isn't the score itself, what bothers me is how friendly they were at the end of the year, while other albums like Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown, Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave or Blackstar by David Bowie get higher scores than this one, they didn't appear in the year-end list of best albums as this one did, maybe is Beyonce's best but is not that special - Pato_cargo

The Contenders

11 A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay (5.1)

Funny fact, Coldplay highest rated album on pitchfork is Mylo Xyloto - Pato_cargo

12 Revival - Eminem (5.0)

Anyone with a good attention span and a thing for wordplay would agree it's amazing

One of the most mediocre scores to one of the most mediocre albums ever, where they scared of Eminem's reaction if they were harsher to this? - Pato_cargo

13 Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys (7.4)

A 7.4 is still a very positive review. - JoLeKosovo

Arguably one of the greatest albums of the 2000s which was so different to anything else at the time and so influential on the British music scene, you think you'd give it a bit more appreciation - emoviie

14 Shine On - Jet (0.0)

They just showed a picture of a monkey peeing in his own mouth. - JoLeKosovo

15 Kid A - Radiohead (10)

As a guy who loves Radiohead and really appreciates Kid A for what it is, this particular review is completely ridiculous. The text looks as if he looked up every single word in a thesaurus and replaced them with their more "sophisticated" counterpart. - Gg2000

Now I know what you are thinking "a 10/10 to one of the greatest albums of all time is bad? " no, in fact is the score that it deserves, but the reviewer instead of talking about why the album is good, goes full pretentious and attempting to make it sound like a weird fanfiction, so imagine how bad you must be as a critic to make one of the best albums of all time sound unappealing - Pato_cargo

Uugh cringe review. - JoLeKosovo

16 Yeezus - Kanye West (9.5)

As much as I personally love Kanye's music, this review really overrate the album just because it was experimental, keep in mind is experimental for Kanye, besides a few songs, this album is not that great - Pato_cargo

17 Total Xanarchy - Lil Xan (4.7)

This review proves my point with the Greta Van Fleet review, now matter how awful a hip hop album can be, they are gonna be more sweet with it than a rock album, apparently to show that they aren't that "harsh" with whatever the hell is on the charts - Pato_cargo

18 Memories... Do Not Open - The Chainsmokers (4.2)

The exact same reason as Lil Xan, giving awful albums a score that should be lower - Pato_cargo

19 Recovery - Eminem (2.8)

This album is a 10/10 in my opinion. Maybe Eminem's best. Almost every track is filled with great lyrics, flow, passion, production, and excellent choruses. - Y2K

Although this album isn't awful, it was pretty mediocre for me, deserves at least a 5.0 (which is the score Revival has) - Pato_cargo

20 Unapologetic - Rihanna (4.5)
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1. Lateralus - Tool (1.9)
2. Anthem of the Peaceful Army - Greta Van Fleet (1.6)
3. Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B (8.7)
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1. Lateralus - Tool (1.9)
2. Frances The Mute - The Mars Volta (2.0)
3. Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B (8.7)
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