About this site

Glitchfork started in January 2019. New year, new me…dia. It is a capsule music review site with this restraint:

  • Reviews should be no shorter than one word and no longer than three lines

The original influence came from an entirely respectable youth of reading Halliwell’s film guide:

The Breakfast Club (1985)
‘Abysmal apologia for loutish teenage behaviour.’

And then Pauline Kael.

 ‘…the movie is about a bunch of stereotypes who complain that other people see them as stereotypes’  (The Breakfast Club)

Music has its own background in short form reviewing but recent years have seen a move towards reviews with the minimum word count of an undergraduate essay. This site is a small attempt to avert that.