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.