Pitchfork slams the new Thievery Corporation album, Radio Retaliation. The reviewer gives it a 2.6. Ouch. There’s no mention in the review of the Chuck Brown cut. That alone is worth more than a 2.6! But here’s what the Pitchfork critic had to say in their first graph:
“Even at the height of their popularity in the late 1990s and early 00s, it was always difficult to imagine anyone getting worked up over Thievery Corporation. A watery cocktail of cul de sac genres like downtempo, lounge, and “world music” (more on that in a second), the Washington D.C. duo’s output has long worn its own inoffensiveness as a badge.”
It goes downhill from there. Pop Cesspool recently posted his own critique of the band.