i actually do follow pitchfork and i learn about a lot of new artists from them. And yes they do have a diverse taste but I can't take how they just ignore a whole bunch of artists in all genres as if they don't even exist. Its as if they have a nucleus there that decides that an artist is not high brow enough for the site and therefore they will never even be mentioned. AP.net is much more inclusive in that sense and even reports on artists that the general populous detests like Brokencyde or Nickelback. I respect that.
this doesnt make sense because they cover artists they dont like a lot hence the negative reviews they often post (and they get criticized for, so looks like they're in a lose-lose). i mean, they cant cover EVERYTHING, but i think they do a really really good job of hitting several different sects of music.