Yes it was.
95% of advances are now sent out when the band/label/PR people are ready for the album leak. They know when they send them out - it's going to leak. So, since you didn't get it early, does that mean you're not trusted?
Yes I have.
I've read it.
Nah. I don't like Pitchfork and they have good content.
Let's open the first link.
On the music of Awake In The City, I think it's absolutely brilliant. The American Dollar covers pretty much all the bases on the album, and it has a little bit of electronic flair (well, I guess you could say more than a little bit with all of the synths, but it kind of falls second to noticing what's created by the music) that makes everything just wonderful.
Seriously? First, let's point out that reviews are all you guys do ... they're like 5th on the priority list of what AP.net does. So, if your main focus and reason for people READING YOUR SITE ... is cranking out content that 1/2 of the time is as good as our reviews? That is a big problem.
Firstly, that's not even close to the first link. Nice try arbitrarily picking something out.
Reviews are our main content...reviews and artist features...that is the best way to get people to read about bands they wouldn't before.
News is obviously AP's #1 thing. Why would I post about something in which bigger sites already have the same thing.
We do interviews when a writer wants to, we do exclusives when we can get one (actually have a pretty big thing that I'm getting together), we even do live sessions where a band does alternate versions of songs...definitely my favorite thing to do and the most unique thing about my site.
But I honestly don't care about getting popular. It's something fun that I do, and I've loved all three years of me doing this. so if you have to resort to bashing the fact that I don't get views, then that's absolutely useless. because that means NOTHING to me.