I’m not an avid reader of Pitchfork (gone is the Media), so I can’t say for how long their website has been the way it is. I will say, that the design looks more professional but still, this is the best they can come up with?
They have a lot of content, an overwhelming amount (I can’t imagine the daunting task of trying to organize it all) and it seems spilled out over the entire frontpage. I have no idea where to begin or what’s what.
Earfarm seems to do a better job of structurally presenting a layout. They have a nice grid with easy to discern features, tabs and content.
Still, it’s an improvement. Just wish it was more of an improvement. It’s very web 2.0 (you get the distinct impression the layout resembles a thousand other content sites.) and that’s not a compliment.
I’ll probably check in more often. I can honestly say I’m torn. It’s a step in the right direction, but it leaves me wanting something different. Something that grabs you by the eyes and doesn’t let go.