I haven't been keeping up with things at Pitchfork lately so when I heard that Brent wasn't writing there anymore, I had to look into it. Brent has been my favorite reviewer on that site ever since I started reading Pitchfork, and nothing has changed. I might not whole-heartedly enjoy his style of writing--of reviewing an album and trying to make it into some sort of novel or short story or anything that doesn't have to do with the music itself--but I do agree with almost everything he says. He tends to like and dislike the same bands and albums that I do for the same reasons, and while he may be a smart ass, he is exceptionally bright. I had to look up the original article that he wrote, though it doesn't matter because all they took out of it on the site was the personal bitterness he felt towards Steve. I for one think that he went out the way he should have gone out. What he wrote, once you look past his bitterness, is meaningful, incredibly insightful, and should cause anyone who relies on other people's reviews for their music purchases and opinions to reflect on what music has meant to them. So amen, brother. I'm sure a lot of people are happy to see him go because he's a hard man to tolerate, but I'm happy that he can go do something personally fulfilling, and leave me with a little bit of insight in the process.