How Greta Van Fleet Became the Most Controversial Rock Band of 2018

After a viral Pitchfork review, which rewarded the record a 1.6 rating on the site's 10.0 scale, said they sounded "like they did weed exactly once, called the cops, and tried to record a Led Zeppelin album before they arrested themselves," fans mobilized to defend the band's honor online. Websites wrote up the incident with headlines like "Pitchfork Destroyed Greta Van Fleet's New Album and Rock Fans Are Pissed." Jokes were made; familiar pop culture battle lines were drawn. Did you miss the whole controversy? Or simply have no idea what the fuss is about? Unfortunately, we do. I don’t remember how I discovered Greta Van Fleet, but when I first heard the lead singer belting out his opening wail in “Safari Song” (from their 2017 album) I distinctly remember snapping out of whatever I was thinking about and looking at my car radio in awe.

If you haven’t heard any of their stuff, I highly recommend starting with their 2017 album ‘From the Fires’ then head right over to their 2018 ‘Anthem of a Peacful Army’. Rolling Stones opinion be damned, this is some great stuff.

How Greta Van Fleet Became the Most Controversial Rock Band of 2018

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