I'll hold back on my usual scathing remarks here (haha) and just say that I wish pop music would start moving away from the club beats and toward something new at least rhythmically, because then I wouldn't dismiss it all nearly so much. I could be asking too much though, since unconventional directions are like the antithesis of pop music as we know it.
I'm skimming this gorilla vs bear blog you mentioned. What sort of stuff do they cover?
Haha, I can understand that qualm with pop music but electronic music and hip-hop are my two favorite genres, so beat oriented stuff always catches my ear.
They typically cover the kind of stuff that Pitchfork tends to cover, with a little bit more variety and lesser known stuff
for those interested in new music, this band used to be Oceana and their album is coming out tuesday. a few tracks are up for streaming here and, as someone who has already heard the album in full, you're going to want to take a listen when it's released.