except for pablo honey, half of kid a, most of amnesiac, half of in rainbows and most of the king of limbs...sure.
Disagree completely, pablo honey aside, not that I could ever convince you otherwise. In Rainbows is their best album IMO.
the point they're making is very simple--that some artists (like bc/sp) get ripped and assessed based on their persona and supposed pretentiousness as opposed to purely based on the music, whereas others (like radiohead, who used to be one of my favorite bands, by the way) get praised from jump for everything they do based on supposed genius (even though i would argue they are MORE pretentious than bc).
They deserve every praise they get. There are plenty of other bands out there that genuinely do get unwarranted praise, not that it should really matter. Corgan only really gets blasted by Pitchfork and NME, other than that he gets pretty fair reviews (apart from the slating of Adore and to a lesser extent Machina).