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a mini-rant about a Stereogum ‘news’ story about Grimes

Some of the most impressively bad writing about Grimes the internet has yet produced.

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PhD research: Neil Kulkarni on the role of the music critic | ESSENTIAL READING

The ability not just to make words stick to a page/screen but give them a sense of life, make them walk and talk with your own spirit – s’tricky and the best music critics have always done it.

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PhD research issue #3. You write to make an impact: A tribute to Steven Wells (re-post)

Engage, argue, inform, irritate … but above all entertain.

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PhD research issue #2. The role of the music critic

I regard a critic as someone who values curiosity over cultural complacency, and knows how to enable this as a practice in others

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n+1 Publishes an Interesting Article About Pitchfork | Collapse Board Publishes a Response

While Pitchfork may be invaluable as an archive, it is worse than useless as a forum for insight and argument

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(Two!) classic quotes from the Australian mainstream press – 2: PJ Harvey

Fuck’s sake. How low can Australian music criticism go?

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The 21 Inviolate Rules of Music Criticism (2012 version)

Music critics are NOT fucking cool – never have been, never will be

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Why. Music. Criticism. Still. Matters. (So. Go. Fuck. Yourselves. Spin Magazine.)

The next logical step for Spin Magazine would be to stop listening to music altogether. It’s such a fucking pain in the ass.

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Music journalism is the new boring | a response

Never before has there been a greater opportunity for music journalists to be tastemakers and discoverers of exciting talent. Never before has that opportunity been so resolutely rejected.

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Everett True reacts to the news that Bon Iver is Pitchfork’s Number One album of 2011


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