Articles tagged music journalism

‘The Smith Tapes 1969-1972’ Offers an Insider Report and Perspective on Numerous Cultural Events

The Smith Tapes 1969-1972 offers a fascinating glimpse, through first-hand accounts, of an era often overly romanticized by hindsight and a rose-colored view of the Age of Aquarius.

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Blood and Thunder: An Interview With Chips & Beer

Considered pariahs in the metal community, there's a method to the magazine's savage madness.

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The Demise of Vibe Magazine and the Future of Criticism

With diminishing places for thoughtful criticism, black cultural critics exist as little more than commentators on the Obama White House. Blackness has been reduced to a news cycle.

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The Guardian Book of Rock & Roll by Michael Hann (ed.)

A little editorial intervention should perhaps have been included to challenge the legitimacy of having a member of the Kooks deride the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.

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Goodbye 20th Century by David Browne

On more than one occasion the band’s collective memory is not exactly in synch, a point that only further reminds us that we are reading a mythology, not a chronicle.

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15 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Slayer’s Reign in Blood

Metal fans are a cynical bunch when it comes to outsiders offering critiques of their favorite pieces of work, and can pick apart a treatise with the thoroughness of fussy jazz enthusiasts.

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22 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Boy Who Cried Freebird by Mitch Myers

Despite reading like a book set on random, Myers is a fantastic writer with a great ear for rhythm.

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'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

// Moving Pixels

"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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