Best Music Scribing Awards 2008

By Jason Gross

8 January 2009

The sloppy arrogance and search for ideas in the music scribing world. Gross presents the seventh annual edition of his picks for the year's best music writing sans PopMatters.
Super Scribing

Gold medal: the best writing of the year.

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Superior Scribing

Silver medal: excellent pieces of writing.

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Quality Scribing

Bronze medal: great story ideas, well executed.

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Other Arts

Fine writing outside of music but still bearing on music.

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Bottom of the Barrel

Confiscate their laptops: the worst writing of the year.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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