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 Everett True

How Not To Write A Book Proposal (Rejected Unknown)

How Not To Write A Book Proposal (Rejected Unknown)

Sometimes, when your proposals for articles or books are rejected you feel down for weeks afterwards – like, fuck it, I really was the best person for that job, why the FUCK is everyone still so resentful of me and bugger it, I ain’t going to be buying anything this week either. Other times, however, […]

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Where The Metaphor Fails | “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”

Where The Metaphor Fails | “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”

By Ms Tiarney Miekus Anyone who cites this off-quoted quip has probably received a negative review. As far as one-liners go, it’s as vapid and reductive as they get. Yet this morning it greeted my Facebook feed alongside a hastily photoshopped Warholesque photo of Elvis Costello. Poor Costello in October 1983 for Musician magazine: “Writing about […]

 Everett True

20 Quotes from Lester Bangs that I could have said

20 Quotes from Lester Bangs that I could have said

I never read Lester Bangs much when I was younger. I think I found him too American, or something. Also, I wasn’t in tune with his taste most of the time. His taste stunk, a lot. Hoary old American rock bands wearing their hoary old beards playing their hoary old rock music. I didn’t understand […]

 Jake

Why Titus Andronicus are the Most Important Band of 2012

Punk’s alive and the gates to Bangs’s Promised Land are open once again.

 Everett True

How to structure an album review

At least they’re not Jet or The Vines – and for that we should be grateful

 Scott Creney

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


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

 Wallace Wylie

8 Things You Should Avoid Saying in Response to a Music Review You Dislike

Have you read Lester Bangs? Guess what? He was a failed musician.

 Ben Pratt

Modern Day Music Criticism Sucks

Nationally-distributed music magazines have turned into paper-thin circle-jerk bullshit

 Brigette

Collapse Board Manifesto: In Poetry Form

Adam Ant says that there is always room at the top.

 Laura Witkowski

Do Music Critics Ever Rule?

I really do think Kate Hudson is horrible.