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 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 126. LCD Soundsystem

The return of Everett True | 126. LCD Soundsystem

Being a contrarian, I switch off when other critics start forming clusters, mind-sets. I like to think I can figure it out for myself. Often, I can. It’s the American critics who wind me up most. In the U.K., most critics have some form of sense of humour, a pluralism, about what they do. Least, the ones […]

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So you think most music critics are failed musicians? Go fuck yourself

So you think most music critics are failed musicians? Go fuck yourself

There was a comment on one of my Facebook threads the other day that angered me immensely. (It led to an immediate de-Friending…uh, like that’s going to hurt.) You are a critic and not a musician. Now, I ain’t denying that perhaps I could have misinterpreted the fellow’s intentions, typing such a sentence. He was […]

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Serious Music for Serious People | the continued betrayal of music

Is it any wonder that the pop faction is gathering speed year by year when this is all the consensus can offer by way of an ‘alternative’?

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notes for a lecture to QUT creative non-fiction students


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Don’t let anyone ever browbeat you into thinking music criticism is dull, or reviewing a band is a chore. you think that? get the fuck out of writing about music.

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Everett True’s advice for aspiring music critics (revised and expanded)


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Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because folk are nice to you when you’re starting off, and flood your mailbox with free CDs and offers of free concert-tickets, they are your friends. They’re not.

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10 Most Read Entries on Collapse Board, 17.03.11-26.03.11

My only complaint about The White Stripes was that the band weren’t composed of two Meg Whites

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Why Music Critics Suck

Don’t tell me how an album makes you “feel”, you jerkstore, just tell me how much it costs and I’ll figure out the rest.

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The problem with ‘Girl Bands’

Isn’t it about time that we stop pointing out the fact that the band members of The Like and Warpaint all have vaginas?

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Collective nouns for rock fans


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Everyone needs to release their inner James Lawton sometimes

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a 10 point survival guide for music critics in web 2.0

You are a critic. Not a fan. Not a blogger. Not a hack. A critic.