Is it OK to write negative reviews of other people’s music?
So, we opened up the “secret” Collapse Board Contributors Facebook group to a few hundred readers the other day. Cue much confusion and hilarity and the odd piece of incredible music being shared. After the usual butt-clenching and soul-wringing and back-slapping, a few folk posited that they could indeed write some stuff for Collapse Board […]
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 […]
Simon Reynolds | The guv’ner
What I find disconcerting is how many young writers are very reasonable and sane in their approach
The 21 Inviolate Rules of Music Criticism (2012 version)
Music critics are NOT fucking cool – never have been, never will be
Welcome to issue two of the magazine that’s taking indie music by storm, Where Others Lead
Recorded pieces of music will not be defined as such unless they’ve had over $20,000 spent in promotion of same
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.
I am not ‘professional’; I am an evangelist.
What the hell are we doing here? A Collapse Board manifesto of sorts.
We have a freedom that Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, daily and weekly papers lost a long time ago. The freedom to say whatever we want to say, however we want to say it.
Boys Against Girls Against the Brisbane Street Press – part 2
You just have to wonder how much of ‘popular’ music’s ongoing canon is being written by a very narrow range of music reviewers.
Boys Against Girls: the Brisbane Street Press, part 1
If a contributor was called something like Darren, Steve or Tim, I assumed they were male.