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 Everett True

Live Through This | the press clippings

Live Through This | the press clippings

Everett True is famous for two things. He’s the last of the big personality journalists…

 Wallace Wylie

Jeff Pollack | An Open Letter To Music Fans

Jeff Pollack | An Open Letter To Music Fans

Critics have been falling over themselves to praise their special brand of retro R&B mixed with retro MOR and it will surely only be a matter of time before teenagers find out about them too.

 Wallace Wylie

THE ALTERNATE REVIEW: Can – Tago Mago (Spoon/Mute)

Can belong to the iconoclasts, the cynics, the lovers, the thinkers and the visionaries with hungry ears and a low threshold for boredom.

 Ben Pratt

Modern Day Music Criticism Sucks

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

 Wallace Wylie

R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron 1949-2011

Don’t allow Scott-Heron’s expansive genius to be whittled down to who it influenced. Instead, approach it as necessary in its own right.

 Everett True

that ‘new’ Radiohead video/a 10-point survival guide for online critics (redux)


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This blog entry is intended to replace the previous two entries, that ‘new’ Radiohead video, reviewed in full AND a 10-point survival guide for music critics in web 2.0. This is the final edit, where I strip away most of the unnecessary verbiage. I’ve left the other two up online: not least because of the dozens of […]

 Everett True

Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and the pernicious influence of Pitchfork


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If there’s a better argument for demanding the immediate shutdown of Pitchfork than the rise and rise of Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire, I’m not sure I want to hear it.

 Everett True

quite a revealing blog entry about editorial policy at Q and NME

One of my regular correspondents on Twitter recently published this blog entry. I thought I’d reproduce it here, because I find it to be quite revealing: partway explanatory of what goes on behind the scenes at the mainstream rock press.