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Why I stopped reading music reviews

Electronic music writing guide

A music reviewer runs into a problem that plagues most writers: coming up with new ways to say the same thing. “Ideally, there could be a set of pre-written sentences that I could simply cut and paste into short reviews,” he says.

For instance: “… the general tone is made up of wide-sweeping oscillations, spectral drones, and acidy droplets of melody weaving in and out of each other.”

I stopped reading music magazines in 2001 when I couldn’t take one more critic using the phrase “pop sensibilities.” What does that even mean?

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Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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