Category Archives: Archival

  1. Pop as Self-denial

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    April 5, 2014 by admin

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    “I’ve long suspected that those who rail most vehemently against the banalities of mainstream pop do so because they can’t …
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  2. Pop as a Sickness

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    April 5, 2014 by admin

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    “People sometimes ask why a serious, well-educated, intellectual fellow such as me wastes his time and enthusiasm on the most …
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  3. 1967 Jazz & Pop Results

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    March 14, 2014 by admin

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    From Jazz & Pop Magazine (formerly Jazz), the results of a critics poll right at the dawn of rock criticism …
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  4. Quote of the Day (3/11/14)

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    March 11, 2014 by admin

    Father__Amore

    “I think maybe I feel a little out of place in the critic’s world because a) I’m a scientist and, …
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  5. Meet the Critics

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    February 8, 2014 by admin

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    What the critics wrote about the Beatles in 1964 (compiled by Cary Schneider, L.A. Times) I did a similar roundup …
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  6. Pet Shop Boys, Critically (7)

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    January 13, 2014 by admin

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    A reader, Tom Scarlett, was kind enough to send me a copy of Simon Frith’s (once upon a time) much-ballyhooed …
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  7. Just Another Rolling Stone Top 500 List?

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    January 8, 2014 by admin

    Vintage Rolling Stone cover

    Well, sort of. Rolling Stone’s 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, a “work in progress” by someone named “schmidtt,” showed …
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