Category Archives: Blabbin’

  1. On the “Pernicious Rise of Poptimism”

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    April 4, 2014 by sw00ds

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    “Poptimism now not only demands devotion to pop idols; it has instigated an increasingly shrill shouting match with those who …
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  2. Loving A and Loving B

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    October 25, 2013 by sw00ds

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    “My nephew went to Download Festival recently and saw Iron Maiden and also was in the D&B room, consuming all …
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  3. Today’s Deep Philosophical Inquiry

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    October 25, 2013 by sw00ds

    Obviously, dropping out is an integral move in rock criticism — some people exist in an almost permanent state of …
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  4. The Expert Witness Community

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    October 1, 2013 by sw00ds

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    “For twenty years now, I’ve been telling the trainees who I teach and mentor that they should recognize that they …
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  5. Does Hatred Have a Place in Music Criticism Anymore?

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    August 20, 2013 by sw00ds

    Something I’ve been thinking about lately. Thoughts?

  6. Critics Are Strange

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    May 21, 2013 by sw00ds

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    You know, I don’t care that most rock critics hate the Doors — I became a fan of their music …
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  7. Soon

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    March 21, 2013 by sw00ds

    This week hasn’t gone so well in terms of finding five available minutes for this site. Will hopefully resume with …
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  8. Ain’t that Mr. Mister in the newspaper?

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    March 8, 2013 by sw00ds

    In which I muse about something which is hardly “news,” but never not a bloody distraction. TIMOTHY WHITE: You spoke …
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  9. Happy Birthday, RockCritics!

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    May 1, 2012 by A.C. Rhodes

    Well, perhaps two months past, but today marks a special day for a couple of editors and music writers. Who …
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  10. Envisioning a future, or not

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    January 3, 2012 by sw00ds

    Lost my way with this site again recently, for a whole host of reasons, but activity will pick up somewhat …
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