Writing about Music is like Writing about Architecture

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July 7, 2011 by admin

Beppe Colli, longtime rockcritics reader from Italy, posts a mammoth “what is wrong with music criticism” sort of piece (the type every rock critic wants or needs to write at least one of during their lifespan). He uses some stuff I posted here about the Ellen Willis book as his starting point.

Sample: “Nowadays nobody considers ‘objective’ descriptions as being worthy of any consideration, but I think it’s quite possible to agree that ‘an adequate description’ that is intersubjectively verifiable is to be preferred to one that lacks those qualities…”

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