“There is another thing, really the most important of all. We should expect love. Corny? Not at all. The best critics love the art they criticize, become impassioned advocates of work which turns them on and dedicated enemies of the fake, the puerile and the dull. I would rather read someone who loves music and lives for it than the heaviest brain’s analysis. And that kind of criticism is the hardest to write.”
Ralph J. Gleason, “Perspectives: Pitfalls For the Critics,” Rolling Stone, March 29, 1973

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