Christgau is back as an Expert Witness

This is the place where you can vent whatever's on your mind. Feel free to go off on extended rants or brief blurbs about whatever's rocking your world.

Moderators: D. Phillips, Jake

GLONO Team Member
Posts: 7239
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Michigan

Christgau is back as an Expert Witness

Postby Jake » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:16 pm

New blog on MSN: Expert Witness

His explanation (The Whats, Whys, and Wherefores) also goes a long way to explain why there are so many more postive reviews in the blogosphere than negative:

The idea is to skip the reviews of good but ultimately marginal albums I called Honorable Mentions. Though they filled out the column conceptually, these required a lot of work without commensurate musical reward, and since no blogger gets paid enough to put in that kind of time I intend to break myself of the habit (though there'll be exceptions).

I also like this part:

Forty years ago I dubbed myself the Dean of American Rock Critics. That was a joke with legs. The blog title Expert Witness is not a joke. It's a boast that in criticism, knowledge counts, and that I have a load and a half.

Fair enough!

Return to “Rants and Raves”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Steeler [Crawler] and 2 guests