Paste has posted a list of what it perceives to be 20 of the most important music writers who are also musicians. The Stranger’s Brian Cook (Russian Circles) and ex-Stranger writer Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls) made the list, but, sadly, Trent Moorman (every hiphop group in Seattle) and Larry Mizell Jr. (Don’t Talk to the Cops!) did not. But the latter two are in good company, as David Toop (Ocean of Sound author and excellent experimental composer) didn’t merit inclusion, either.

Peruse the whole list here.