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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

15 Negative Reviews of Revered Albums

Posted by on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM catalogs 15 scathing reviews of albums that went on to be widely worshiped. It’s amusing to read so much wrongheaded (and sometimes rightheaded) vitriol about sacred cows. Making an appearance at #13 is ex-Stranger music intern Jason Josephes and his comprehensive putdown of Belle & Sebastian’s The Boy With the Arab Strap. Rolling Stone in particular had a knack for opining on the wrong side of history; witness the stupid, stupid slam of Brian Eno’s Here Come the Warm Jets. In conclusion: Fuck music critics (oh, wait…).

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Jason Josephes 1
Hey! I know that guy!
Posted by Jason Josephes on November 14, 2012 at 12:33 PM · Report this
Dean Fawkes 2
Only a couple of those deserve the reputation they've been lucky to have received over time.

The only way a review is wrong is if the writer is dishonest with themselves.
Posted by Dean Fawkes on November 14, 2012 at 7:03 PM · Report this

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