Fancy yourself as a music critic?

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Fancy yourself as a music critic?

Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu May 04, 2006 4:05 pm

Cokemachineglow's looking for online music "journalists"

Just throwing it out there in case anyone's interested.

Would love to read whatever you submit to them as well (shamelessly looking for Zoners top albums of the 2000's).

The 13 I would go with:

    Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain

    M.I.A. - Arular

    Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

    Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

    The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free

    Outkast - Stankonia

    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

    Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030

    Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump

    LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem

    The Moldy Peaches - The Moldy Peaches

    Lifter Puller - The Soft Rock (compilation)

    Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
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Postby King Psyz on Thu May 04, 2006 4:54 pm

I'd say I'm fairly qualified, what with once having a music zine and all.
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Postby Brocktune on Thu May 04, 2006 4:58 pm

i think i may give this a shot.

although im going to have a problem not reviewing shit thats 40 years old.
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Postby King Psyz on Thu May 04, 2006 5:00 pm

yeah, pretty much everything post 99 is so-so to me. but there are a few things here and there that come along I like.
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Postby Brocktune on Thu May 04, 2006 5:07 pm

its not so much that i have a thing against new music. its just that in this stage in my life, a good percentage of the new music i listen to isnt in english. i dont think their readers are going to be too keen on an endless string of reviews of japanese hip hop records.
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Postby King Psyz on Thu May 04, 2006 5:09 pm

I don't know, if nothing else I think the job of a good music critic is to expose people to music they're not out listening to and buying already right?

Nobody really needs a Britney Spears review cause we all pretty much know what to expect. Where as if I see a review of something I have never heard of and it's a positive review in plain english, I'm likely to at least give it a chance.
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Postby Brocktune on Thu May 04, 2006 5:16 pm

good point.

well, the worst they can do is say no, right?
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu May 04, 2006 11:18 pm

Brocktune wrote:its not so much that i have a thing against new music. its just that in this stage in my life, a good percentage of the new music i listen to isnt in english. i dont think their readers are going to be too keen on an endless string of reviews of japanese hip hop records.


King Psyz wrote:I don't know, if nothing else I think the job of a good music critic is to expose people to music they're not out listening to and buying already right?
Where as if I see a review of something I have never heard of and it's a positive review in plain english, I'm likely to at least give it a chance.


hey, this is Cokemachineglow, I'm sure they would love an endless string of reviews of japanese hip-hop records!

and Psyz is right, that's what the site does. I've read some really strong reviews on the site, by punters like you and I who don't get paid to appreciate a wide range of music, but who like to spread the word on whatever freaky shit we're into.
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Postby King Psyz on Fri May 05, 2006 8:40 am

So it seems I need some new material on recent releases, I think I could work something out.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu May 18, 2006 3:03 am

and since nobody really cared the first time...

OPEN CALL FOR MUSIC FREELANCERS

Get paid to write about your mail for the Village Voice.
The Voice is looking to broaden its base of freelance music writers, who're responsible for reviews, features, interview profiles, investigative boondoggles, and existentialist rants. Though maybe not so much of that last one, and no using the word "angular" either. E-mail a few clips, your musical genres of expertise (all are warmly welcome), and a snappy intro to Rob Harvilla. No calls or regular mail, please.


Send all entries to...

rharvilla@villagevoice.com

Best of luck o' budding music critics.
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Postby King Psyz on Thu May 18, 2006 8:19 am

Hmmm... the Village Voice eh? Could be an interesting way to restart my writing...
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