Music reviews exist only to show off how smart a music reviewer is. They’re not interested in you listening to something new. They don’t care if you enjoy something. They care that they get your attention and that you recognise how smart they are, and how niche and diverse their tastes are.
Music reviews are worthless. Here’s what you need to know:
- Should I listen to this?
That’s it. No flowery adjectives or piquant observations. No clever bullshit. Just “is this worth my time, in your opinion?”
This has been irritating me for a while, so I’ve started a new Tumblr and a new Twitter. On these things, I will post a link to a song that I think is good on most days. Maybe you will listen to it. Maybe you will like it. Maybe you will find something new that you love. Maybe you will waste five minutes and find nothing. At least you won’t have had to put up with me trying to convince you what a great writer I am in the process. I hope you will start a similar Twitter account and share the music that you love. There’s so much of worth to experience.