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Do We Want Album Opinions Anymore?

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It’s an more and more fraught setting for music journalism and criticism. Just lately, on Twitter, a dialog was initiated by the author and musician Jamie Brooks about whether or not music journalism was too involved with reviewing particular person albums, and thereby centered much less on extra holistic, bigger-umbrella approaches to masking artists and scenes.

Given the diminishing variety of decently-paying choices for journalists — notably younger ones — the query of the best way to deploy restricted assets feels pointed and pressing.

On this week’s Popcast, a dialog concerning the historical past of album evaluations as a unit of music criticism, and the methods through which the expansion of streaming have maybe completely altered how single-artist albums are made, and what they’re meant to realize.


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