Articles Tagged ‘journalism’

Sonic Boom: Ruminations on Rock Journalism, Jim Greer and Spin Magazine’s 25th Anniversary

This month, Spin released its 25th anniversary issue: “The 100 Moments That Rocked Our World.” It’s the first issue of Spin I’ve purchased in…two years? I can’t remember. It’s really hit-or-miss these days. But this one was worth it…



Sonic Boom: Critical Masses

Today, of course, magazines are almost entirely useless, and that’s doubly true when it comes to their record reviews. With the advent of Amazon, MySpace, Lala, Last.fm, Pandora, iTunes and (especially) file-sharing, consumers are able to listen to much more music than ever before, and are able to get that music much faster and much cheaper. Therefore, listeners have become increasingly reliant on Web sources—where deadlines are more flexible and space is limitless—for their critical content.