Articles Tagged ‘music criticism’

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.