Saturday, April 02, 2016

"The Only Places Where the Music That Was Central to Your Life Was Taken Seriously"

"Still, you understood their in-jokes, and their reference-filled hip-speak read perfectly sensibly to those in the know. And if you didn't get what they were on about when they told you something sounded like Throbbing Gristle coughing up the remains of Steve Reich, you'd check out those two artists in due course. And then you'd decide they were hopelessly overrated/life-changingly brilliant (delete according to which review you agreed with)."

In a 2015 Telegraph article, Johnny Sharp looks back at British music papers like the NME.

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