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August 26th, 2002

Record Review Sites

Pingers, I’m in need of your help. I need to know of good record review sites. All sorts of records – mainstream, indie, Guinness.

The reason I ask is that there seem to be very few left. Years ago, back when the Internet fit on a floppy, there were sites like Addicted to Noise to quench my thirst… and even the print version of Rolling Stone was somewhat readable then. But now? So few. In fact, I can only think of two: the fine Sinwagon – which isn’t updated enough – and ADDreviews, which has the 20-word market covered.

So can you recommend a good review site?

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Tina
DATE: Monday August 26, 2002 -- 9:23:26 am
www.pitchforkmedia.com - music reviews AND humor. What a combo.



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday August 26, 2002 -- 9:23:27 am
Though I haven't delved too deeply into it, Blog Critics looks to be worth watching. Music-critic.com looks decent, as well.



FROM: Mike [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 26, 2002 -- 11:38:47 am
Other than reading our own thoughts on Sinwagon, I also check out 75 or Less.



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday August 26, 2002 -- 3:15:24 pm
But why read 75 whole words when you can read just 20? :)



FROM: Mike
DATE: Monday August 26, 2002 -- 3:44:56 pm
Sometimes it takes me a handful of paragraphs to completely explain how much something sucks. I could never do it in 20 or 75, for I am too verbose.



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 26, 2002 -- 8:21:41 pm
I'll second Tina's suggestion and add The Brain.



FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday August 27, 2002 -- 8:13:54 am
Village Records (http://www.villagerecords.com) does a monthly newsletter with great reviews of roots rock / alt-country stuff, the vast majority of which are artists I have never heard of.



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday August 27, 2002 -- 7:48:43 pm
And perhaps the most obvious (though so far ignored): the All Music Guide.



FROM: Tina
DATE: Wednesday August 28, 2002 -- 8:55:11 am
Thanks Robert - that All Music Guide site is a new one for me, and well worth it!



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