Monday, May 09, 2005

IF I WROTE MUSIC REVIEWS FOR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

I don't write music reviews for Rolling Stone, but if someone asked me to, I think I'd do a pretty good job.

For instance, if my editor gave me a CD to review and I didn't know who the band was, I'd probably give them three stars. If the artwork on the album was really interesting, I might give them three and a half stars. If the artwork was really cheezy or if they look like they're just trying to rip off some other, more popular band, I'd give them two and a half stars.

If my editor asked me to review a reissued album, or an album by an older band that is coming out with their first CD in a few years, I'd give them four stars.

This is why I think I'd do a pretty good job as a music reviewer for Rolling Stone.

2 comments:

T.S. Farmhand said...

Kudos for laying bare the Rolling Stone album-reviewing system.

Now, on to a more pressing subject: why did God create Peter Travers?

King Koopa said...

Anybody heard Mick Jagger's "Goddess in the Doorway"? No? Neither had Rolling Stone when they gave it 5 stars.

That's about as bad as it gets.