October 22, 2007
Finally, a sound opinion...
Many music fans and critics alike have lamented about the lack of true music criticism (which to a large extent is true). Most modern music writing is mild criticism with Q & A attached. However, that doesn't mean there aren't a few music writers out there holding it down for true, abashed criticism. One of those writer is Jim Derogatis. Jim has written several of fantastic books, one of which is among by favorites (Milk It!). Jim has gotten a bad rep for being brutally honest, in particular butting heads with Rolling Stone head honcho Jann S. Wanner and Billy Corgan (which involved the lead singer calling him a "fat fuck" and banning him from shows). I love it :]
Make sure to check out Jim "Sound Opinions", his weekly podcast with fellow rock critic Greg Kot. Available on iTunes.