Today’s “yay, journalism!” topic: What’s the worst thing about this trend piece on the rise of music blogs, aside from the fact that it’s a few months late to the party? Give it a glance, try not to rip your hair out, and peruse our suggestions after the jump.
Is it the attempt to shoehorn the online magazine Pitchfork into the “blog” world? Might it be the fact that a living, breathing person actually uttered the sentence “If you’re a twentysomething in Brooklyn and love music, you’ll log on and talk about that TV on the Radio show you went to last night” with a straight face–and said sentence actually made it to print? Could it be the idea that the bloggerati are supposed to get psyched about the fact that they “broke” the Cold War Kids, and that the straight-up awful Ghostland Observatory is next on the list? Or is it the fact that I kinda looked up to Jim Farber as an aspiring rock writer, and articles like this are more proof that, despite his tireless anti-Bon Jovi crusading during the early ’90s, he’s just as susceptible to getting taken in by hype and puffery as the next music hack trying to crank out a living?