Music Writing Question. Fellow Nerds, Please Read & Respond.

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drum and bass


title track

long player

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 11:42 (five years ago) Permalink

I say drum'n'bass.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 11:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Rhythm section.

Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 12:10 (five years ago) Permalink

"I would suggest an archive search but I'm not sure of the best way to begin."


scott seward, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:06 (five years ago) Permalink


scott seward, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:06 (five years ago) Permalink

hoo boy i have fun in the morning. okay back to work.

scott seward, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:09 (five years ago) Permalink


remy bean, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:10 (five years ago) Permalink

to the original question "How much do you feel that knowing the artist effects your ability to be critical?" I recently wrote a review of an artist that i like and think is a good person. i didn't bash the new album at all, but i did include some criticisms of how it was executed / how well it did the things it seemed to be trying to do / how good the songwriting is / etc. anyway, the review ran but i still haven't linked to it from my fb wall bc i'm fb friends with the musician in question and i know logically that she'll eventually see it, but i feel kinda bad. obv the tension here is between doing right by ppl you like and being totally honest. probably the best thing to do is to stop liking ppl who make music so you never feel conflicted.

Mordy, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 14:54 (five years ago) Permalink

how about "EP" vs "E.P."

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Why not C.D. too?

the fey monster (ledge), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:15 (five years ago) Permalink

D&B c'mon

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:16 (five years ago) Permalink

yet another reason to leave drum'n'bass firmly in the '90s where it belongs

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:23 (five years ago) Permalink

I sure can't think of any other genres which follow the same problematic form.

the fey monster (ledge), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

what about the argument over whether or not you can put the X in HXC if it isn't specifically straight-edge hardcore

(which i'd argue is more 90's belonging - i mean psh whatev i still buy new d+b and mix it in)

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:36 (five years ago) Permalink


fauxmarc, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:36 (five years ago) Permalink

drum plus bass

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:38 (five years ago) Permalink

i go by ebay:



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scott seward, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

@Mordy Less important to the artist in my experience is whether you liked it or not, and whether you wrote 'well' about it. If you're proud of the writing you should post it.

Kit and bass guitar fwiw

poxen, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 16:49 (five years ago) Permalink

That has not been my experience. Artists can be very temperamental!

Mordy, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 17:15 (five years ago) Permalink

To the original question. I don't think writers should write about people they know well. It's a conflict of interest. I have done it myself, but declared the conflict of interest to the commissioning editor, who didn't care. I think, unless your friend only ever makes impeccable music, it's impossible to be completely honest.

Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 18:07 (five years ago) Permalink

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