In Defense of 21st-Century Music Criticism

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There’s been a lot of discussion online about an article the Daily Beast ran yesterday by Ted Gioia, wherein he laid into the state of music criticism in 2014: “Technical knowledge of the art form has disappeared from its discourse. In short, music criticism has turned into lifestyle reporting.” Can he possibly be right? And is there really no middle ground in music criticism between technical analysis and lifestyle reporting?

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