What do critics know?
I was a rock critic for years, and I always knew my opinion was just one crabby personâ€™s opinion â€“ nothing more, nothing less. Yeah, sure, I felt like I knew more than a lot of other people about rock and roll, and that gave me the right to spout off about my good taste.
But really, I knew I wasnâ€™t gonna change anyoneâ€™s mind about a group they hated or liked. I figured the best I could do was to introduce new and little-known groups or artists or genres to people who hadnâ€™t heard them before, and hopefully theyâ€™d like them as much as I did. Continue reading