After reading this article.
What exactly is the Senior Pop Critic of a major publication doing looking to nostalgia acts as though they’re the vanguard? Does he also stand in defiance of the Victrola, which in its hollow re-creation surely rends the emotion from the singers voice? He doesn’t hear “fun and adventure” in, of all people, the gleefully mercurial Lil Wayne? He attacks smoothness as a production choice as though it’s still 1978? And then he credits a relentlessly pleasant wallpaper album like “Raising Sand” as the best record of 2007? Is he accustomed to being taken seriously?