Extra Credit Reading
A Paler Shade of White – The New Yorker, by Sasha Frere-Jones
Has indie rock lost it’s soul?
The Trouble with Indie Rock – Slate, by Carl Wilson
Wilson’s response to Frere-Jones – It’s not just race. It’s class.
Is Indie Dead?– Paste Magazine, by Rachael Maddux
A state of the union for the not-so-underground.
The Social History of the mp3 – Pitchfork, by Eric Harvey
Examining the many ways in which the mp3 changed music over the last decade.
Dubstep Souljahs Audio Doc – BBC Radio 1, by Mary Anne Hobbs
A guide to the genre from chief evangelist Mary Anne Hobbs.
50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples of All Time – Complex.com, Kon + Amir
A pretty self explanatory list with audio clips of the originals and the sampled version.
Low Fidelity – Ryerson Review of Journalism, by Jessica Lewis
Why aren’t music critics critical anymore?
A Reader & Writer’s Guide to Reading Writing about Music – Vice Magazine
What about the title don’t you get?
Siskel & Ebert on How to be a Film Critic – Roger Ebert’s Chicago Sun-Times Blog
An oldie but a goodie.
A rock-radio reality Check – AV Club, by Steven Hyden
The hazey Internet reality you operate in isn’t real.