The Art of the Pan: What’s the Point of a Bad Review in 2019?

Jeg har vel sett og lest litt flere av denne typen innenfor musikkanmeldelser (det er en tendens at det er de som blir videreformidlet) enn innenfor andre typer underholdning. Noen kan være morsomme, men som oftest er det et medium for anmelderen å vise frem sitt språklige vidd og fremragende metaforer. Og når jeg skriver fremragende så mener jeg overdrevne.

This potential for fearsome, mentions-ruining clapback was only magnified in 2018, which happily generated some of the harshest reviews in recent memory. In October, Pitchfork’s Jeremy D. Larson lambasted Anthem of the Peaceful Army, the full-length debut from the ludicrously Led Zeppelin–aping young rock band Greta Van Fleet. (Opening line: “Greta Van Fleet sound like they did weed exactly once, called the cops, and tried to record a Led Zeppelin album before they arrested themselves.”) This Larson tweet summarizes the resulting online conversation.

The Art of the Pan: What’s the Point of a Bad Review in 2019?