Best of 2008: Deborah Frost’s votes

Posted: December 17, 2008 by ginavivinetto in Best of 2008, Deborah Frost, music, rock criticism, The Death of Print Media
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By Deborah Frost

Lists are for pedants to make and for –I don’t know what you can even call anyone who actually reads them– a SUB-pedant?

If this is what editors are still ordering to be served up in daily or any other kind of publications, NO fucking WONDER they’re all hurting, if not going directly out of business. Who wants and/or needs this crap?

The only lists that should be allowed should be grocery and to-do ones. And frankly, I think the grocery list of Joe the Plumber woud be a million times more interesting than any combination of recording artistes — whether as mass as Britney or as esoteric as any smartypants can dream up just for the sake of someone thinking they actually LIKE this shit (and maybe they do, but I usually don’t want to hear it and neither do most listeners over the age of two who are perfectly capable of making up their own minds) — printed out by any rock critic in the world today or in history. And I’m talkin bout writers who once ACTUALLY had SOMETHING 2 say.

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Comments
  1. Jimmy says:

    Honestly, I’d like to summon the year with a list, but there’s not too much to summon… Splendid and wonderful stuff from Girlschool and the Verve is what comes to mind, and by all means, I like the mini CD by The Slits..-

    I am so much looking forward to Courtney Loves album… but that won’t be on this years list…

    and how come Cherie hasn’t done anything for us lately? I think her chainsaw could do with some service now…

  2. Kevin Croitz says:

    Word to ya Mutha, I’m not a big list fan either, they are too subjective, still they sometimes offer glimpes to help find new bands, artists, or media, Kevin

  3. james simeone says:

    Lists are northing more than the opinion of the creator lacking any substance or support. If like something, one should be able to defend and explain why. A list allows a person to state their opinion with no rational. An opinion is like an asshole, everyone has one but not everyone wants to hear what it has to say!

  4. […] “Frankly, I think the grocery list of Joe the Plumber would be a million times more interesting than any combination of recording artistes — whether as mass as Britney or as esoteric as any smartypants can dream up just for the sake of someone thinking they actually LIKE this shit (and maybe they do, but I usually don’t want to hear it and neither do most listeners over the age of two who are perfectly capable of making up their own minds) — printed out by any rock critic in the world today or in history. And I’m talkin bout writers who once ACTUALLY had SOMETHING 2 say.” – Deborah Frost, from The Sweaty Bitches of Rock ‘n’ Roll, 2008 [link] […]

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