Blog Faves Top Rolling Stone Critics Lists
Over on Coolfer there's an interesting observation regarding Rolling Stone's Critics' Top Ten Lists:
Rolling Stone critics listen to the same music as bloggers. It's the same titles over and over. Franz Ferdinand. Modest Mouse. The Go! Team. Devendra Banhart. Blonde Redhead. The Killers. Joanna Newsome. TV on the Radio. A.C. Newman. Ray LaMontagne. Elliot Smith.
Could it be that the mainstream music press has turned the corner on corporate music and developed an ear for what's new and innovative rather than regurgitating press releases? This could be an omen for music blogs in 2005.