Archive: Debates

When Critics Won't Let Bands Escape Their Past

In our latest IM-conversation-as-blog-post, Freedom and I go a little "inside baseball" and talk about whether reviewers should compare a band's new album to that band's best work or if that's just living in the past, man. Malitz: So after I more or less panned the new Oasis album in...

By David Malitz | October 9, 2008; 09:01 AM ET | Comments (6)

Destroyer Debate: "Streethawk: A Seduction" vs. "This Night"

With most indie rock bands the only debate you can have about them is pretty straightforward -- are they good or do they suck? It's rare you can have an argument of substance, but that's not the case with Destroyer. Dan Bejar (who basically is Destroyer) is the kind of...

By David Malitz | May 6, 2008; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (5)


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