The Music Critic in the Age of the Insta-Release

Amanda Petrusich:

Good art often takes time to make, and it often takes time to understand, too. It doesn’t feel unreasonable to suggest that perhaps the very first thing a person should do when faced with some nascent creation is not frantically and qualitatively assess its value.

She has a good point. In the contrary, I find that I don’t pay much attention to album like I used to do when I was writing reviews. Listening to music has become more passive for me.