Re: sycophantic music journalists
Posted by: Wardy ()
Date: November 23, 2012 08:58PM

Nothing comes close the rock bottom trash that was Metal Edge's Highschool yearbook and childhood photos segment back in the day, terrible!

Personally by the end of the 90's found both Kerrang and Metal Hammer suffered some. Not always, there's still some good reads to be had but not the consistancy that once was. If I had to make the call I'd say come the end of the 90's things weren't so hot like before.

What really gripes me though is the constant re-tellings of a bands history instead of discussing a new release or the same old stories for the hell of it (in particular looking at you Classic Rock)... Not just them though for example most the last couple MH articles relating to the new Paradise Lost album STILL felt the need to go on about the HOST eras and whatnot, or the RETURN TO FORM that was (insert any of the previous few albums here), or yet again the merits of Paradise Lost's gothic metal etc, instead of focusing exclusively on the latest album (Tragic Idol in this instance).

I get where things headed, and online isn't always yer friend, but to answer the thread as fans we'd have little to lose by asking the hard questions. As professional writers I think more tact would be required for career longevity even if there's decent blogs and sites out there ;) trying at least to push some of these boundaries for us ;)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/2012 09:02PM by Wardy.



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Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 510 rickyboy999 11/22/2012 10:11PM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 471 rocknut 11/22/2012 10:48PM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 393 Laurent 11/23/2012 02:07AM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 341 rickyboy999 11/23/2012 04:09AM
Coverdales strange reasoning in that article... 360 rickyboy999 11/23/2012 04:10AM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 288 Probie Sheen 11/23/2012 10:46AM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 560 Andrew 11/22/2012 10:15PM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 455 rocknut 11/22/2012 10:40PM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 422 RAMSAY 11/22/2012 10:41PM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 411 Coco 11/22/2012 10:43PM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 387 Darren In Florida 11/22/2012 11:29PM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 384 Coco 11/22/2012 11:45PM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 355 nivjourney 11/23/2012 12:36AM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 336 rickyboy999 11/23/2012 01:34AM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 354 gary191265 11/23/2012 01:40AM
sycophantic music journalists 426 Michael Eaton 11/23/2012 12:56AM
Re: sycophantic music journalists 369 gary191265 11/23/2012 01:16AM
Re: sycophantic music journalists 357 Coco 11/23/2012 01:29AM
Re: sycophantic music journalists 349 nivjourney 11/23/2012 01:36AM
Re: sycophantic music journalists 329 Coco 11/23/2012 01:57AM
Re: sycophantic music journalists 381 rocknut 11/23/2012 01:43AM
Re: sycophantic music journalists 338 gary191265 11/23/2012 01:45AM
Re: sycophantic music journalists 347 Darren In Florida 11/23/2012 02:22AM
Re: sycophantic music journalists 300 AndyC 11/23/2012 09:50PM
Re: Phil Alexander 310 rocknut 11/24/2012 02:52AM
Re: Phil Alexander 286 rickyboy999 11/24/2012 07:20AM
Re: Phil Alexander 286 rocknut 11/24/2012 07:05PM
Re: Phil Alexander 250 rocknut 11/24/2012 07:20PM
Nope, it was definitely Phil Alexander 235 rocknut 11/24/2012 09:21PM
Re: Nope, it was definitely Phil Alexander 249 rickyboy999 11/25/2012 04:00AM
Re: Nope, it was definitely Phil Alexander 222 rocknut 11/25/2012 04:03AM
Re: Phil Alexander 300 Wardy 11/24/2012 07:50AM
View From the Bar (Kerrang!) 326 Ydde 11/23/2012 08:27PM
Re: View From the Bar (Kerrang!) 280 rocknut 11/24/2012 02:49AM
I've actually been in Kerrang!!! 317 RAMSAY 11/24/2012 04:03AM
Re: I've actually been in Kerrang!!! 295 rocknut 11/24/2012 04:07AM
Re: I've actually been in Kerrang!!! 250 Tony Bainbridge 11/24/2012 06:17AM
Re: I've actually been in Kerrang!!! 246 Coco 11/24/2012 06:18AM
Re: I've actually been in Kerrang!!! 233 Tony Bainbridge 11/24/2012 06:22AM
Re: "no real friends"...... 274 rocknut 11/24/2012 07:17PM
Re: I've actually been in Kerrang!!! 223 Ydde 11/24/2012 06:41PM
Re: I've actually been in Kerrang!!! 256 Coco 11/24/2012 06:07AM
Re: I've actually been in Kerrang!!! 248 Tony Bainbridge 11/24/2012 06:33AM
Re: I've actually been in Kerrang!!! 241 Coco 11/24/2012 08:12AM
And Here You Are :) 299 Coco 11/24/2012 08:11AM
Re: And Here You Are :) 256 RAMSAY 11/24/2012 08:35AM
Re: And Here You Are :) 273 Coco 11/24/2012 08:37AM
Re: And Here You Are :) 256 RAMSAY 11/24/2012 08:44AM
Re: And Here You Are :) 222 Coco 11/24/2012 09:08AM
Re: And Here You Are :) 238 RAMSAY 11/24/2012 09:13AM
Re: And Here You Are :) 245 Andrew 11/24/2012 02:07PM
Re: And Here You Are :) 221 Tony Bainbridge 11/24/2012 07:32PM
Re: And Here You Are :) 230 RAMSAY 11/24/2012 11:16PM
Re: I've actually been in Kerrang!!! 223 Chazz 11/25/2012 12:15AM
Re: sycophantic music journalists293 Wardy 11/23/2012 08:58PM
Re: sycophantic music journalists 284 rickyboy999 11/24/2012 07:23AM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 346 JJ 11/23/2012 04:52AM
Interview from Pyro sessions 327 JJ 11/23/2012 04:59AM
Re: Interview from Pyro sessions 293 rickyboy999 11/23/2012 05:13AM
Re: Interview from Pyro sessions 217 rocknut 11/24/2012 07:25PM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 305 MIKE 11/23/2012 05:43AM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 250 AndyC 11/23/2012 09:51PM
Re: Why do rock magazines never ask bands some awkward questions?? 251 MIKE 11/24/2012 08:49PM
it's about the $$$$ 231 Ydde 11/24/2012 06:50PM
Re: it's about the $$$$ 217 rickyboy999 11/25/2012 04:08AM
Re: it's about the $$$$ 210 Tony Bainbridge 11/25/2012 04:16AM


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