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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    NEW YORK - Maxim magazine has apologized for publishing a negative review of the Black Crowes' new album by a writer who hadn't listened to the whole CD.
    The review in Maxim's March issue gives the Crowes' "Warpaint" a rating of two-and-a-half stars out of five. The band posted an exasperated statement on its Web site last week, saying the Maxim writer hadn't heard the entire album because advance copies were not available. The Crowes' manager, Pete Angelus, said the magazine explained that its review was an "educated guess." :eyebrow::rollno:

    Maxim editorial director James Kaminsky responded Tuesday with this statement: "It is Maxim's editorial policy to assign star ratings only to those albums that have been heard in their entirety. Unfortunately, that policy was not followed in the March 2008 issue of our magazine and we apologize to our readers."

    A spokeswoman for the magazine declined to say whether the writer would face disciplinary action when contacted by The Associated Press.

    "Warpaint," the Black Crowes' first album in seven years, is set for release March 4. The blues-rock group, fronted Chris Robinson, has released only one song from the disc, "Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution."

    The band's hits include "Hard to Handle" and "She Talks to Angels."
  2. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    And to the writer at Maxim - 0 stars!

    Dumbass .... :spit:
  3. I've given up on magazine music reviews anyway... They give rave reviews to the stuff that's popular, despite the quality of the offering, and (IME) negatively review albums that aren't in the top 100 or whatever.

    OTOH, there is the underground stuff that they review positively to stay in the graces of the "I'm into stuff that sucks, which is better than stuff that doesn't, simply because it sucks, so I can claim that you aren't deep enough to appreciate it" crowd. :rolleyes:

    Basically, the goth scene with square-framed glasses and V-necks instead of corpse paint.

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