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There’s no question that negative reviews are far more fun to read than their postiive counterparts. Jim DeRogatis clearly agrees, since he edited a collection of disparaging essays about the canonized classic rock albums, Kill Your Idols. And now, DeRo rips it to the Killers in a review in their hometown newspaper: Alas, working with … Continue reading The Killers are "Clarence Clemons on Ecstasy and Viagra"
Chicago Sun-Times pop music critic Jim DeRogatis takes a look back to the promising music scene in Chicago in the mid-90s: The curse of alternative nostalgia: What the heck happened to the Class of ’93? For those of you too young to remember or too otherwise occupied to give a shit at the time, the … Continue reading Whatever happened to the Chicago Alternative Class of 1993?
Apparently, video evidence of the crime, a weak defense, incredible media scrutiny, and really dopey looking hair braids aren’t enough to convict a guy of buggery in Chicago. Six years after being charged with making and starring in a child porn video, R&B superstar R. Kelly was found not guilty today by a Cook County … Continue reading R. Kelly Acquitted
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Kill Your Idols – “A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics.” A collection of all negative reviews!
Chicago Sun-Times rock critic Jim DeRogatis releases a collection of his musings on the alternative ’90s. Glorious Noise’s Stephen Macaulay thinks Milk It! is a worthwhile read.
A piece of Kurt Cobain by Jim DeRogatis.
My Britney problem — and yours – a great article about Ms. Spears by Jim DeRogatis.