Best Music Scribing of 2008

Jason Gross has published his annual Best Music Scribing Awards. A ton of great stuff I missed last year, including Paul Ford‘s “Six Word Reviews of 763 SXSW MP3s” which is as overwhelming and awesome as you can imagine…at least for the first couple dozen that I made it through. (For those who don’t recall, Ford is the guy who invented our dearly beloved Gary Benchley.)

Gross’ choices of winners are impeccable, but his introduction is depressing and gloomy. Yeah, we know: print is doomed, writers are sloppy and lazy, partnerships are attractive, and technological innovation might some day end up being promising. Boo hoo. At least we elected Obama, right?

Previously: 2007, 2005, 2004, and 2003 (when GLONO got a nod).

MP3: Apes – “Beat of the Double” (Paul Ford’s review: “Son, you’re damaging your vocal cords.”)

Update: Turns out those were just the “bronze medal” winners. The silver and gold medal winners are up now.

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