Saturday, February 06, 2010

Fans Love 'Em, Critics Hate 'Em

Dave Matthews appearance at the Grammy's was enough to send music critics rushing to their computers to write out any snarky comment they can find. Matthews is loved by fans, and mostly hated by critics. His latest record has been a steady seller, and it's pretty good.
But he's turned into a modern day version of the Eagles or even James Taylor. Mention those names to some crits and you'll get howls of disapproval.
But Matthews, like those heritage acts, will continue to outlast all the brickbats. It's odd that I'm defending him here, considering that I've never been even a modest fan. But I see the comparison between today's crits and yesterday's. Some things never change in the crit-world.
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