A Personal Message to Labels Everywhere
Stop opening your one-sheets by announcing that the state of music is pretty dour but the artist whose music you yourself are putting out has somehow risen above the intolerable state of things. OK? Can you do that one thing for me, please, if not for the sake of your artists, whose promos get tossed aside by writers like, oh, me, the second we see a line about how we live in an era where music isn't really so good, but fortunately for us, some band has come along to rescue us all?
Can you please just instead describe the artist you're promoting, either in plain terms or in fancy terms, directly or ellipitically, in whatever style you like, without resorting to nonsense past-was-better-than-the-present the-present-is-so-awful aren't-we-smart-to-have-noticed stuff?
In possibly-related-but-I'll-deny-it-in-court news, this album, which has been sitting by my fireplace for months I'm pretty sure, is excellent.
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