This weeks NYT Popcast has a fascinating discussion between Ben Sisario and one of my favorite writers, Nik Cohn. Really good insights into how the times influenced Cohn’s review in The Times back in ’68. I found myself nodding in agreement and saying “Yes! You put your finger on it!” The White Album, Heard in 1968 and Pronounced Boring. And Now?
PS: You’ve heard the term “He’s got a face fit for radio”? Well, Jon Pareles has a voice fit for the newspaper. Someone really needs to help him with microphone / headphone technique and perhaps give him a nice expectorant… But if you struggle through his review the Sisario / Cohn conversation is well worth it.