The White Album, Heard in 1968 and Pronounced Boring. And Now?

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.

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