Critical Failure Looks at Popular Music

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With music festival season upon us, it’s a good time to chat with four music reviewers - Lawrie Zion, Mikey Cahill, Clem Bastow and Chris Johnston - as they look at how reviewing has changed. With an explosion in online music they give examples of people who are doing it well - including Twitter reviewer Chris Weingarten and a recent interview/novella on the recording of Gareth Liddiard solo record published as The World According to Gaz. Plus there’s a look at how music reviews are written, who the critics are writing for and Bastow’s controversial condemnation of Australian band Jet.