flogging the deadest of the dead horses

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    What is music writing 'cool' today?

    Music writers, at least the bulk of them, want mostly to be cool. What are the tenets of that 'cool' today? What are the beliefs and attitudes they conform to in order to be cool? Are these doctrines converging, waxing self-confident? Is conformity of opinion / personality itself becoming cool...
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    Structural conservatism in post-ardkore dance music

    Stop me if this idea is as boring as the thread title The first dance music that I bought on vinyl and regularly mixed and raved to was drum n bass - which was structurally speaking extremely formulaic and predictable. It almost always went more or less like this: INTRO (64 bars, say) / FIRST...
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