Beast of Burden
I think the best music writer around at the moment is thirdform.
I like Neil kulkarni's writing but then he has terrible taste. You read his reviews and think fucking hell that sounds amazing must check that one out. Then you give it a listen and it's dogshit.
But taste isn't necessary for good writing. May be many of the best writers had bad taste actually.
The writing at the quietus is shocking. One of the problems with the Internet is it encourages 'long form' pieces which should be edited to a quarter of their length.
I listened to tortoise on a long car journey a few months back. It was close to unlistenable. Middle management dinner jazz
We were a very strange lot back in the late 90s or whenever it was, listening to tortoise. It was like a collective hallucination.
Taylor Parkes writing in When Saturday Comes is better than anything Luka could ever do.
And Luka is definitely more of a drip than Clive Martin. Luka isn't even from London... he's a gay middle class guy from New Zealand LOL.
Taylor Parkes is excellent journalist but I don't want to endorse your post because you're being a prick.
Re-read this by him recently and was very impressed - it's Corbyn criticism so you guys might need to get the Kleenex ready - but it's very good:
(Context of re-reading was listening to Oz Katerji's podcast, Corbyn - the post mortem. The most recent episode with Taylor was one of the most "I feel seen" moments I've ever experienced, Taylor talking about getting called all the usual Blairite neoliberal warmonger bollocks for suggesting that Jeremy Corbyn might not be so great a choice at the old PM role).