Non-Hip-Hop For those of you who don't read reviews/criticism...

Started by DKC, Jul 13, 2018, in Music Add to Reading List

What are your reading habits like?

  1. I read reviews/criticism in addition to reading books AND other journalism

  2. I read reviews/criticism in addition to reading other journalism (news, interviews, etc)

  3. I read reviews/criticism in addition to reading books (novels, memoirs, other non-fic, etc)

  4. I don't read reviews/criticism, but I do read books AND other journalism

  5. I don't read reviews/criticism, but I read other journalism (news, interviews, etc)

  6. I don't read reviews/criticism, but I read books (novels, memoirs, other non-fic, etc)

  7. I don't read for pleasure at all

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  1. DKC
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    DKC hank trill

    Jul 13, 2018
    ...do you otherwise read for pleasure?

    I'm sure you've all seen a bunch of headlines saying that millennials and the iGeneration/generation z don't read. And also headlines stating that those two generations DO read, our reading habits are just different (we do a lot of our reading online via articles/thinkpieces/etc.) So I find it interesting that, as of this post, 88.3% of people on a music forum said they either never cared to read reviews or care less about reading reviews than they used to.

    I'm curious: do people here not read criticism because they're not big readers in general? Or do they legitimately just not like reading music reviews and instead read other things, whether it's other journalism or an actual book.

    Also read the poll questions carefully cuz they cover a lot of options.
     
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  2. Michael Myers
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    Michael Myers Moderator

    Jul 13, 2018
    I read reviews in addition to other journalism (books too but not that much). The books I read are more information stuff and less entertainment books.

    I read the reviews for entertainment out of interest though, like I said in the other thread.
     
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  3. Mraczewsky
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    Mraczewsky r.i.p. mac

    Jul 13, 2018
    I hate reading on computer/Mobile screen

    Even reading OP was painful, but I do read books and I think I read a lot
     
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  4. lil uzi vert stan
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    Jul 13, 2018
     
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  5. mow
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    mow long live flippa

    Jul 13, 2018
    I don't really bother reading through reviews and i don't know why, but i do try to keep up with current news and journalism (regarding hip-hop as well, of course) and i do read a book once in a while but i read quite slow.
    I would read reviews, but there's so many of them out there, and i'd rather research the artists background in another way. And i doubt reviews would change or strenghten my opinion on a certain artist/album/producer, but i find interviews and other journalism much better for that
    For example:
    Gucci Mane's autobiography made me appreciate him even more as an artist

    This Yung Lean interview made me appreciate Warlord from a completely different light

    This video didn't really change my opinion on Ziggy (was my favorite producer, still is) but was just heartwarming and interesting in general
     
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  6. Fire Squad
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    Fire Squad Boss Don Biggavel

    Jul 13, 2018
    Very much an obsessive reader for better or worse, unconsciously I could be reading a whole bunch of books/articles for hours.

    Sort of throwing caution into the wind with a question like this but, when critics are talking about instrumentations or musical terms do some of you guys feel like it's deterring to your experience as far as reading/critiquing music reviews? Sort of curious since I feel a lot of people can get overwhelmed by complicated terms & the sheer amount of music available.
     
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  7. joeyp363
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    Jul 13, 2018
    A lot of people on this forum can't read so it is skewed data. They don't have that choice of reading reviews because they can't read them. #ManHoleCovet
     
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  8. Bourbon Ben
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    Bourbon Ben Mad pooper

    Jul 13, 2018
    no
     
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  9. Sav Stanfield
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    Jul 13, 2018
    i literally spend my entire life reading. 90% journal articles tho.
     
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  10. DKC
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    DKC hank trill

    Jul 13, 2018
    no what?
     
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  11. Mraczewsky
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    Mraczewsky r.i.p. mac

    Jul 13, 2018
    Ben can't read
     
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  12. Mike Tyson
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    Mike Tyson big cuntry's alias

    Jul 13, 2018
    bro the only books i read are TEX books
     
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  13. Mike Tyson
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    Mike Tyson big cuntry's alias

    Jul 13, 2018
    Voted option 2

    For leisure:
    - I read reviews and criticisms for rap music and video games
    - I read journalism for rap music, video games, sports, and sometimes (but seldom) world news
    - I seldom read books anymore. The last one I consumed was Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson, but I listened to the audio book during a road trip. Once I'm done school and have free reading time again, I've got a backlog of books I'll work through.

    For school:
    I read text books, legal cases/decisions, case notes, news articles, just about 99% of law school is reading
     
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  14. Big Dangerous
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    Big Dangerous World Heavyweight Champion

    Jul 13, 2018
    I read reviews and criticism as it pertains to my interest, but since I've had to read so much over the years for educational purposes now I only read entertaining stuff if possible (outside of schooling)
     
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  15. Enigma
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

    Jul 13, 2018
    Yeah I read all the time. I’m a college student, it’s impossible for me not to read lol. Even outside of school though I do read news articles (all the time) & I do buy books from time to time.
     
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  16. Bourbon Ben
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    Bourbon Ben Mad pooper

    Jul 13, 2018
    i dont read books, but i read a lot of film reviews
     
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  17. Bourbon Ben
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    Bourbon Ben Mad pooper

    Jul 13, 2018
    This i f---in hate reading s--- off the computer
     
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  18. DKC
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    DKC hank trill

    Jul 13, 2018
    It’s super tough to find time to read for pleasure when you’re in school (or at least it’s hard to wanna sit down and read in your free time when you’ve just read hours for school), I really only read books in the summer while in college.
     
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  19. Cyreides
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    Cyreides gfy

    Jul 13, 2018
    I don't think I ever read for what could be considered "pleasure" at this point, more so, I just happening to be reading a lot due to forums, reddit, discord, news etc.

    Been this way for years.
     
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  20. Lil Squeed
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    Lil Squeed French Montana Stan

    Jul 13, 2018
    lol reading in 2018
     
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