Gather round, everyone, and have a seat on the reading rug. We have some music-related articles to feast your eyes upon today. The first is a Pitchfork essay that shows how the line between style and substance is constantly getting more and more blurry, and how bands now give off an everyman vibe instead of glamming it up to garner attention. Is it possible that artists are actually bigger critics than the people who write about their music? Are the days where musicians created myths about themselves (we're looking at you, Bob Dylan) really over? Read the piece to find some answers:
Elsewhere, the New York Times sports a couple interesting articles. In the first, a reporter talks with former Steely Dan member Donald Fagen about his new album, Morph the Cat, which was written in the wake of September 11th. In the second, the Sunday magazine section takes an extensive look at excellent rock collective Broken Social Scene and the Toronto music scene the band sprang from.
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