‘*1/2’ a critique of rock criticism in North America

@article{Mcleod200112AC,
  title={‘*1/2’ a critique of rock criticism in North America},
  author={Kembrew Mcleod},
  journal={Popular Music},
  year={2001},
  volume={20},
  pages={47 - 60}
}
As a particular type of gatekeeper, rock critics play a significant role in shaping the representations of artists for an admittedly small, but influential, population, as well as establishing an artist's place in music history. In Sound Effects, Simon Frith (1983) maintains that rock critics are ‘opinion leaders’ and are the ‘ideological gatekeepers’ of the community for which they write. Additionally, I argue that rock critics function as Gramscian ‘organic intellectuals’ who articulate the… 

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