In the latest episode of The Next Track, Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn welcome NPR and Rolling Stone music critic Will Hermes. We take a brief stroll down memory lane, then discuss music discovery: how does a music critic, overwhelmed with choice, discover new music.
“For me to just become a nostalgia merchant; as a writer, and as a music fan, not interested.”
Discovering new music:
- Will Hermes’ website; his writing on Rolling Stone; his reviews on WNYC; All Things Considered
- Love Goes to Buildings on Fire, by Will Hermes
- NPR Music
- Uncut Magazine
- The Wire
- Rate Your Music
- Other People
- Listen to all ten albums from Brian Eno’s Obscure Records label
- Day of the Dead
- Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan
- Rock Family Trees
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