Was 2010 The Best Year For Music Ever? American Idol Wobbles, R&B Thrives, And The '90s Rise Again →
This week, Sound of the City is hosting an epistolary roundtable on the subject of music in 2010. Five critics are involved: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Rich Juzwiak, and me. (I would have said ‘five smart critics are involved’ in that last sentence but that would seem sorta self-congratulatory, no?) Here is my first entry, in which I talk about American Idol’s rough ride, remembering the ’90s, using pre-Internet social-networking techniques to find out about music, and R. Kelly. The whole thing is here.