Saturday, March 15, 2008

Premature Examination

Maxim, evidently taking a break from offering oh-so-insightful advice on how to "Heat Up Her Halloween Outfit" (question: do women have agency - at all - in Maxim's world?), has now taken to offering music reviews of albums that aren't out yet. Oops.
Case in point: the “review” of Warpaint--the new album by THE BLACK CROWES--in the March issue of Maxim magazine. The writer--who has not heard the album since advance CDs were not made available--wrote what appears to be a disparaging assessment anyway, citing “it hasn’t left Chris Robinson and the gang much room for growth.”

Incredulously [sic], the magazine gave the album a two and a half star rating--although neither the writer nor the editor could have heard more than one song (the single “Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution”).

When approached for an explanation, the magazine described the review as “an educated guess preview.”


In an email correspondence, Maxim went on to state: "Of course, we always prefer to (sic) hearing music, but sometimes there are big albums that we don’t want to ignore that aren’t available to hear, which is what happened with the Crowes. It’s either an educated guess preview or no coverage at all, so in this case we chose the former."


RAPPER Nas was shocked when Maxim gave his new album, "N - - - - r," a 21/2-star review - because it isn't even finished yet. "I'm finishing the album now, and it will be out April 22," Nas told Page Six. Maxim has since apologized for the premature review, but Nas doesn't care.

1 comment:

Over Rated said...

I am sure the music reviewer for Maxim is from the Republican party. Only they can make such premonitions.