Over at glossy New York culture title Bullet, Luke O’Neil has compiled a pretty exhaustive yet justified stock of tired phrases and expressions that need to be retired from music journalism.
Read the list and feel the integrity and originality you thought you possessed as writer crumble away: http://bullettmedia.com/article/music-journalism-cliches-that-need-to-be-retired-today/
I’ve only been trying to be a music journalist for just over a year and, ashamedly, I have committed at least nine of O’Neil’s cliché sins.
How many of the truisms from the list have you executed? Are there any other worn out music journalism writing staples you would like to outlaw?