Nice piece on The Word podcast abut album reviews: I’d like to add a couple of golden oldies from a long defunct magazine called Beat Instrumental. Here are a couple of excerpts from reviews by John Ford.
Music from Big Pink
‘It has that beautiful amateurish sound the Americans capture so easily.’
‘…of course, this is a chart and artistic success. And let us not forget the cover with all those lovely ladies there upon.’
I’m not quite sure which I prefer most; the ‘damning with faint praise of’ the first or the quaint use of ‘there upon’ in the second.