Articles about Criticism

Tradition, still remains: sustainability through ruin in Vietnamese music for diversion
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2016) Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 146-171

Performing traditional music in Vietnam presents for many a decisive way to establish oneself as part of history, part of the present and a strategist of future cultural function. In this article, I describe how musicians in southern Vietnam deploy ...

'Hypocritical bullshit performed through gritted teeth': Authenticity discourses in Nickelback's album reviews in Finnish media
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 39-56

The Canadian band Nickelback has faced substantial negative feedback in the media. This article examines discourses constructed in the critiques of the band, focusing on the theme of authenticity, by analysing reviews of the band from Finnish media in the ...

Accept(ing) the other (Metallic[a]) hypermasculine image: Case studies towards an alternative understanding of hypermasculinity in the aesthetics of 1980s heavy metal
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 57-68

Machismo and other thematic representations of masculinity have informed much of the scholarly research into 1980s heavy metal's aesthetics. Although some studies have provided more substantial insights than others, the discourse has largely been shaped by scholars who criticize 1980s ...

EBacc Consultation Closes
Music Teacher (2016) Vol. 95, No. 3, pp. 10

 

Judgement Day
The Strad (2016) Vol. 127, pp. 24