: I like the bit where he tells John to change
: his opinions on music so that he can be more
: unique. How much of a hipster can one be.
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: Shockingly, even now after all these years,
: there are still those out there yelling
: "Starostin clone".
: "I stumbled across your site and spent
: about 2 hours reading various parts of it.
: It's clear you're intelligent; I'd encourage
: you to find your own voice.
: Your site reads so much like Starostin's
: that it's not worth reading any more of it.
: Both formally (merged rating systems and
: almost identical band star ratings) and
: substantively (e.g., 'your' praise of the
: Beatles or 'your' opinion that David Gilmour
: is too calculated). To paraphrase Starostin,
: why would I listen to Marillion when I could
: listen to Genesis? He does it better - and
: has way way more of it - than you.
: I think if you came up with your own format,
: your own write-up, criteria, etc., you could
: have a site worth reading on its own merits.
: Maybe try deviating from common opinion too
: (how "pantheonic" can "Blonde
: on Blonde" really be with defects like
: "I Want You" or "Absolutely
: Sweet Marie"?).
: Get your own voice - my bet is it'd be a
: good read."
: There's a lot of stupidity in there, but the
: most noticeable bit is where he calls
: "I Want You" a defect. More like
: the best song on the album, IMO.
: But now we can all lovingly refer to John as
: Marillion personified, so that's nice
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