To clear up any confusion one might have over music journalism or musical criticism from yours truly: I, when I dislike an album, am never saying do not listen to it. Of course you should listen to it! You have your own opinion and since you’re here, I assume you’d like to know mine. I’m not trying to be hurtful or pessimistic or rude. I’m simply stating what I believe and it’s as subjective as music itself. Listen to everything I post, if you’d like. Especially when there is a link. Music touches people and moves people in a myriad ways that I can only muse about. What I say here isn’t set in stone: I don’t have that big of an ego. Perspective changes everday, mine included. Music is never worthless. Music is my life. Music transcends infinitely. We are music and I just want to share it.
Excerpt from the Wikipedia Page on Criticism:
To criticize does not necessarily imply “to find fault”, but the word is often taken to mean the simple expression of disapproval. Often criticism involves active disagreement, but it may only mean “taking sides”. It could just be an exploration of the different sides of an issue. Fighting is not necessarily involved. Criticism is often presented as something unpleasant, but it need not be. It could be friendly criticism, amicably discussed, and some people find great pleasure in criticism (“keeping people sharp”, “providing the critical edge”). Another meaning of criticism is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature, artwork, film, and social trends (see the article links below). The goal of this type of criticism is to understand the possible meanings of cultural phenomena, and the context in which they take shape. In so doing, the attempt is often made to evaluate how cultural productions relate to other cultural productions, and what their place is within a particular genre, or a particular cultural tradition.