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Music Videos Never in Contention for the Stylus Top 100

By: Dom Passantino

Posted 07/27/2006 - 10:57:52 AM by cwperry:
 Funny article. What is the average age of Stylus writers? What is the age group Stylus is shooting for? I ask only because there are so many references in Stylus articles to being adolescent in the late nineties. I feel like anyone over 30 just isn't even considered on Stylus sometimes. I don't mean to pick on Mr. Passantino or this article--this is more of a general observation that came to mind after seeing the "We were all 13 once" quip in the Ben Folds section. Being so age-focused really can alienate readers. It's not important to me how old the writer is--great music writing can come from teenagers--but when the context focuses on being adolescent or in high school at the release of a specific piece of music it really makes me want to check out. My whole concept of The Clash, for example, is not that I was 10 when they were current--I've moved on and can now analyze them outside of the context of my own self. That is one of my biggest problems with current Web-based music criticism--the context seems to be primarily self-oriented on the part of the writer. Again, this is a general observation and not a criticism of this article in whole or its writer.
Posted 07/27/2006 - 01:09:41 PM by bassman08:
 Nice article. But you seem to have forgotten the Trace Adkins classic "Honkey Tonk Badonkadonk." It's understandable. But requiired viewing nonetheless.
Posted 07/27/2006 - 04:55:56 PM by srkenney:
 Maybe it's just because I'm a jerk, but I think it's even more fun when you guys are being catty than when you're presenting genuinely good music.
Posted 07/27/2006 - 07:56:18 PM by bassman08:
 I might tend to agree with that.