Saturday, July 9, 2011

Music Journalism, Onion Style

Rod Stewart Easily Passes For An Elderly Aunt

As someone who writes and reads a lot about music, I really have to stop and appreciate The Onion's latest effort (post Pulitzer campaign, I guess), which happens to be their Summer Music Issue - Digitally Remastered Journalism.

They have absolutely skewered everything and it's been hilarious. These are the headlines that you wish you could write/read (Fully Validated Kanye West Retires to Quiet Farm in Iowa) and the headlines you know probably should be written (Pitchfork Gives Music 6.8). They're brutal (Sugar Ray Thrilled to be Playing in Man's Head), ridiculous (Nation's Rappers Down to Last Two Samples or Lifelong Love Affair with Music Ends at Age 35) and many of them have a distinct air of truth (Open-Minded Music Lover Like All Kinds of Metal).

Check it out. The Onion is definitely on a roll. Also, it's your golden opportunity to hear Blues Singer's Woman Permitted to Tell her Side.

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