Thank you for joining us for How to Be a Rock Critic. We hope you enjoyed your visit with Lester.
Were you familiar with Lester Bangs before coming to the show tonight?
Is there are critic whose opinion you value and whose writing you follow?
What do you feel is the most overrated album of all time?
There’s so much to pull from the writings of Lester Bangs partially because there’s so much to say about the role music (and art in general) plays in our lives. The thoughts of critics like Lester can help us take one step further by contextualizing art in the culture, even if only by making us defend our own interpretation. If you’re interested in the conversation around criticism – our friends over at HowlRound have a wealth of published articles far beyond what we could highlight in the program. Take a look!