Is this the end for printed CD reviews?

Is this the end for printed CD reviews?


norman lebrecht

January 11, 2012

(courtesy Digital Music News)


  • Barry Johnstone. says:

    Perhaps people are far too polite to complain!

  • Martin Locher says:

    Papers are indeed not where I look for CD reviews. Websites like Amazon offer buyer comments or publishers like the CD’s page to reviews and in addition to that, if needed search engines offer various insights.

    Or like someone told me almost 10 years ago, when I used to travel with 3 newspapers in my baggage: I only need newspapers for page 3 (the one with the naked lady) everything else, I already know.

  • Joep Bronkhorst says:

    If I were looking for CD reviews, LA Weekly is not the first place I’d look. A bona fide music magazine, on the other hand…

  • Tom Moore says:

    Fanfare will be around for a while yet.

  • Spencer Means says:

    Fanfare now arrives like a brick in the mail. It’s been my favorite review medium for a long time, but now, physically, it is beginning to turn me off. It should go on line and save a tree (per copy). Sorry, folks, but, as with the CD itself, the end is in sight.

  • Like others, I usually look for CD or book reviews on Amazon and E-commerce sites. Media publishing companies are having a hard time to survive. Just take a look at Borders and Barnes & Nobles….we are in the digital era. It’s faster, cheaper, and environmental friendly.

  • SB says:

    Sorry to say that “buyer comments” are not properly, in my opinion, “reviews”. This is a great misunderstandig due to Amazon et similia.