We've been doing this long enough that we can spot a journalist or blogger who is just phoning it in, who crib from our press releases, juggle it around and rush out the door to get to the bar 5 minutes sooner.
Thus, it always does our hearts good to read a piece by someone who is obviously OVERCOME by something, who writes with a giddy passion. Check out THIS in depth review of Lydia's new album Indestrucible Machine in PopMatters.com.
Here's just a couple of the highlights:
"If you believe in Rock 'N' Roll, you pray for people like Lydia Loveless."
"Indestructible Machine is as good as anything I've heard this year and marks the true, and truly defiant, arrival of what could be a serious talent… This music is razor sharp but bluntly honest, witty, massively entertaining, and often crushingly swoonsome… A riot starr is born! But God help us, this one's gonna be trouble."
Wethinks he likes it!