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02-26-08, 02:00 PM #1
Maxim Magazine Says Sorry
NEW YORK - Maxim magazine has apologized for publishing a negative review of the Black Crowes' new album by a writer who hadn't listened to the whole CD.
The review in Maxim's March issue gives the Crowes' "Warpaint" a rating of two-and-a-half stars out of five. The band posted an exasperated statement on its Web site last week saying the Maxim writer hadn't heard the entire album because advance copies weren't available. The Crowes' manager, Pete Angelus, said the magazine explained that its review was an "educated guess."
Maxim editorial director James Kaminsky responded Tuesday with this statement: "It is Maxim's editorial policy to assign star ratings only to those albums that have been heard in their entirety. Unfortunately, that policy was not followed in the March 2008 issue of our magazine and we apologize to our readers."
A spokeswoman for the magazine contacted by The Associated Press declined to say whether the writer would face disciplinary action.
"Warpaint," the Black Crowes' first album in seven years, is set for release March 4. The blues-rock group, fronted by Chris Robinson, has released only one song from the disc, "Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution."
The band's hits include "Hard to Handle" and "She Talks to Angels."
02-26-08, 02:14 PM #2
They're a magazine
They can publish what they want.
If they want to say an album sucks because they heard one song on the album and didn't like it, they can!No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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02-26-08, 03:44 PM #3
Well, yes and no...
Can they? Sure, they did.
The damage they can do to album sales would seem to carry with it a certain responsibility to at least listen to the damn thing before they run their mouths.I'm your huckleberry...
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I agree who cares. Who are the Black Crowes?
02-26-08, 04:36 PM #5
so now they will "listen" to the whole album and then give it 1 1/2 stars instead."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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02-26-08, 05:06 PM #6
It's been my experience that if a critic does not like some music or a movie, then I should listen/watch it because I will like it. "No Country for Old Men" won a lot of awards but I HATED the end of it. That made the rest of it suck IMO.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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02-26-08, 05:17 PM #7
At least they had the balls to suck up their pride and say sorry...Calm Like A Bomb...
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