The Most Overused Expressions in Music Critics' Twitter Feeds: An Epic List

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It is impossible to overlook this peculiar trend any longer: A few choice words and phrases seem to be dominating many of 2011's music critiques, particularly on Twitter. Seemingly forcibly wedged into friends' and journalists' 140-characters-or-less makeshift tweet reviews, the following words and phrases are, in our opinion, played out. Consider this a hopeful word obituary of sorts; an inspiration to expand our journalistic vocabulary; a cathartic opportunity to bitch.

6. "Slayed": First of all, what's with the violence? I say, unless you are in fact writing about or describing a Slayer concert -- or Black Sabbath, or maybe Gwar -- most other acts just don't deserve to be referred to as a band that "slays." Moreover, it's nondescript, and leaves many with unnecessary gory mental images.


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7 comments
HoustonPress
HoustonPress

Dude, you used a list. Isn't that ironic? Don't ya think?

Ryan
Ryan

Blew the roof off this review!

Ramon LP4 Medina
Ramon LP4 Medina

That was Epic.  Easily the most Face-melting, sick piece of prose I’ve read all year – it slayed. Imean it, you literally killed it.

SVB
SVB

You forgot "Amazing" - pronounce UH-meh-zing. It always seems to be a word used to describe boring indie music. Such as a girl with a talk/sing voice over a ukulele or some band with an animal name and a nautical reference.

Neph Basedow
Neph Basedow

It's like rai-ee-ain on your wedding day.

John Seaborn Gray
John Seaborn Gray

You're telling me that you, of all people, aren't a fan of The Squirrel Mast?

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