Music reviews require a delicate balance of summary, analysis, and criticism. Like any other art, writing takes practice to master. Here are three tips for creating a well-written, insightful, music review.
- Take notes. While you are listening to the album or song, make sure you take notes. You would be surprised how quickly you forget first impressions by the end of the performance. Your notes don?t have to be super detailed, but you do want to write down anything that stands out, including things you like and don?t like.
- Avoid the emotional. When you say that you ?love? or ?hate? something, it doesn?t really tell the audience much about the subject of your writing. It really says more about you