Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Struggling for words

To claim that a previously untouchable artist has gone into seemingly irreversible decline is to open yourself up to accusations of musical snobbery - the old "You only like their early albums, before they were mainstream" schtick. So it would be helpful to have a clear yardstick by which that decline could be measured or judged. Kiernan Maletsky of Village Voice appears to have found a good one for Lil Wayne: his waning creative powers with regard to similes.

(Thanks to Sam for the link.)

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