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Reading through the histories of both jazz and rock, I am struck again and again by the fact that although women and girls were the primary consumers of popular styles, the critics were consistently male — and more specifically that they tended to be the sort of men who collected and discussed music rather than dancing to it. Again, that is not necessarily a bad thing (some of my best friends…) but it is relevant when one is trying to understand why they loved the music they loved and hated the music they hated.

Elijah Wald, “How The Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n’ Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music.

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