Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Is Stephen Merritt a Racist?

Sasha Frere-Jones (New Yorker) and Jessica Hopper (Chicago Reader) think so. But John Cook of Slate thinks they are wrong to judge a man by his record collection and dislike for Outkast and Justin Timberlake. Yes, Justin Timberlake. It's an interesting if inconclusive read. It would have been nice to hear what Merritt has to say about it because we're just left wondering which brainy music critic to believe. And everyone knows you can't trust a brainy music critic.

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