Ed Driscoll

THE ANTI-REVIEW: While Rolling Stone

THE ANTI-REVIEW: While Rolling Stone ushered in the genre of “rock journalism” in the late 1960s, it, and the magazines that followed, also ushered in the genre of the anti-review. The anti-review typically happened when either (a) the writer was handed an album so outside his ken that he had no idea what to say about it and blocked, or (b) hated the album so much that he decided to simply make stuff up in a pique of condescending anger mixed with wild improvisation.

With that in mind, over at Blogcritics.org, I look at one of the great anti-reviews of all time, Creem’s 1970 anti-review of Led Zep III.