An evaluation model for music criticism in The Netherlands
April 2018 - December 2023
This research into popular music criticism in The Netherlands aims to research how criticism is formulated in terms of content. Which evaluation domains are important, can the criticism be categorized and does the argumentation differ per period and per musical style? I look at the reviews in five different Dutch magazines in also five different time periods. Those magazines and periods/genres are nederbeat in Hitweek (60s), punk in OOR (70s), postpunk in Vinyl (80s), dance in Bassic Groove (90s) and metal in Aardschok (90s-00s). The common denominator of these magazines is that they can be located between mainstream and underground, a hybrid area that is sometimes called the alternative mainstream.
Criticism, music, evaluation domains
Alex van der Hulst, email@example.com