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Thumbs up for "Three Pandering Sluts and Their Music-Press Stooge" [Letters, January 28]. Finally, Mr. Albini's typically vitriolic pontifications express a point that is well-targeted and long overdue. Obviously, these musicians know how to package themselves, possess considerable business acumen, and work very, very hard, but the same can be said of the Spin Doctors, Counting Crows, and other formulaic one-trick ponies. Criticisms of this trio of artists is not a mean-spirited backlash but rather an expression of frustration for all the city's real talent that will be lucky to be heard on a seven-inch single and will remain unnoticed by sycophantic music critics.

No doubt Mr. Albini was pushing some personal buttons (as seems to be his raison d'etre), but there are plenty of music "outsiders" who heartily agree with him.

"Nora Barnacle"

N. Glenwood


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