Curious to hear if the rest of you also reads less reviews today compared to 15 years ago?
I must admit I never read many reviews in the first place. I kinda knew what I was after, and the rest was a matter of exploring on my own (sometimes hitting home base, sometimes not).
Same here, of course nowadays with samples and promos heavily available, I rarely get an album that disappoints. I do like to read reviews of current scores out of curiosity and to see if I'm still in touch with the general soundtrack community opinion, but I do realize a lot of those reviewers are a lot older and obviously have their favorite periods and genres of music they like to hear in a score and dismiss everything else as sonic garbage. I guess I like reading those reviews because I like to read horror novels
Whatever happened to Paul Place? He seemed to have disappeared after alieniating pretty much everyone on the Goldsmith Society committee (although personally I never had a problem with him)?
Good question. He certainly seems opinionated in that film (and I disagree with some of his viewpoints), but that's a good thing. The issue, however, is HOW one chooses to express said opinion. On that, I have no opinion, as I don't know the man.