There are but few rules when working in this shadowy business called music criticism. The first one is easy: Make sure to have an unlisted phone number, so Ryan Adams isn't making crank calls to you at 4 a.m. after you slam his next three-disc opus. The second takes a bit more finesse: Unless one is reviewing a Fab Four cover band, never refer to a band or artist as "Beatles-esque." It's a safe bet that anyone working in the rock & roll medium since 1964 has been influenced by the Beatles, and relying on the "Beatles-esque" crutch is a... More >>>