"Capsule reviews have their value. Not every album is worth a 1,000-word essay, by any sane measure. A 150-word review is tricky, a little bit haiku-like, but it’s room enough to put the artist in quick context, describe generally what the album is like and its high- or low-lights, and find some witty or poetic way of summing up its essence and suggesting whether it’s worth the reader pursuing further. I found them both maddening and amusingly challenging to write."
#writing about music
Carl Wilson, an editor and music critic for The Globe And Mail in Toronto who wrote capsule reviews for Blender magazine, on NPR about capsule review of music.
Triggered by the decision of Spin to replace their capsule reviews (150-word long) by Tweets (140-character long).