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The not-so-hip J.D. Considine: A music critic who writes about music

Steven Ward,, May 2000

J.D. CONSIDINE has been writing about popular music since 1977. During his more than 22-year career in rock criticism, he has polarized as many of his fellow critics as enlightened the readers who follow his work. The reason: Considine has always written about the music he likes. Considine has never worried about following the rock critic pack – only praising the unheard-of and left-field alternatives so obscure, college radio DJs give you a blank stare at mere mention of the band's name.

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