There have always been music critics, since the oldest of times up until now. Perhaps they were always called critics, but they have always been around, and now they make a good living from criticizing others work and then letting the masses know if it is worth listening to or not. I will be outlining and discussing about some prominent music a critic who has in time past been the best at what they do. Although this list may be different from another person’s perspective, like I always say, it is all by matters of choice. But still, there are some facts that can never be over emphasized. Below are the best music critics of all time. Both in time past and in the present.
Claude Debussy: alongside with Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy who is a French composer was one of the most prominent persons who was known for his impressionist music, which he himself disliked using the term or when it is being applied to his composition. In 1903, he was made the Chevalier of the Legion of Honours in France his native town, and was among the most influential composers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Patrick Stump: he is known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, an American singer and songwriter, a musician who also is record producer, an actor and also a music critic. He is best known for his lead vocalist role, he is a guitarist, a pianist, and also the composer of fall out Boy and Band from Wilmette Illinois. He embarked on a solo career as a side project during the fall out boy’s hiatus. Stump has been credited for being a soulful vocalist suitable for R&B, etc.
Robert Alexander Schumann: he was a German composer and a very influential music critic. He was formerly a student of law, who left the study of law with the intention of pursuing his career as a virtuoso pianist, after being assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the best pianist ever in the whole of Europe. Unfortunately, an injury cut short his dream and brought it to a halt. He then focused on his musical composition and he was known as one of the greatest composer of the Romantic era.
Robert Christgau: apart from being the self-acclaimed “Dean of American Rock Critic”, Robert is also an American essayist and a musical journalist. His terse capsule publications in 1969 t0 2013 in his consumer guild column is also one of his area of strength. He spent about 37 years as a musical editor for the Village voice and that was the time during which he was able to create the famous Pazz & Jop polls that holds annually.
Cesar Cui: a Russian composer and a very significant critic of the French and Lithuanian descent, Cesar was an army officer and a teacher specialized in fortification. His life has a particular significance of music and he is known as a member of The Five, a small group of Russian composers led by Mily Balakirev.