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Back in the early 2000's when the internet was starting to become more widely used, I was asked to write some "humorous content" for a webzine. I decided to do album reviews for them. They were, at the time, rather popular but prompted some genuine enquiries from people including one bloke in Argentina who wanted to know if the Jean Michel Jarre album I reviewed was a bootleg as he couldn't find it anywhere. For a brief bit of context, I come from a generation that read Melody Maker, NME, Sounds etc and saw the emergence of several music journalists who thought they had some great literary prowess.  My view when reading most of them was “shut up with the bollocks and tell me if the album is any good or not”. Don’t get me wrong – there are some great music writers whose reviews and features I will always read, regardless of whether I like the artist or not – but many writers see a review as an excuse to show off their prose 'style' without actually assisting th