November 10, 2010

CODING

'But by coding masculine desire under the siren banner, the critic can stop short of sexist territory — discussing the band’s, yes, totally hot hippie-chick image, or worse, that the songs might encourage sensual emotions along with “feverish dreaminess.” Has America’s pro-gun, anti-condom puritanical ethics or, alternately, a liberal arts education so neutered (generally white) male writers that any frank discussion of female sexuality within music is a bad discussion? The risk of sexism (or as fearfully, sexual embarrassment after the revelation of private feelings) means reviews for bands like Warpaint will inevitably end up being condescending and — without the key ingredient of critical transparency — only halfway accurate.'
some salient points and honest writing on Warpaint, rapping about rape and more.

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