Thursday, February 28, 2008

Maxim Faking CD Review

Since apparently everyone thinks you should actually listen to an album before reviewing it, Maxim magazine issued an apology for not doing that.

The frat-clown men's magazine got into hot water late last week when The Black Crowes discovered the magazine reviewed its new album despite the fact no promo copies were in existence. When the band called out the magazine for its editorial malfeasance, its representative said it was common for "educated guess previews" to stand in for actual reviews of a record its writers haven't heard yet.

Now, the magazine's flip-flopping on that stance, saying the indiscretion was nothing more than a one-time slip-up.

"It is Maxim's editorial policy to assign star ratings only to those albums that have been heard in their entirety," the rag's editor, James Kaminsky, said in a terse statement on the magazine's website. "Unfortunately, that policy was not followed in the March 2008 issue of our magazine and we apologize to our readers."

With that settled, Maxim, the music world awaits your apology for Blender.

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