Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times articulates the idea of where a relationship between an artist and critic should actually be. Hilburn raises some incredibly insightful points. While a couple are even a tad cynical for me, the logic and reason is undeniable from experience. It is sad to somewhat lump all artists into one pot for as each has a unique voice so should your experience be with that artist but...it is what it is.
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