Sebuah link akan tulisan yang bagus dari Alex Ross, kritikus musik The New Yorker tentang proses dan pekerjaan sebagai kritikus. Layak dibaca.
Something that I find very common is the assumption that critics are principally there to deliver a judgment on a performance; ranking the performance, rating the performance.[…]
What matters, in the review, is it is a work of reporting, it is a work of journalism. Something happened, in the form of a musical event, and the critic is a reporter observing this event, and trying to capture it in prose.[…]
I think critics give a context; it’s probably the most important thing that we do.