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The Difference Between Maxim and the New York Times

The New York Times will run with something they’ve heard from a questionable source. Maxim will run with something they’ve never even heard:

“Warpaint,” rock group The Black Crowes’ first new release in seven years, has been given two-and-a-half stars out of five by Maxim magazine. The only problem is the magazine hadn’t actually heard the album. The review, written for the magazine’s March issue, says the new album “hasn’t left Chris Robinson and the gang much room for growth,” but Black Crowes manager Pete Angelus says the writer never heard the album because advance copies weren’t made available. In a statement on the band’s web site, Angelus writes, “When confronted with the fact that they never heard the album they are claiming to ‘review’ in their music section–with a star rating, no less–they attempt to explain that it was an ‘educated guess.’”

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