Who throws a shoe? Honestly? (or an Amazon.com customer review?)

Composer Jennifer Higdon has a Wikipedia entry; you can see it here.


If you want to see the "critical reception" part of the entry, you can click here.


Okay, fine. There are criticisms from Robert Battey of The Washington Post and Mark Swed of The Los Angeles Times. (I honestly don't know what I think of Mark Swed because he did bash a USC/Green Umbrella concert in LA back in the day, but he is respectable nonetheless.)


And then the third heat of musical criticism comes from...customer reviews from Amazon.com. According to Wikipedia, "Other negative comments available about Higdon's music are usually customer reviews of her CD's on various sites where one can purchase music."


Do you know what's fun about Wikipedia? Looking up the "revision history." A couple of people cleaned out the positive critical reception that was there and replaced it with customer reviews from Amazon.com.


(!?) I'm going to have a lump there, you idiot.

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