I admire the PF writers greatly. DiS writers. But I find myself reading about 4 paragraphs before I nod off. (About halfway.)
They're writing one-hour dramas, when I'm really more into a 30 min sitcom.
Record reviews typically run about 650-950 words.
Erm, I'm thinking, more like 450 is more of the optimum word count. If "Modern Family" can run four story lines in 22 minutes, then muso's should be able to sum up a record in 450 words.
More, to writers: if this was the new norm. How would you change your writing habits? Ditch the intro? Skip the background? Shore up the track-by-track? What?