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From a review of a Jimmy Webb album in the current (June) issue of Uncut:

“There are also flashes of LA light reminiscent of Steely Dan if you persevere with this weighty but ultimately rewarding disc.”

From The Rock Snob*s Dictionary, page 102:

Rewards repeated listens. Euphemistic phrase employed by rock critics to confer value upon a dubious musical work that, given the reputations involved, has to be better than it sounds.

And speaking of “flashes of light,” our tightly wound but highly entertaining blogging acquaintance Joe Clark, who works by day as a journalist and “accessibility consultant,” alerts us to a kerfuffle in Private Eye magazine over the (mis)use of the Rock Snob-standby word coruscating.

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