RIP: Blender Magazine

Written by Scott Mervis on .

Blender magazineBlender Magazine announced today that it will cease print publication after its April issue, which features Kelly Clarkson on the cover.

Maybe Rolling Stone and Spin will go back to fewer, more in-depth reviews, but probably not.

The aggressive Blender style of reviewing 100 albums with just a paragraph most likely will stick as one of its legacies.

Among its other marks on the pop-music industry is the babe on the cover and the sensational, attention-grabbing list, like the 50 Most Sleazy Moments in Rock and the 50 Worst Songs of All Time, which included "The Sounds of Silence."

The one I remember most is the "50 Worst Artists in Music History," which nailed both The Doors and Mick Jagger.

Folks who can't live without such nonsense can still find it online at

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