I Love Music

I Love Music

I Love Music (ILM) is an Internet popular music forum started by pop critic Tom Ewing in August 2000 as an adjunct to his music website, [http://freakytrigger.co.uk Freaky Trigger] . [http://www.ilxor.com/faq.html "ILXor.com FAQ"] , Retrieved on 2007-08-22]

Notable posters have included Momus, [ [http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/momus/ocky-milk.htm Momus - Ocky Milk - Review - Stylus Magazine ] ] Simon Reynolds, PappaWheelie, Philip Sherburne, Drew Daniel of Matmos and The Soft Pink Truth, [http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/pop_playground/rockism-revised.htm Rockism Revised - Pop Playground - Stylus Magazine ] ] John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, [ [http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0413,sinagra,52219,22.html village voice > music > Mountain Goats by Laura Sinagra ] ] Frank Kogan, Ned Raggett, [ [http://blissout.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html blissblog: 04/01/2007 - 05/01/2007 ] ] former "The Wire" editor Mark Sinker, former "Village Voice" music editor Chuck Eddy, Peter Chung (creator of Æon Flux) and Fluxblog author Matthew Perpetua.fact|date=July 2007

I Love Music shares server space with its sister board, I Love Everything, which was introduced in June 2001. Several other boards contained on the site have sprung up in the years since including All Noise Dude Summertime Fun Board and Pickle Bar, Cape of Good Hope, I Love Books, I Love Games, I Love NFL, [http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Subjectivisten De Subjectivisten] and the extra-top-secret Curtis's Borad. [ [http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/index.jsp ILX2 ] ]

The 2001 ILX compilation "Do Not Listen (If You Hate Us)" featured songs from regular contributors (such as the Pinefox, Chaki, Vietgrove and the Dayglo Fishermen) to the I Love Music message board.fact|date=July 2007 A second volume followed and a third volume was made available in June 2007, having been suggested and then co-ordinated by ILX regular Mark Grout.fact|date=July 2007

As of February 2007, ILX is hosted on a server (paid for by board users) in Canada and sponsored by PaperThinWalls.

Press coverage

Guardian Unlimited described ILM as "a hugely popular discussion board where music bloggers swap ideas and insults." [cite news
title=Talkin' my language
publisher=Guardian Unlimited
] ILM has been mentioned in "The New York Times" as a "critic-infested" site. [cite news
title=The Rap Against Rockism
work=The New York Times
] "Entertainment Weekly" ranked ILM 14th on its list of the 25 best music websites. [cite news
title=The 25 Best Music Websites
work=Entertainment Weekly
date=May 22, 2006
] A thread from I Love Music was published in the music writing annual "Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002". [ [http://ilx.wh3rd.net/thread.php?msgid=1452946 "NYLPM response: The Strokes Coverage"] thread on ILM, reprinted in "Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002" ISBN 0-306-81166-9] An ILM thread on M.I.A. was mentioned in articles about her that appeared in Slate and The Guardian. [ [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/fridayreview/story/0,12102,1464842,00.html Fighting talk | | Guardian Unlimited Arts ] ] [ [http://www.slate.com/id/2115958/ The new album from the Sri Lankan sensation M.I.A. - By Jon Caramanica - Slate Magazine ] ]


External links

* [http://ilx.wh3rd.net/newanswers.php?board=2 I Love Music]
* [http://www.freakytrigger.co.uk/ Freaky Trigger]
* [http://base58.com/ilx/ilm/ilmroughguide.html I Love Music Rough Guides] – "recommendations as compiled by various ILM posters"

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