J. D. Considine

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J. D. Considine
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Considine in 2010
Born1957 (age 60–61)
OccupationMusic critic

J. D. Considine (born 1957) is a music critic who has been writing about music professionally since 1977.


J. D. Considine's work has been published in numerous newspapers and music magazines, and he has contributed to several books.[1] From 1979 to 1996, Considine wrote for Rolling Stone.[2]

Considine appeared regularly on the VH1 show Four on the Floor which aired from 1994 to 1996,[3] and earned a Cable Ace nomination.[4] In the 1980s, Considine wrote for Musician magazine. It was here that Considine coined the term "cowboy pop" in his review of Rubber Rodeo's 1984 album Scenic Views.[5]

Considine was on the staff of The Baltimore Sun from 1986 to the end of 2000, leaving to become managing editor and a writer for Revolver magazine.[6][7] He later became jazz critic at The Globe and Mail.[8]


  1. ^ Considine, J. D. (November 14, 2004). "Big in Japan, but Made in the U.S.A." The New York Times.
  2. ^ "J. D. Considine". Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ Hinckley, David (December 3, 1995). "VH1's Spotlight Puts Harris on 'Floor'". Daily News. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  4. ^ Margulies, Lee (September 20, 1995). "HBO Leads the Pack With 89 CableACE Nominations : Television: Nods for 'Larry Sanders,' 'Dream On' push network ahead of Showtime, which garners 36". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Considine, J.D. (1984). "Rubber Rodeo — Scenic Views". Musician. 70: 100.
  6. ^ "Articles, interviews and reviews from J.D. Considine: Rock's Backpages". www.rocksbackpages.com. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  7. ^ "Author Archive for J.D. Considine". Revolver.
  8. ^ Considine, J.D. (May 31, 2013). "Salvant shows off her effortless talent". The Globe and Mail.

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