J. D. Considine

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J. D. Considine
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Considine in 2010
Born1957 (age 64–65)
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] Considine appeared regularly on the VH1 show Four on the Floor which aired from 1994 to 1996, and earned a Cable Ace nomination.[2][3]


From 1979 to 1996, Considine wrote for Rolling Stone.[4] 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.[5][6] He later became jazz critic at The Globe and Mail.[7]

In the 1980s, Considine wrote for Musician. It was here that Considine coined the term "cowboy pop" in his review of Rubber Rodeo's 1984 album Scenic Views.[8] In a 1990 review published in Rolling Stone, J. D. Considine famously criticized Phil Collins' album ...But Seriously, arguing that "Collins was a lot more fun — and effective — when he was frivolous."[9] Seven months after the publication of the review, Phil Collins addressed Considine's claim directly in an interview published in Musician Magazine.[10][11]


  1. ^ Considine, J. D. (November 14, 2004). "Big in Japan, but Made in the U.S.A." The New York Times.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Hinckley, David (December 3, 1995). "VH1's Spotlight Puts Harris on 'Floor'". Daily News. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "J. D. Considine". Rolling Stone.
  5. ^ "Articles, interviews and reviews from J.D. Considine: Rock's Backpages". www.rocksbackpages.com. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  6. ^ "Author Archive for J.D. Considine". Revolver. Archived from the original on 2015-01-02. Retrieved 2015-01-02.
  7. ^ Considine, J.D. (May 31, 2013). "Salvant shows off her effortless talent". The Globe and Mail.
  8. ^ Considine, J.D. (1984). "Rubber Rodeo — Scenic Views". Musician. 70: 100.
  9. ^ Considine, J. D. (1990-01-11). "But Seriously". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  10. ^ "Front Man: Phil Collins. By J.D. Considine : Articles, reviews and interviews from Rock's Backpages". www.rocksbackpages.com. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  11. ^ Considine, J. D. (July 1990). "Front Man: Phil Collins". Musician. Amordian Press (140): 7.

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