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April 16, 2010

True Vine ranks on Spin's 15 Best Indie Record Stores ... again

For the second year in a row, Baltimore vinyl hub The True Vine has ranked No. 14 on Spin magazine's list of America's 15 Best Indie Record Stores.

No offense to True Vine, but ranking No. 14 two years running seems a little odd, doesn't it? Well, that's because it's the same list as last year, pretty much word for word.

One minor detail is different -- the sentence: "In honor of the second annual Record Store Day on April 18" was changed to "In honor of the third annual Record Store Day on April 17."

Looks like Spin is aching for something -- anything -- they can write about Record Store Day. But to copy and paste something from last year and pass it off as new material? That's low, man ...

I put a call out for comment, but haven't heard anything yet. True Vine's owner, Jason Willet, was happy with the publicity, though.

"Maybe they've run out of ideas," he said. "That's funny."

UPDATE: This just in from the Spin camp:

"We updated last year’s list to reflect any changes that might have happened in the intervening 12 months. These are SPIN’s 15 favorite indie record stores. We’ve loved them in the past and we love them right now."


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Yet another reason why I pay so little attention to music journalism, and spend so much time seeing bands live.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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