Chief Pop Music Critic, The New York Times
has worked as a critic for The New York Times since 1982.
He started writing about popular music with his first byline in his high-school newspaper. Pareles played keyboards and flute and was a music major at Yale, where he was the music director for the college radio station and wrote about music for the Yale Daily News. He was the reviews editor for Crawdaddy magazine, an assistant editor at Rolling Stone and the Music Editor at the Village Voice, and he was the consulting editor for the Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll. He also wrote for numerous other newspapers and magazines before becoming a critic at The New York Times.
365体育备用网址He has seen Adele rehearsing with her band, watched U2 record an album, joined Bob Dylan onstage at a Madison Square Garden sound check, gone on a marathon Berlin club crawl and paraded at Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, dressed like a rainforest. If he’s not wearing headphones and listening to new music, he’s probably at a concert.