Most of the reaction from ambient artists is fairly negative of the whole thing. Siavash Amini saying the following:
Actually I love most of the choices on the P4K list & obviously there are very different albums I love that are not there, but that
s not the point ; My problem is that we have to summarize a vast genre into best/good/worst to get peoples attention. It
s like 10 best ways/to get killer abs approach. Although its informational & necessary for some writers to guide people who are new to some genre, or list the year
s unmissable albums, but its absolutely laughable to come up with such titles for it. It`s great to write about something you like, love or truly believe in. But finding the authority in yourself/to name your article Best… of ALL TIME ( and with such limited diversity of writers, for example gender wise- 12 male and 1 female), is a bit too much.
I agree with him completely, but also feel like this is just the way a lot of music journalism is and has been for the last ten years or so? Bit depressing.