Your responsibility for Monday is to pick your own piece of music writing and explain how it gives you new insights into music that you care about. This will usually come in the form of an album review, but there are other kinds of useful music writing. Start your post with a link to the URL of the review you’ve found, then write a paragraph on the insights you gained from reading.
For example, if I wanted to read about the music of Kanye West, I might type “Yeezus reviews” into Google and get something like this:http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/18172-kanye-west-yeezus/
Pitchfork seems like a pretty good place for intelligent reviews. Billboard, Rolling Stone, Spin, and the AV Club are also good sources. I’d even accept a blog post, as long as it seems like a respectable blog (I leave it to you to make the distinction).
Here’s some examples of some writing on music that I find insightful, Nathan Rabin’s column “Then That’s What They Called Music!” (lots of swearing ahead):