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List of famous music critics, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top music critics in the world? This includes the most prominent music critics, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable music critics is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic music critics were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned music critics.

Items here include everything from Lester Bangs to Hector Berlioz.

From reputable, prominent, and well known music critics to the lesser known music critics of today, these are some of the best professionals in the music critic field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous music critics ever?" and "What are the names of famous music critics?" then you're in the right place. 
Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Music Critics
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Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in his native France in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed. Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of atonality. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a ...more

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Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Music Critics
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Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder; four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Kinderszenen, Album für die Jugend, ...more

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Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Music Critics
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Patrick Stump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Music Critics
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Patrick Martin Stumph, known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and composer of Fall Out Boy, an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois. Stump embarked on a solo career as a side project from Fall Out Boy during its hiatus. He has been credited for being a soulful vocalist suitable for R&B, as well as one of the best voices in pop punk, according to Billboard. With Fall Out Boy he placed singles in the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and their 2007 album Infinity on High reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with four more albums peaking in the ...more

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