I am worried that once Rolling Stone goes to a normal size magazine that it will only include advertisements and "preaching to the choir" political commentaries. However I will still read it for the reviews and continue to ignore them completely and listen to what I please.
If anyone is into Indie Rock there is a good magazine I've been reading for a while called Paste
. Each issue comes with a CD with 15 songs on it that are lesser known bands. Each issue I definitely pick-up at least 2 new bands I've never heard of before.
Lastly, for those that say music is no good anymore, that is just not true. The issue is that Pop music and traditional rock music is no longer good. It does take more of an effort to discover good bands, but they are out their in abundance. On Sirius Satellite Radio check out Channel 26 Left of Center
. You will find music that is pleasing to the ear and mind.