A few months ago Urban Outfitters offered me a free subscription. I've enjoyed you in the past, so I took them up on their offer. I've enjoyed flipping through & noting interesting music, make-up, etc. Until now. Your July 2008 issue is crap. And this, THE MUSIC ISSUE, is supposed to be your crowning achievement. Are you purposefully alienating your over-24 demographic? Have you decided to only market to teenagers?
First of all, the myspace info boxes on every page are beyond irritating. I'm not sure what kind of deal you made with said social networking site, but give me a break. Do you really think your readers need a reminder (on every page) to check out bands on myspace for info on upcoming tour dates? This blatant marketing/advertising is insulting & annoying.
Second of all, what's with the ridiculous fashion spreads? I've been to NYC recently & no one is dressing like Madonna a la Desperately Seeking Susan or Janet Jackson circa the Control era. Give me a break. Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Seriously.
Lastly, in said THE MUSIC ISSUE, you put Scarlett Johansson on the cover. Really? Out of all the people who put out albums this year, that's who you choose?
I'm going to give you one last chance to offer up something to anyone over the age of 25 in your next issue. Otherwise, it's straight to the recycling bin for you from now on.