Best Of 2006

Best Local-Fan Uproar: The Kosmik Egg Backlash

Back in March, a review for local singer-songwriter Dylan Cowles’ eclectic project Kosmik Egg ran in our music section’s bimonthly homegrown-music review column. The review wasn’t exactly glowing, and Cowles’ friends and fans made it known they disagreed heartily with it. A letter regarding a Planet music column is a fairly infrequent thing, but we received at least a dozen angry responses to the Kosmik Egg critique. Cowles’ talent may be a matter of debate, but whether or not he has followers who believe in him is beyond argument, and that in itself is no small accomplishment.