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I Love Music (ILM) is an Internet popular music forum started by pop critic Tom Ewing in August 2000 as an adjunct to his music website, Freaky Trigger.

Notable posters have included Momus, Simon Reynolds, PappaWheelie, Philip Sherburne, Drew Daniel of Matmos and The Soft Pink Truth,John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, Frank Kogan, Ned Raggett, former The Wire editor Mark Sinker, former Village Voice music editor Chuck Eddy, Peter Chung (creator of Æon Flux) and Fluxblog author Matthew Perpetua.

I Love Music shares server space with its sister board, I Love Everything, which was introduced in June 2001. Several other boards contained on the site have sprung up in the years since including All Noise Dude Summertime Fun Board and Pickle Bar, I Love Books, I Love Games, I Love NFL, De Subjectivisten and the extra-top-secret Curtis's Borad.

The 2001 ILX compilation Do Not Listen (If You Hate Us) featured songs from regular contributors (such as the Pinefox, Chaki, Vietgrove and the Dayglo Fishermen) to the I Love Music message board. A second volume followed and a third volume was made available in June 2007, having been suggested and then co-ordinated by ILX regular Mark Grout.

As of February 2007, ILX is hosted on a server (paid for by board users) in Canada and sponsored by PaperThinWalls.

Press coverage

Guardian Unlimited described ILM as "a hugely popular discussion board where music bloggers swap ideas and insults." ILM has been mentioned in The New York Times as a "critic-infested" site. A thread from I Love Music was published in the music writing annual Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002. An ILM thread on M.I.A. was mentioned in articles about her that appeared in Slate and The Guardian.

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