Anthony Fantano is an American YouTuber, music critic, journalist, vlogger, and musician known for his music-related YouTube channel The Needle Drop and its companion website. His website and YouTube videos discuss and review a variety of music genres, including, but not limited to pop, hip hop, rock, metal, indie, electronic, folk, jazz, and experimental. In 2020, a New York Times profile named Fantano “probably the most popular music critic [of the current era].”