Best Music Writing 2009

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Greil Marcus, Daphne Carr
Da Capo Press, 2009 - Music - 365 pages
10 Reviews
Best Music Writing has faithfully collected the year’s most compelling writing on music for a decade now, so it’s appropriate this special edition be guest-edited by one of the best-known writers on music and popular culture, Greil Marcus, author of Lipstick Traces, Mystery Train, Like a Rolling Stone, and other groundbreaking excursions into the very fabric of music, America, and beyond.

As always, Series Editor Daphne Carr has culled an impressively wide range of essays, profiles, news articles, interviews, creative non-fiction, fiction, book reviews, long-format reviews, blog posts, and journal articles on music and music culture, from rock and hip-hop to R&B and jazz to pop, blues, and more. Writers who have been published in Best Music Writing include Alex Ross, Jonathan Lethem, Ann Powers, Dave Eggers, Susan Orlean, and more.

  

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User Review  - theanalogdivide - LibraryThing

One of the better editions I've read in this series. The first few essays - particularly the piece on Lil Wayne's effect on New Orleans schoolchildren - are completely brilliant. Four Carrie ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kyle - Goodreads

Enjoyed most of this, especially the piece on DJs popularity in Europe, the New Orleans/Lil' Wayne piece and the Girl Talk analysis. Pretty good stuff, if a little scattered. Read full review

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Contents

AIDIN VAZIRI 1
1
DAVID RAMSEY 3
3
JOSHUA CLOVER 15
15
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN 26
26
JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN 29
29
DAVID REMNICK 54
54
JODY ROSEN 80
80
ANN POWERS 86
86
J BENNETT 98
98
VANESSA GRIGORIADIS 115
115
W DAVID MARX AND NICK SYLVESTER 142
142
JACE CLAYTON 160
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MICHAEL PISARO 174
174
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN 180
180
JONATHAN LETHEM 183
183
YUVAL TAYLOR 189
189

JOSH EELLS 88
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About the author (2009)

Greil Marcus is the author of Lipstick Traces. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Daphne Carr is a music journalist and scholar who lives in Manhattan and can be found on the Web at funboring.com.

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