Best Music Writing 2008 (Google eBook)

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Nelson George, Daphne Carr
Da Capo Press, 2008 - Literary Collections - 347 pages
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The ninth entry in the acclaimed series celebrating the best writing on every style of music, from rock to hip-hop, R&B to jazz, pop to blues, and more.

Best music writing is the definitive guide to the year in music writing, an annual feast of essays, missives, and musings on every musical style by critics, novelists, and musicians themselves. Culled from publications ranging from blogs to the New Yorker, the 2008 edition captures a year in music writing as diverse and riveting as the music it illuminates.

Writers who have appeared in Best Music Writing include: Greil Marcus, Sarah Vowell, Nick Tosches, Jonathan Lethem, Dave Eggers, David Rakoff, David Hadju, Lenny Kaye, The Onion, Gary Giddins, Jessica Hopper, Luc Sante, Kelefa Sanneh, David Byrne, Daphne A. Brooks, Jody Rosen, Anne Midgette, Sasha Frere-Jones, Elizabeth Méndez Berry, Alex Ross, Touré, Lynn Hirschberg, Chuck Klosterman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jay McInerney, Elvis Costello, Susan Orlean, Mike Doughty, Lorraine Ali, and many more.

  

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User Review  - patronus11 - LibraryThing

The eminent "Dean" of Rock Critics takes the helm of the series, and if it's not the best edition yet (Matt Groening's and Mary Gaitskill's outings were also tops), it may be the most fun. Several ... Read full review

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Once upon a time there was a genre called rock and it was given more than 6 pages in a 370 page music anthology … this isn't that story. There are a few interesting (and odd/random) pieces in here ... Read full review

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Contents

CARL WILSON 1
1
BILL WASIK 7
7
CLIVE THOMPSON 22
22
JEFF WEISS 35
35
DANYEL SMITH 39
39
NOAH BERLATSKY 49
49
SOLVEJ SCHOU 53
53
BEN SISARIO 56
56
JEFF SHARLET 169
169
LARRY BLUMENFELD 182
182
DAVID KAMP 189
189
MATT ROGERS 211
211
OLIVER WANG 231
231
SAM KASHNER 236
236
SEAN NELSON 261
261
JODY ROSEN 267
267

BRANDON PERKINS 62
62
JONATHAN CUNNINGHAM 73
73
NADIA PFLAUM 87
87
ANN POWERS 99
99
NIKI DANDREA 103
103
J BENNETT 115
115
ERIC PAPE 127
127
ANDY TENNILLE 138
138
MARKE B 148
148
PHIL SUTCLIFFE 159
159
ALAN LIGHT 271
271
ALEX ROSS 281
281
GARY GIDDINS 299
299
DAVID MARGOLICK 303
303
CRAVEN ROCK 307
307
TOM EWING 321
321
Other Notable Music Writing of 2007 325
325
List of Contributors 329
329
Credits 335
335
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About the author (2008)

Nelson George is the award-winning author of a dozen books, including Hip Hop America. He lives in Brooklyn.

Daphne Carr writes about music for the Associated Press and Paper Thin Walls. She lives in New York City.

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