Best Music Writing 2008

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Nelson George, Daphne Carr
Da Capo Press, Oct 20, 2008 - Music - 360 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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User Review  - theanalogdivide - LibraryThing

A bit more consistent than the previous year's edition, but that's not necessarily a good thing as the high points weren't as high. Great examination via Will Hermes of the Holly character in the Hold Steady mythos, though. Read full review

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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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