Best Music Writing 2011

Best Music Writing 2011

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of essays written in 2011 about music and its culture covering such music styles as rock, pop, rap, jazz, blues, and country and featuring such authors as Jason Cherkis, Jessica Hopper, Chet Flippo, and James Wood.

Perseus Publishing
Twelfth in the acclaimed series of annual collections 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 has become one of the most eagerly awaited annuals of them all. Celebrating the year in music writing by gathering a rich array of essays, missives, and musings on every style of music from rock to hip-hop to R&B to jazz to pop to blues, it is essential reading for anyone who loves great music and accomplished writing. Scribes of every imaginable sort—novelists, poets, journalists, musicians— are gathered to create a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing that, like the music it illuminates, is every bit as thrilling as it is riveting.

Book News
Music critic and author Ross collects the best essays, profiles, interviews, news articles, and blogs on music in 2011 by writers, journalists, and musicians such as Ann Powers, Sasha Frere-Jones, Nate Chinen, Nancy Griffin, and Joe Hagan. They discuss topics including Beethoven, Wagner, Duke Ellington, country music, metal, Lady Gaga,, gender and sexuality, Afrika Bambaataa, comparisons between Jay-Z and Stephen Sondheim, Nina Simone, Sandy West of the Runaways, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller." There is no index. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2011
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
Description: xix, 311 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780306819636
Branch Call Number: 781.63 DaC
Additional Contributors: Ross, Alex, 1968-
Carr, Daphne.


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chrisgotstacks Jul 27, 2012

this book is outstanding

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