Most popular Music reviews & criticism books
The most popular Music reviews & criticism books currently available. Updated weekly.
An intimate and revealing portrait of the revolutionary journalist who changed sports reporting forever.
***ONE OF BILLBOARD'S TOP TEN MUSIC BOOKS OF 2018***'A brilliant book about singing... I have been talking to Nick Coleman about music, in person and in my head, for forty years now.
To tie into the anniversary of the 100th NOW album, this book is a celebration of the last 35 years of pop music as told through the NOW brand and 100 of the most iconic artists ever featured.
New Waves, Old Hands, and Unknown Pleasures tells the varied, vibrant, and often unexamined story of popular music in 1979. It reveals the stories behind key recordings, traces the trajectories of commercial and artistic successes, and explains the musical and socio-political context behind the sounds of the day.
Woodstock and Altamont bookend the late sixties, forming a social agenda for change. Americans transformed how they viewed themselves and society. Woodstock was proof that hippie peace and love was possible. Four months later Altamont was the flip side of the coin, marred by violence and death which has Charles Manson's face upon it.
Fusing a dribble of bass, searing strings, tremolo guitar and Campbell's plaintive vocals, Webb's paean to the American West describes a telephone lineman's longing for an absent lover, who he hears 'singing in the wire' - and like all good love songs, it's an SOS from the heart.
Women write about their experiences of loving music that doesn't love them back - a feminist 'guilty pleasures'.
100+ of the best albums by women, as chosen by musicians, DJs, producers, journalists, radio hosts and music industry insiders
Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters is both a gonzo rush-capturing the bristling energy of the Rolling Stones and the times in which they lived-and a wide-eyed reflection on why the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World needed the world's greatest rock 'n' roll drummer.
Collected in their entirety for the first time in English, the insightful texts in Night Music show the breadth of Adorno's musical understanding and reveal an overlooked side to this significant thinker.
Published annually to accompany the world's greatest classical music festival, the <i>BBC Proms Guide </i>contains illustrated articles on composers and performers and on events commemorating the end of the First World War and the significance of 1918 for music. There are complete listings for over 90 concerts, ranging from solo recitals to Mahlers Symphony of a Thousand, and the <i>Guide </i>provides booking information and a pull-out calendar showing all the concerts and events at a glance.
A photographic review of the festival that changed history.
In I'd Fight the World Peter La Chapelle traces the bonds between country music and politics from the rise of amateur fiddler-politicians to twentieth-century figures like Pappy O'Daniel, Roy Acuff, George C. Wallace, Al Gore, Sr., and Richard Nixon, who all played or harnessed music for electoral success.
Popoff has undertaken the task of documenting virtually every record large and small from heavy metal's most fabled period (beginning essentially in `79 with a hard stop at 1983) providing catalogue information, mini reviews as only he can do, plus thumbnails of those wonderful 7" picture sleeves and LP covers.
ROLLING STONES FAQ
It was the year their records were burned in America after John's explosive claim that the group was "more popular than Jesus," the year they were hounded out of the Philippines for "snubbing" its First Lady, the year John met Yoko Ono, and the year Paul conceived the idea for Sgt.
A revised, expanded edition of Carl Wilson's classic and beloved book - now including essays and responses from a host of writers and cultural critics.
Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day.
Michael Cain offers an informal social history that describes Americana as both a musical genre and a movement, showing what it is, where it came from and where it is going. Through anecdotes and interviews, Cain provides a firsthand view into the creation of Americana, trying to clarify how the genre can be categorized and defined.
Shows how the domain of sound, a rich and culturally resonant aspect of the cinema, not only invokes the realities of war, but also shapes the American audience's engagement with soldiers and veterans as flesh-and-blood representatives of the nation. This book explores all three elements of film sound-dialogue, sound effects, music.
Papers of the international conference "A Voice as Something More," held at the University of Chicago in November 2015.
Finding Fogerty: Interdisciplinary Readings of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival, edited by Thomas M. Kitts, begins to correct the scholarly neglect of John Fogerty, one of America's great songwriters, one of the rock era's great vocalists, and one of its underrate...
Uses a series of case studies to challenge assumptions about what defines a musical work and musical performance, seeking to go beyond philosophical and aesthetic templates from Western classical music to foreground the distinctive practices and aesthetics of jazz.
Eric Wendell looks beyond the successes and failures of jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock to explore his musical design within the jazz community and mainstream pop culture. Wendell explores how Hancock's efforts have established new jazz standards while fostering a cross-genre continuity among modern jazz practitioners.
Glam Rock investigates the origins, development, and impact of an often under-valued and misunderstood musical genre. Exploring artistic, political, psychological, sexual, and commercial contexts, this book brings a fresh perspective to the transatlantic cultural history of this unique movement in popular music.
In Black and Blur-the first volume in his consent not to be a single being trilogy-Fred Moten engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life, exploring a wide range of thinkers, musicians, and artists.