Best Music Writing 2011
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.
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, Will.i.am, 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 (booknews.com)
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