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Best music writing 2007

Author: Robert Christgau
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, [Cambridge, Mass.] : Da Capo ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2007. 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays and articles about music and its culture covers diverse modern styles, including rock, pop, rap, jazz, blues, and country.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Christgau
ISBN: 9780306815614 0306815613
OCLC Number: 659878014
Notes: Previous published as: Da Capo best music writing.
Description: xx, 351 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: If music is the answer, what's the question? / Carl Wilson --
Latinos give new life to Neil Diamond anthem / Ann Powers --
Double history of the Supremes' "Love child" / Michaelangelo Matos --
White bread black beer / Jane Dark --
On top : Mariah Carey's record-breaking career / Sasha Frere-Jones --
Suga mama, politicized / Daphne A. Brooks --
Yeah I'm threatening ya! I keep hedge funds! ; Buy kingdom come and get a free fucking tote bag! ; I'ma fuck around and barf! / Chris Ryan --
Being James Brown / Jonathan Lethem --
Nica's story : the life and legend of the jazz baroness / David Kastin --
Always coming home: Joanna Newsom / Erik Davis --
Spankmaster and servant : on the psycho/genius double helix and XXX appeal of Kool Keith / Rob Harvilla --
G-d's reggae star : how Matisyahu became a pop phenomenon / Jody Rosen --
Straight outta Israel / Arye Dworken --
Told you so : the making of reasonable doubt / Jack Erwin [and others] --
The history of cocaine rap / kris ex --
Bulgarian idol / Elisabeth Vincentelli --
Excuse me, weren't you in the Fall? / Dave Simpson --
#32. Just because it's a song doesn't mean it's true / Will Hermes (as Robert Barbara) --
Industrial psychology / Brandon Perkins --
Multiple personality disorder / Sarah Godfrey --
Man in love : Barbra Streisand, Barry Gibb, and the autobiographical criticism of Doug Belknap / Dylan Hicks --
People, people who love Barbra / Jessica Shaw --
Making plans for Daniel : pitchfork media / Nitsuh Abebe --
SWF, 45 / Jessica Hopper --
Gimme back my bone : pondering the ineffable sound of "classic rock that rocks" / Jay Boronski --
Heavy theater / David Byrne --
Imperfect sound forever / Nick Southall --
A true hipster / Robert Forster --
Rock 'n' roll high school / Richard Hell --
The bands played on / John Swenson --
New Orleans hip-hop is the home of gangsta gumbo / Kelefa Sanneh --
The syncher, not the song : the irresistible rise of the Numa numa dance / Douglas Wolk.
Responsibility: Robert Christgau, guest editor ; Daphne Carr, series editor.

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