Best Music Writing 2009

Best Music Writing Best Music Writing has faithfully collected the year s most compelling writing on music for a decade now so it s appropriate this special edition be guest edited by one of the best known writers on m

  • Title: Best Music Writing 2009
  • Author: Greil Marcus Daphne Carr
  • ISBN: 9780306817823
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Best Music Writing has faithfully collected the year s most compelling writing on music for a decade now, so it s appropriate this special edition be guest edited by one of the best known writers on music and popular culture, Greil Marcus, author of Lipstick Traces, Mystery Train, Like a Rolling Stone, and other groundbreaking excursions into the very fabric of music, AmerBest Music Writing has faithfully collected the year s most compelling writing on music for a decade now, so it s appropriate this special edition be guest edited by one of the best known writers on music and popular culture, Greil Marcus, author of Lipstick Traces, Mystery Train, Like a Rolling Stone, and other groundbreaking excursions into the very fabric of music, America, and beyond.As always, Series Editor Daphne Carr has culled an impressively wide range of essays, profiles, news articles, interviews, creative non fiction, fiction, book reviews, long format reviews, blog posts, and journal articles on music and music culture, from rock and hip hop to RB and jazz to pop, blues, and Writers who have been published in Best Music Writing include Alex Ross, Jonathan Lethem, Ann Powers, Dave Eggers, Susan Orlean, and .

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    1. Excellent essays on the dilapidated James Brown, saying *scream* into the microphone because he can't yowl anymore d about the formation of N.W.A. as pissed-off but articulate and actually relatively middle-class kids who are brilliantly exploiting white hostility and paranoia by saying the most fucked-up things they can think of on tape d of how Morrisey is a totemic name among young Hispanic kids in California: "I put on

    2. One of the better editions I've read in this series. The first few essays - particularly the piece on Lil Wayne's effect on New Orleans schoolchildren - are completely brilliant. Four Carrie Brownstein blog posts is probably a bit much (and I'm saying this as a S-K/MM/TA superfan), but I suppose that's Greil Marcus for you.

    3. Great stuff. The internet changed everything, including music, and for the most part these pieces reflect the disruptive effect of file sharing, YouTube, ProTools, Ableton, etc. (I skipped the profiles of old blues musicians and such. For some reason I'm only interested in music that happened after 1976, the year I was born. I know this is silly but what can you do.)I especially enjoyed Confessions of a DJ by Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture) and Six-Word Reviews of 763 SXSW Mp3s by some Morning New [...]

    4. The tenth volume of this essential anthology series is one of the best. Editor Greil Marcus sequences pieces on M.I.A Jay Reatard, Britney Spears, Geechie Wiley, jazz writer Phil Shaap, Mexican emo fans, and others in such a way that what you're thinking about at the end of one essay is the thread the next writer picks up. The previous nine volumes are available in the LARC (I think--MOST of them are, at least).Reviewed by:Phil OvereemLanguage Arts teacher

    5. I make a point of reading these every year to get a feel for the best of my field, and the '09 book was a little disappointing. There was definitely some good stuff in here -- the Funkadelic essay comes immediately to mind -- but some really questionable stuff, too. Even if I weren't totally biased, I think I'd say my gang at Popdose outclassed some of the essays in this book. Glad I only paid for the Kindle version

    6. Some of these articles are wonderful (Lil Wayne, conductor Simon Rattle.) Some of these articles are interesting but exhausing (Girl Talk, Britney in particular.) One of them, I couldn't get more than a page into (Pete Seeger.)The wonderful ones substantially make up for the failings of the others. Huzzah.

    7. Not as consistent as some of the other volumes in this series, but there are some really good pieces in here in between the ones in which the writers seem a bit too enamored with their own cleverness.

    8. Collection of essays related to music; like most of these "Best" books, some are more interesting than others. I'm just not hugely into blues or classical or some of the other topics that get written about. Hit and miss for the most part.

    9. Excellent pieces as always. This is one of the predictable highlights of my reading year (along with the Oxford American music issue). The piece on Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words" alone was worth the price

    10. Enjoyed most of this, especially the piece on DJs popularity in Europe, the New Orleans/Lil' Wayne piece and the Girl Talk analysis. Pretty good stuff, if a little scattered.

    11. I'm a big fan of the "Best" series. While I usually just dabble in the Best Stories and Best Essays editions, I usually read this one cover to cover. Infer what you will from that.

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