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Every now and then a book comes along that is embedded in our collective cultural conscience that we rarely see publicly discussed. Bad Music: The Music We Love to Hate is such a volume.
–Laura J. Gray, University of Wartloo, Notes, September 2005

About the Author

Chris Washburne is an Assistant Professor in the Music Department at Columbia University. He is also a trombonist who has played with major bands led by Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, and leads his own Latin-jazz group.
Maiken Derno holds a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Dept of Comparative Literature at the U of Copenhagen, and was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia U from 1997-98. She also serves as an editor for Brondum Art Publishers, Copenhagen. They reside in New York City.
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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (September 28, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415943663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415943666
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,027,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dan Starr on February 17, 2008
Format: Paperback
Truth in advertising demands that I start this review by stating that I'm hardly an objective observer of music (as if anyone actually is!) No, I'm a professional pianist, piano instructor, and author of my own piano instruction manuals. I live music.

This alone might make you think of stuffed shirts snooty elitist musicians and cloud your perception of my perceptions. But keep your mind open, 'cause I hail from a musical school which sees value in almost every type of music, not just classical but country, not just Bach but blues. I like them all, play them all, and get a real charge out of teaching them all.

And that's the first reason why I like this book so much - it says so much about PEOPLE and our likes and dislikes. I've always held that music is the way it is because people are the way they are, and any book which examines the human side of what is smugly called "music theory" is a book I've got to read. Thus, the first point in favor of this sanely sized book is subject matter - people and their opinions.

Second point of success is that the editors have gathered a truly eclectic batch of essays which deal with music from a dizzying variety of angles. Eclectic is good, to my way of thinking (so what that you can play everything Chopin ever wrote? can you play a Beatles tune or improvise some jazz?) Just consider these chapter headings:

Does Kenny G Play Bad Jazz?
The Good, the Bad, and the Folk
Extreme Noise Terror: Punk Rock and the Aesthetics of Badness
Rock Critics Need Bad Music

Gad, what a grab bag!

Some of these essays are seriously serious, inserted I think with the editors' tounges firmly in cheek, to demonstrate the uber-complexity of the "minds" of some music "theorists.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TheH on March 5, 2014
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The cover and title would have you believe that this is a fun (or at least entertaining) book on the topic of bad music. It is actually a collection of scholarly essays on what makes bad music bad. The prose is as dense, dry, and impenetrable as the bran muffins sold in hospital cafeterias. My greatest fear is that the contributors to this volume actually thought they were being funny. My second greatest fear is that I'll wind up sitting next to one of them on a transcontinental flight.
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1 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A normal musician on August 4, 2009
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This book is a waste of time and money. I wished they'd named it accurately, "Academic blowhards give opinions on obscure stuff". About 10% of this book is actually interesting. If you're an academic into stroking intellectual egos, this is the book for you.
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