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Editorial Reviews


“Brimming over with vital stuff.”

London Metro, 10/08
“Something you can sink your teeth into.”

Nashville City Paper, October 2008
“always a treat and a delight…this year’s edition proves no different, and the scope, variety and quality are quite impressive.”
“I look forward to this anthology every year, and it never disappoints!”

Brick Weekly, 1/22/09
“There’s some pretty sharp stuff in here done by some real worldly cats. The entire book’s a joy to read.”

St. Joe Channel
“The latest edition in the fine series is a solid anthology made up of articles that discuss a wide range of topics and genres within the subject of music…There are many hits in this three hundred and twenty-seven pages of articles…Yet another good edition in a quality series.”
“Always worthwhile.”

About the Author

Nelson George is the award-winning author of a dozen books, including Hip Hop America. He lives in Brooklyn.

Daphne Carr writes about music for the Associated Press and Paper Thin Walls. She lives in New York City.


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Product Details

  • Series: Da Capo Best Music Writing
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; First Edition edition (October 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306817349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306817342
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,650,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Daphne Carr is an Ohio-born, Youngstown-Allentown raised author, editor, publisher, activist, and scholar living in New York City. In 2011 she co-founded Feedback Press, a music-focused independent press (feedbackpress dot org).

Daphne has written cultural criticism and journalism for a number of magazines, alternative newspapers, and websites, and has been the series editor of Best Music Writing since 2006. She is the co-founder of GirlGroup, a listserv for and about women music writers, and an educator at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in Brooklyn, NY.

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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By cateyes on October 4, 2011
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I've just begun to read it. This is for a college course. Interesting points of view. I'll write more later once I I read it fully. :)
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