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Editorial Reviews

Review’s Pop Candy Blog, PopMatters
“I look forward to it every year!”

USA Today
“[P]ieces examine the music world in a social context, which makes for a challenging, and engaging, read.”’s Pop Candy blog
“[Y]ou really should get the book, which is one of my favorite annual compilations.”

“…essential, as usual.”

Music Media Monthly, June 2010
“A can’t-put-it-down survey… [it] admirably fills in the blanks, explains, cajoles, reveres and lambasts the music culture and the artists who define contemporary popular music—today and as we’ve come to know it.”

About the Author

Greil Marcus is the author of Lipstick Traces. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Daphne Carr is a music journalist and scholar who lives in Manhattan and can be found on the Web at


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Product Details

  • Series: Da Capo Best Music Writing
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 10 Anv edition (October 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306817829
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306817823
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,420,715 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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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Albert J. Bunshaft on November 12, 2010
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I own most every year of this series and look forward to each new issue. 2008 was the first issue I read on my Kindle. Every now and then a book isn't ideal on the Kindle. This one has a story entitled "Six-Word Reviews of 763 SXSW Mp3s.. ". I go to SXSW every year and really looked forward to reading this article. It is unreadable, period. The printed book had tables, formatted horizontally, of reviews which look like they were scanned into the Kindle edition. They are virtually unreadable and when you turn the Kindle to read them, it rotates the page to horizontal mode, compressing them and again orienting them away from the reader. Argh! Totally frustrating and totally useless. If you don't mind skipping this story (which I am still P.O.'ed enough about to write this review!), then it's a great collection (again), so go ahead and get the Kindle edition.
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