David Browne is the music critic for Entertainment Weekly and a former reporter for the New York Daily News. His articles on music and popular culture have appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Mojo, and other publications. A graduate of New York University's journalism program, be is the recipient of a 1996 Music Journalism Award for criticism. He lives in New York City.
Anyone who considers her/himself a fan would be interested in reading this book.
It illustrates the constant tension between artists, their fans, their creative visions, and the often-conflicting goals of the corporate music business.
Overall the book had its amusing moments, fascinating facts, as well as its tragic and poignant moments.
I've said this about a couple of other music bios in my reviews, but this one also rates as one of the tops in the genre.
Gosh, every word readable. Read more
A fascinating read with great insight into the lives and music of the very musically creative but emotionally troubled Buckleys. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael T
This book presented a fascinating juxtaposition of the lives of Tim and Jeff Buckley, with every other chapter devoted in turn to one and then the other. Read morePublished 15 months ago by podmom
How can you go wrong with ANYTHING regarding Jeff Buckley? I wish there were more music coming out, but alas, none.Published 20 months ago by psh34
If Dream Brother has taught me anything separate from the lives of Jeff and Tim Buckley, it's that David Browne is a sneakier, better writer than he appears to be. Read morePublished 22 months ago by E. Kutinsky
The one thing about David Browne's "Dream Brother" is that I can only imagine the time-consuming amount of research, interviews, diary entries, and articles put together by Mr. Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by cyborg73
David Browne's 'Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley' is a fine biography--well-researched, well-written, fair-minded, insightful, and ultimately poignant,... Read morePublished on January 8, 2012 by Robert J. Niemi
This book was an excellent read and gave a lot of insight to the music business as well as the lives of these two artistic musicians. Read morePublished on March 22, 2011 by S. Celeskey
As a biographer, David Browne is a little flat. Resembling nothing more than the closeted travelogue writers of the 1930s and forties. Read morePublished on August 28, 2010 by D. Hawkins