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I am from the punk/New Wave generation so I don't truly get the techno/house rave scene bar the Madchester one (Stone Roses, Happy Mondays et al). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Brian Maitland
This is a readable book, by non-academic standards, so anyone should be able to tear into it.
The entire book is cast within Reynolds' personal opinions. Read more
This is so far the best book I've read on Electronic Dance Music, due to it's multiple perspectives (technological, historical, sociological, musical, cultural, chemical) on the... Read morePublished on October 28, 2009 by Miguel Arturo Rivero Lopez
This is still by far the most comprehensive and wide-ranging history of EDM, which is in some ways an indictment of more recent works on EDM (although some recent and more focused... Read morePublished on April 5, 2006 by Luis-manuel Garcia
It can be a little in-depth sometimes, almost to the point of being inane, but the author carries the story so well, you find yourself being swept up in the madness, almost as if... Read morePublished on September 29, 2005 by Michelle S
Some of the reviews here are quite articulate so I won't repeat what others have said; but I will add that the original title for this book in the U.K. Read morePublished on August 7, 2005
Despite its limitations, this is still the best empirical book about the history of rave culture to date. Read morePublished on January 1, 2005 by Zen Nataraj
Most depictions of the Rave scene tend to preach from an extreme. They either present a picture of modern-day-Sodom, or will extol the discovery of Nirvana-on-Earth. Read morePublished on July 8, 2004 by S. Adams
The first thing I noticed about this book was its inconsistency. At times Reynolds writes interestingly, but often his style borders on dull. There are some great passages in here. Read morePublished on March 8, 2004 by firstname.lastname@example.org