I have to admit that I found the first half of the book the most interesting, but that probably just reflects my musical tastes.
He connects eras and musical styles seamlessly, showing the links from earlier forms of music to pop music as well as the connections between different styles of pop.
If you are an obsessive music nerd like me with pretty diverse or omnivorous tastes, then this book is absolutely essential reading.
Stanley tries the impossible here: squeezing a bookshelf's worth of material into a single volume. It's an admirably crazy effort, and it works in keeping the reader engaged, at... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Gavranot
A masterful achievement full of insights and hidden gems. Stanley loves music and it shows. BeautifulPublished 16 days ago by liamoggordon
It is difficult to imagine a more satisfying long-form narrative about pop music than 'Yeah Yeah Yeah'. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Andrew McMillen
I’m halfway though this and enjoying it immensely. A really fun read and full of interesting detail served right along side some really wrong-headed assessments, glaring omissions... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Gloville
So mention at all of Cheap Trick? They are perhaps the best American Power Pop band ever.Published 1 month ago by Rather Read
Bob Stanley has written a wonderful overview of pop music from the fifties to today. His style is lively, lucid and just plain fun. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joel S. Frady
If you are an obsessive music nerd like me with pretty diverse or omnivorous tastes, then this book is absolutely essential reading. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barrettbowie
An interesting book but don't be mislead into thinking that, just because the book is 750 pages long, you are picking up a real history of rock and pop here just because the title... Read morePublished 1 month ago by sal paradise
I saw this book highlighted on Tumblr and decided to buy. Good decision. The only thing that slowed my down while reading this was my constant note taking. Read morePublished 2 months ago by HuntleyMC