Best Music Writing 2009 (Paperback)
Da Capo Press, 9780306817823, 365pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
As always, Series Editor Daphne Carr has culled an impressively wide range of essays, profiles, news articles, interviews, creative non-fiction, fiction, book reviews, long-format reviews, blog posts, and journal articles on music and music culture, from rock and hip-hop to R&B and jazz to pop, blues, and more. Writers who have been published in Best Music Writing include Alex Ross, Jonathan Lethem, Ann Powers, Dave Eggers, Susan Orlean, and more.
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Praise For Best Music Writing 2009…
USAToday.com’s Pop Candy Blog, PopMatters
“I look forward to it every year!”
“[P]ieces examine the music world in a social context, which makes for a challenging, and engaging, read.”
USAToday.com’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.”