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Analyzing Popular Music


How do we "know" music? We perform it, compose it, sing it in the shower; cook, sleep and dance to it. Eventually we think and write about it. This book represents the culmination of such shared processes. Portraying a wide range of genres (rock, dance, TV soundtracks, country, pop, soul, easy listening, Turkish Arabesk), the essays cover methodology, modernism, postmodernism, Marxism and communication.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Allan F. Moore
  • Robert Walser
  • Dai Griffiths
  • Robynn J. Stilwell
  • Stan Hawkins
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003