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Da Capo Best Music Writing 2001 (Da Capo Best Music Writing)

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The year's best essays and articles on music as selected by Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity and How To Be Good
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 3rd 2001 by Da Capo Press (first published October 2001)
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Ensiform
Nov 02, 2010 Ensiform rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, music
Another collection on music writing.from Da Capo, this edition does not disappoint admirers of the previous year’s entry. Hornsby has chosen well, representing a broad spectrum of styles and artists (though it must be said that women and black artists are given relatively short shrift). The most interesting pieces seem to be, once again, those on the least mainstream artists, probably because so much has been said about the hitmakers before. Still, all the pieces are at least interesting (howeve ...more
Garrett
Apr 30, 2011 Garrett rated it really liked it
It's a compilation of some amazing music journalism. It's really cool to reach back to the turn of the century and read great articles and essays on music and the industry. I read a selection when I'm on the train or just in need of a short fix. I don't know when I'll read it all but totally worthwhile for those dull moments or a quick read of a great article.
David Allen
Aug 23, 2008 David Allen rated it liked it
I bought this used at Amoeba for $1.99 because of Hornby's name as editor. Dated, sure -- anyone remember Napster? Eminem? -- but some great essays, especially the one on the missing royalties for "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Which added up to a lot more than $1.99.
Kay Sundstrom
Apr 07, 2012 Kay Sundstrom rated it it was amazing
I have read every year up to 2008. Like most collections, some of brilliant, other just good but very entertaining and informative if you are interested in all the various aspects of music.
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Nick Hornby is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, Slam, How to Be Good, High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Shakespeare Wrote for Money, and The Polysyllabic Spree, as well as the editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. He is a recipient of the American Acade ...more
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