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The Problem of Knowing Too Much: Meta-Rock and the Anxiety of Influence

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...A Reviled Species Emerges—The Meadowlands—Meta-Rock Q: How many indie bands does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: Never mind, you’ve probably never heard of them. Sometimes I let myself think that the hipster was conjured by the Wrens...

‘We Had an Outsider’s Perspective’: Sarah’s Foreign Visitors

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ric Menck affectionately recalls: ‘Alan McGee once said to me, “You were just a British indie kid, but you lived in America.” I really was into that shit.’Menck was indeed at odds with his geography. Living in Champaign, Illinois – a small...

Safe Harbour: The Wake and the Hit Parade

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In June 1989, Keris Howard began quietly worrying. Brighter had recorded their debut EP, Around the World in Eighty Days, months earlier, and it was his understanding that everyone was pleased with the results. Yet communication from Sarah...

The Afterlife of Sarah

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...So all we’ll say is this: thank you, to anybody who’s ever written or phoned or whatever, thank you because … it really is all that – all the, um, heck – the, um, well – YOU – that makes it all worthwhile. And even if it’s true that most...

The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs: A field guide

LD Beghtol

LD Beghtol has written extensively about pop music, books, and the visual arts in Time Out New York, The Advocate, and the Village Voice. He has released half a dozen albums under several guises, and was a performer on 69 Love Songs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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...A fully illustrated oral history of the Magnetic Fields' 1999 triple album, 69 Love Songs - an album that was afforded "classic" status by many almost as soon as it was released. LD Beghtol's book is chatty, incestuous, funny, dark...

Dunedin

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 112,000 (2001)Situated in the South Island, Dunedin was settled by Europeans in the 1840s – mainly Scottish immigrants, who brought with them the music and instruments of their homeland. Pipe bands, Scottish country dancing...

‘A Constant Source of Bemusement and Wonder’: The Orchids

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The disintegration of Glasgow’s Postcard Records was as unceremonious and anticlimactic as its rise had been momentous and effervescent. The endurance of its legend – and the extremity of affection it commands to this day – tends to obscure...

Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Kim Cooper

Kim Cooper is the editrix of Scram, an occasional journal of unpopular culture dedicated to celebrating unjustly neglected artists in the worlds of music, literature, film/TV, comics and bohemia. With fellow 33 1/3 scribe David Smay, she is co-editor of the anthologies Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth and Lost in the Grooves: Scram’s Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed. A third generation Angeleno, Kim offers offbeat bus tours of the city’s crimes, literature and architectural gems through Esotouric, and blogs at the crime-a-day 1947project. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Of all the recordings to emerge from the Athens-via-Denver collective called Elephant 6, Neutral Milk Hotel’s second album is the one that has worked its way under the most skins. Magnet magazine named it the best album of the 1990s...

Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs

Eric Eidelstein

Eric Eidelstein is a film/TV critic based in Los Angeles, and his work has been featured in Indiewire, Complex, Mic, Catapult, Brooklyn Magazine, and Backstage Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...The Suburbs is an incredibly sentimental and nostalgic album, which generally moved critics but was jarring to others. But it also made a heavy impact on fans and – to the surprise of many – won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards....