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Is It Still Good to Ya? : Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017 - Robert Christgau

Is It Still Good to Ya?

Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017


Available: 26th October 2018
For Ages: 19+ years old
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Is It Still Good to Ya? sums up the career of longtime Village Voice stalwart Robert Christgau, who for half a century has been America's most widely respected rock critic, honoring a music he argues is only more enduring because it's sometimes simple or silly. While compiling historical overviews going back to Dionysus and the gramophone along with artist analyses that range from Louis Armstrong to M.I.A., this definitive collection also explores pop's African roots, response to 9/11, and evolution from the teen music of the '50s to an art form compelled to confront mortality as its heroes pass on. A final section combines searching obituaries of David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen with awed farewells to Bob Marley and Ornette Coleman.

"You either love Christgau or you don't, but his cantankerous, affectionate, cut-to-the chase reviews and essays over the past 50 years have defined music journalism, and this collection offers an opportunity to re-read the best of the self-proclaimed Dean of American Rock Critics." -- Henry Carrigan * No Depression *
"At a moment when music criticism seems less empowered for being more fragmented, Christgau still offers an informed, authoritative perspective, self-aware regarding cultural aging and mortality, not stodgy but wry. A vital chronicler of rock's story, several decades on."
* Kirkus Reviews *

ISBN: 9781478000082
ISBN-10: 1478000082
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 19+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Available: 26th October 2018
Publisher: Duke University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2