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Sounding Out Pop : Analytical Essays in Popular Music, Paperback / softback Book

Sounding Out Pop : Analytical Essays in Popular Music Paperback / softback


This title brings together a diverse collection of voices to explore a broad spectrum of popular music.

The nine essays in ""Sounding Out Pop"" work together to map the myriad styles and genres of the pop-rock universe through detailed case studies that confront the music from a variety of engaging, thought-provoking perspectives - from historical to music-analytic, aesthetic to ethnographic, with several authors drawing liberally from ideas in other disciplines.

The bands and artists covered are as vast and varied as the fifty-year history of popular music, from the Coasters and Roy Orbison to Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Beck, Genesis, Tori Amos, and the Police.

Together these diverse essays cover a broad spectrum of studies ideally suited for classroom use and for other readers interested in gaining a deeper knowledge of the way popular music works.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 12 figures, 2 tables, 44 examples
  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
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  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9780472034000

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