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

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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.
Number of Pages: 443 p. ;
Genre: Music
Sub-Genre: Discography + Buyer's Guides, Genres & Styles
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Book theme: Rock
Author: Robert Christgau
Language: English
Street Date: November 9, 2018
TCIN: 53965250
UPC: 9781478000228
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-4036
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