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Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me : What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life (Paperback)

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Grantland's chief music critic Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about lifeBeatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually--what do these endlessly argued-about pop music rivalries say aboutus?Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and Steven Hyden knows that firsthand. Each chapter in YOUR FAVORITE BAND IS KILLING ME focuses on a pop music rivalry, from the classic to the very recent, and draws connections to the larger forces surrounding the pairing. Through Hendrix vs. Clapton, Hyden explores burning out and fading away, while his take on Miley vs. Sinead gives readers a glimpse into the perennial battle between old and young. Funny and accessible, Hyden's writing combines cultural criticism, personal anecdotes, and music history--and just may prompt you to give your least favorite band another chance.
Number of Pages: 294
Genre: Music, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History + Criticism, Popular Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Author: Steven Hyden
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2016
TCIN: 50775092
UPC: 9780316259156
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-7269
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