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The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music: From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Pop e-book

Author:

Dylan Jones

Language:

English

Category:

Memoris

Subcategory:

Arts & Literature

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1635 kb

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Rating:

4.1

Publisher:

Picador (October 30, 2012)

Pages:

912

ISBN:

1250031869

The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music: From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Pop e-book

by Dylan Jones


In his new Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music . Whether you're into rock, indie or good old pop music, this biographical dictionary seems to cover every corner when it comes to modern musi. .A real musical journey! ―The Star (London)

Agree with him or not, Jones' biting criticism makes for lively reading. The San Francisco Chronicle.A real musical journey! ―The Star (London). Amiably opinionated, funny and revealing, this is a knowingly subjective A-Z of the artists Jones fancies. The Daily Telegraph (London).

Interestingly, much of what Jones writes most effectively and incisively about, and at greatest length, isn't Rock music as such (.

Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Interestingly, much of what Jones writes most effectively and incisively about, and at greatest length, isn't Rock music as such (. jazz, pre-rock pop, film scores), though even that is marred by his weird fixation on the interracial sex lives of black musicians.

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Автор: Jones Dylan Название: The Biographical Dictionary of Popular .

This book tells the story of the Eighties through that day at Wembley, sweeping backwards to the end of the Seventies, and forward to the start of the Nineties.

Originally published: London: Beford Square Books, 2012 This A to Z reference is the true musical heir to David Thomson's seminal The New Biographical Dictionary o.

Originally published: London: Beford Square Books, 2012. The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music is an incredible and opinionated collection of celebrated cultural critic Dylan Jones's thoughts on more than 350 of the most important artists around the world-alive and dead, big and small, at length and in brief. This A to Z reference is the true musical heir to David Thomson's seminal The New Biographical Dictionary of Popular Film. Jones writes entertainingly about bands that have inspired, bedeviled, and fascinated him over the years.

The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music is an incredible and opinionated collection of celebrated cultural critic Dylan Jones's thoughts on more than 350 of the most important artists around the world alive and dead, big and small, at length and in brief.

of Popular Music : From Adele to Ziggy, the Real a to Z of Rock and Pop.

The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music : From Adele to Ziggy, the Real a to Z of Rock and Pop. by Dylan Jones.

The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music is an incredible and opinionated collection of celebrated cultural critic Dylan Jones's thoughts on more than 350 of the most important artists around the world-alive and dead, big and small, at length and in brief.

From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Pop. Agree with him or not, Jones' biting criticism makes for lively reading. David Thomson, author of A Biographical Dictionary of Film. Reference tome? Not so much.

He needs a real comfort level, said his second wife Melinda

Reprinted by permission of Picador. He needs a real comfort level, said his second wife Melinda.

The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music is an incredible and opinionated collection of celebrated cultural critic Dylan Jones's thoughts on more than 350 of the most important artists around the world―alive and dead, big and small, at length and in brief. This A to Z reference is the true musical heir to David Thomson's seminal The New Biographical Dictionary of Popular Film. Jones writes entertainingly about bands that have inspired, bedeviled, and fascinated him over the years.


Brol
I enjoy reading mini-biography books. This wasn't short. It had all these biographies of artists but the biographies were no more than a few pages each.
I learned about new artists or I got the highlights of someone I’ve never heard of. The Miserabalist Guide to Music was like that. I thought this book would be like that.
It really wasn’t.
Dylan Jones met and interviewed some of the people in the book like Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder. Some essays were purely biographical, like the ones about Dean Martin, Miles Davis or Sammy Davis. Other artists were impressions of that artist, like Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, and Sonic Youth.
I hit itunes to hear some of the artists I didn't know so I will give this book credit for expanding my music knowledge.
All in all, it was a light read. A lot I skimmed over or just ignored it. I’m not going to recommend it to many people because I don’t know if the average music person wants to read a bunch of essays. It was mostly worth the time, but not great.
Beazezius
WARNING: the "Biographical" in the title mainly refers to Dylan Jones, not necessarily the artists he's ostensibly reviewing.
Tekasa
Great book And some .very good information, witty and to the point.
IWantYou
The author is witty, and the short stories about the musicians are great. It's a very up to date book.
Marad
this book must be the most mis-titled i've ever seen...

ok, so it's supposedly a biographical dictionary of music....

so one paragraph on michael jackson... nothing on bryan adams, lionel richie etc....

but 6 pages on terrence trent darby....

5 pages on living color

hadn't heard of darby or color in probably 15 years.... i like the songs of theirs that i know ("cult of personality" by living color especially), but again i hadn't thought of either in a very long time.

19 pages on dean martin.... it's probably my age but i didn't even know he was a singer. not sure he was a serious singer i.e. part of a comedy act.

14 pages on shirley maclaine... is she even a singer?

there are no words to describe the choice of material in this book.

the writing style is ok... i guess
Lemana
This book's title imitates that of the Biographical Dictionary of Film, by David Thomson, but it is nothing like that book. While Thomson's book is indeed a critical work, with much opinion and abstract, subjective material, it also contains a lot of factual reference material, including a complete filmography for each entry. This book contains nothing of the kind - it's all opinion and spacey, quirky music-critic-speak.

The entries differ wildly in their length and tone - some are only a sentence or two in length. Jones ridicules and dismisses artists, and whole genres (e.g. blues) that he doesn't like, and delivers long, glowing reviews of those he does, which seem to be mostly pop dance bands.
Watikalate
I was rifling through this at the library, and started off amused but then quickly became annoyed when the author claimed Muse to be better than Nirvana. This is opinionated blabbering, and from someone whose taste in music I don't share. Useless.
This book is entertaining & informative. I gave this to my son & he loves it. It has facts you may not see elsewhere.

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