Da Capo Best Music Writing 2005
the year's finest writing on rock, hip-hop, jazz, pop, country, & more
From the editor's desk : a conversation between Ingrid Sischy and Camille Paglia / Ingrid Sischy and Camille Paglia
1979 calling / Michael Corcoran
In search of Jim Crow : why postmodern minstrelsy studies matter / Robert Christgau
And now, a less informed opinion / Dave Eggers
1979 : the year punk died, and was reborn / Sasha Frere-Jones
Rock's enigmatic poet opens a long-private door / Robert Hilburn
Punk is dead! Long live punk! : a report on the state of teen spirit from the mobile shopping mall that is the Vans Warped Tour / Jessica Hopper
Revolution blues / Andrew Hultkrans
The lost boy / Greil Marcus
The ghost of Saint Kurt / Chris Norris
Heartbreaking country ballad paralyzes trucking industry / editors of The Onion
Edelweiss / Ann Powers
The last days of Brother Ray / David Ritz
The rap against rockism / Kalefa Sanneh
I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say / Luc Sante
The shortwave and the calling / David Segal
Police secretly watching hip-hop artists / Nicole White and Evelyn McDonnell
Heavy meta / Ben Yagoda
There is a light that never goes out / Tom Roche
From Library Staff
This popular annual celebrates the year in music writing by gathering a rich array of essays, missives, and musings on every style of music from rock to hip-hop to R&B to jazz to pop to blues and more.
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