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Title Analyzing popular music / edited by Allan F. Moore.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Subject Popular music -- Analysis, appreciation.
Popular music -- History and criticism.
Musical analysis.
Evans, Euros Rhys THC453W.
Alt Name Moore, Allan F.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 270 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-257), discography (p. 258-260) and index.
Contents Introduction / Allan F. Moore -- Popular music analysis : ten apothegms and four instances / Rob Walser -- From lyric to anti-lyric : analyzing the words in pop song / Dai Griffiths -- The sound is "out there" : score, sound design, and exoticism in The X-files / Robynn J. Stilwell -- Feel the beat come down : house music as rhetoric / Stan Hawkins -- The determining role of performance in the articulation of meaning : the case of "Try a little tenderness" / Rob Bowman -- Marxist music analysis without Adorno : popular music and urban geography / Adam Krims -- Jethro Tull and the case for modernism in mass culture / Allan F. Moore -- Pangs of history in late 1970s new-wave rock / John Covach -- Is anybody listening? / Chris Kennett -- Talk and text : popular music and ethnomusicology / Martin Stokes.
Summary How do we "know" music? We perform it, we compose it, we sing it in theshower, we cook, sleep and dance to it. Eventually we think and write about it. This book represents the culmination of such shared processes. Each of these essays, written by the leading writers on popular music, is analytical in some sense, but none of them treats analysis as an end in itself. The book represents a wide range of genres (rock, dance, TV soundtracks, country, pop, soul, easy listening, Turkish Arabesk) and deals with issues as broad as methodology, modernism, postmodernism, Marxism and communication. It aims to encourage listeners to think more seriously about the "social" consequences of the music they spend time with and is the first collection of essays to incorporate contextualisation in this way.--Publisher's description.
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ISBN 9780511482014 (electronic bk.)
0511482019 (electronic bk.)
0511066694 (electronic bk.)
9780511066696 (electronic bk.)
0511068824 (electronic bk.)
9780511068829 (electronic bk.)
0511060386 (electronic bk.)
9780511060380 (electronic bk.)
9780511306297 (ebook)
0511306296 (ebook)
9780521771207 (hbk.)
052177120X (hbk.)
9780521100359 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780511066696 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 57204685
Additional Format Print version: Analyzing popular music. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003 052177120X (DLC) 2002067383 (OCoLC)49626566