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Nice try. Could do better.
on 28 December 2014
A book about largely UK new wave acts of the 1990's written by an American, for, it seems, an American audience. Many Americanisms included within the glossy pages, which meant nothing to me; referencing people and U.S. cultural norms which, as a British person, largely passed me by.
The thing that irked me the most about this book, is how filled with personal opinion of the writers the book is. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of factoids enclosed within the lengthy verbose paragraphs, however I was left feeling more than a little offended at some of the extreme personal opinions made about my favourite artists many of whom bear no resemblance to my knowledge and personal experience of them.
What a shame; the book promised so much yet, for me, spectacularly failed to deliver. I was left feeling disappointed and a little outraged.