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1.0 out of 5 stars undergraduate rambling - boo, 2 July 2009
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This review is from: The Aesthetics of Rock (Da Capo Paperback) (Paperback)
Dreadful disappointment. I took this on holiday and was bored to tears. It reads like the incoherent, discontinuuos ramblings of a first-year arts student, someone up all night with a Dictionary of Philosophical Quotations and a pile of Beatles records. The ideas make no sense and you could literally pull this book apart, shuffle the pages, and it would do no harm to the structure. (That is not a recommendation all you BS Johnson fans.) It may have been the first book to consider rock from this perspective, but if so, it's no more than a blueprint showing future writers what *not* to do.

There's plenty of room for philosophy, art theory and rock to come into dialogue, but here they just talk over each other.
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