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"Bring the Noise" is a compilation of his writings covering the period immediately after the chronology of "Rip it Up" ends, and carrying on until the present day. Interestingly, Reynolds has written an afterward to every piece, attempting to put it in some kind of contemporary context. There is some excellent writing in here, with pieces on Dinosaur Jr, the Beastie Boys, and Nirvana vs. Pearl Jam in particular being very satisfying, and the afterwards are frequently witty and informative, providing an effective full stop to every selection.
What really lets this book down is the theme of the collection, or lack thereof. Being an attempt to sum up the significant musical events of the last 20 years, there is a lot of ground to cover, and Reynolds' articles leap about from subject to subject, the subtext to which is the implication, "Hey man, hip-hop or noise rock; it's all music maaaan." which is a horrible homogenisation that frequently Reynolds' articles rail against.Read more ›