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Excellent read; not just a music book., 24 May 2012
This is a well written, accessible and rich narrative of the birth of the independent music via labels such as 4AD, Mute etc. Even though I was not aware of some of the earlier names and bands cited in the earlier chapters, HSIN built into a comprehensive and cohesive description of the foundation of independent music. It also manages to capture the courageous spirit which enabled such bands and labels to flourish and because of this it is likely to interest readers from a variety of fields. A music book with a broad appeal, and arguably a timely reminder.