Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal about the Meaning of Life (Paperback)

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One of Amazon's Best Books of 2016 So Far
Music critic Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about life
Beatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually--what do these endlessly argued-about pop music rivalries say about "us"?
Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and Steven Hyden knows that firsthand. Each chapter in YOUR FAVORITE BAND IS KILLING ME focuses on a pop music rivalry, from the classic to the very recent, and draws connections to the larger forces surrounding the pairing.
Through Hendrix vs. Clapton, Hyden explores burning out and fading away, while his take on Miley vs. Sinead gives readers a glimpse into the perennial battle between old and young. Funny and accessible, Hyden's writing combines cultural criticism, personal anecdotes, and music history--and just may prompt you to give your least favorite band another chance.

About the Author


Steven Hyden has written for Grantland, The A.V. Club, "Rolling Stone, Pitchfork," "Slate, "and "Salon. "He lives in Minnesota.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316259156
ISBN-10: 0316259152
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English