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Highly Recommended New History of Pop Music

by JM on 08/21/15

Author Bob Stanley

Bob Stanley's new book, "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonce," like the song it takes its title from, is an exuberant celebration of the silly and the sublime. Stanley, a British music journalist and co-founder of the pop group Saint Etienne, loves pop and has a deep, knowing respect for it. His book is comprehensive - some 600 pages - yet nimble. He is pro-joy and anti-snobbery, his writing delights and surprises, and his description of the music makes you want to dance to it.

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