Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Any Good Country Music Articles Out There?

Da Capo's Best Music Writing 2008 is another good summation from 2007's various outlets. This year's edition is edited by Nelson George, who doesn't do much musical criticisms anymore, so it's good to see his name on anything musical. My only quibble with this and 2007's book is the lack of anything Country Music in the featured works. You would think that the departed No Depression would be good for an article, but there is no Country works to be found here. Outside of that there are good articles, and a few duds: the Saturday Night Fever recap adds nothing, the defense of Contemporary R&B doesn't sway me and there's a long article taken from New Yorker about a Finnish Classical composer that could've been substituted for something else. Like a Country one.
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