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Kelefa Sanneh

Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres (paperback edition)

canon gate



paperback book

Released: 29th Sep 2022

£12.99


A comprehensive and celebratory journey through the history of popular music, from the former New York Times music critic From his allegiance to punk rock in his adolescence to becoming an essential voice on music and culture, Kelefa Sanneh makes a deep study of how popular music unites and divides us.

Distilling a career's worth of knowledge, he explores the tribes music forms, and how its genres, shape-shifting across the years, give us a way to track larger forces and concerns. This is a book to shock and awe the deepest music nerd, and at the same time to work as a heady gateway drug for the uninitiated.

Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres (paperback edition)