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Author: Nick Hornby
"All I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don't like them as much as I do" — -Nick Hornby — What interests Nick Hornby? Songs, songwriters, everything, compulsively, passionately. Here is his ultimate list of 31 al...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781573223560
ISBN-10: 1573223565
Publication Date: 10/7/2003
Pages: 160
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Not my cup of tea, I suppose. Hornby has a nice style in this book, but I found it difficult to relate to... I don't know most of the songs he describes. The premise is great, but the fact of the matter is that it sort of gets boring to read about why a song is great.
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This is a decent book of short articles by one of Britian's best rock critics.
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The premise here is simple: Hornby is writing about his favorite songs, with a chapter dedicated to each. Any fan of pop music or Nick Hornby's writing (preferably both!) will really enjoy this one...
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I loved the chapter on one of my favorite Ani Difranco songs (well, half a chapter.) BUT, this book, for the most part, bored me. Great writer. Not so great music. Well, no all.
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Interesting commentary on music by one of the great social commentators of our generation.