But perhaps the sagest advice on the subject can be found in an unlikely place —David Menconi, News and Observer "Ever since people started writing about rock, other people have made fun of them. Anthony DeCurtis's anthology, with its clutch of academics, rock writers and musicians, will strike cynics as inherently pretentious. They will be wrong:
Denise Fulbrook Ben Saunders "[T]he book's appeal is its subject matter: Simply put, this book gives exposure to music that rarely receives attention from academics. Rock Over the Edge is a welcome collection that should stir debate and intellectual dialogue among its readers.
It succeeds by confronting the confusion surrounding the state of rock music, by delving into the unfamiliar terrain of newer popular music styles, and by revisiting and questioning many of popular music studies long held critical traditions.
Naylor, Choice Reviews "[T]he book's appeal is its subject matter: Anyone who cares about popular music will find much in here to react to—either by shouting out in affirmation, or hurling the damn thing against the wall.
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