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The best music books of 2014

FEED - The Guardian - Aisa Pacific - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 23:00
pThere were enjoyable stories of Pussy Riot, the Fall, Krautrock – and Viv Albertine’s account of the punk scene rocked like no other music memoir this year/ppa href=""• Writers pick their favourite books of 2014/a/ppa href=";ie=utf-8amp;oe=utf-8amp;aq=tamp;rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:officialamp;client=firefox-aamp;channel=fflb#q=best+books+of+2014+site:theguardian.comamp;rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:officialamp;channel=fflbamp;tbm=nws"• More best books of 2014/a/ppThe best rock memoir by some distance of 2014 wasn’t written by a big name such as a href="" title=""John Lydon/a or a href="" title=""Bernard Sumner/a but by Viv Albertine, former guitarist of cult all-female punk band the Slits. You needn’t be a Slits fan to find a href="" title=""strongClothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys/strong/a (Faber) moving and compelling. a href="" title=""Punk/a fans will enjoy her vivid insights into the scene’s key players, but themes established early on – creativity, belonging, the casual cruelty of men – recur with a vengeance in the book’s bleaker, post-Slits second half. Albertine’s fearless, discomfiting honesty makes this book as radical and valuable an artistic contribution as the music she made./p a href=""Continue reading.../a
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