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This book was recommended in a really fantastic podcast I listened to about gated reverb and music in the 80s. The actual content is interesting and well thought , albeit a bit stuffy as though it were attempting to be academic but in fact is very editorial. But dear god, the narration is so boring. It's very monotone with only a vague attempt to add inflection. I might just buy a physical copy.
If you could sum up Listen to This in three words, what would they be?
Alex Ross Rocks.
If you love reading about music - classical and otherwise - there is no better music writer than Alex Ross (and I say that as someone who is actually married to a music writer). After each chapter I wanted to immediately listen to the pieces he discussed. The audiobook is ideal because he sometimes includes examples of the pieces (which could also be found on his website, but this makes it so much easier!).
What was one of the most memorable moments of Listen to This?
I loved the Radiohead chapter and found myself even more obsessed with Jonny Greenwood after listening.
Any additional comments?
I can't wait to start on The Rest is Noise! I own both (physical) books, but after such a pleasant listening experience, I believe I'll be listening to that as well!