Thursday, September 09, 2004

Kill "Kill Your Idols"

There's a new book called "Kill Your Idols" where, according to its subtitle, “A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics.” I'm all for challenging the conventional wisdom, but it seems that the whole point is simply to be contrary. I'm sure I'd agree with some of the essays, especially the one that questions whether "Pet Sounds" is really all that great, but the project seems pointless. In fact, I'll call it overt, because all the book does is says the opposite of what most people say, which is the essence of overtness. It would be much more advanced to love all the albums that are torn down in this book.

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