Simon Frith

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  • 17 years ago

    As I've often reflected over seven years of chairing the panel of mixed professionals that awards the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, arts prizes involve odd kinds of judgment and make only an oblique contribution to canon formation. Two records on th...

  • 17 years ago

    Simon Reynolds's new book on dance culture comes in two versions. The American, Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture, is simpler and more linear. The British, Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Club Culture, lo...


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