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Noise Uprising by Michael Denning

Noise Uprising

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Noise Uprising by Michael Denning
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Nov 10, 2015 | ISBN 9781781688557

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“An instant classic. It utterly revises the history and geography of modern music.”
—Vijay Prashad

“I suspect it will be the most important book released on music this year.”
—Jonathon Kyle Sturgeon, Flavorwire

One of the “Best Books of 2015.”
Financial Times

“The scope of Denning’s book—dozens of genres across five continents—is impressive … Noise Uprising offers an ambitious map of the connections between them.”
—Tim Barker, The New Republic

“An ambitious record of a revolution in sound in the late 1920s that erupted in port towns everywhere, from Cape Town to Shanghai—local guilds operating autonomously but in global unison like a cosmic fugue.”
—Timothy Brennan, author of Secular Devotion: Afro-Latin Music and Imperial Jazz

“Which of the senses was decolonized first? In making a case for the ear, Denning has given us a brilliant, audacious guidebook to the sly but unruly insurgencies of sound that coursed through the port cities of the Black Atlantic, the Polynesian Pacific, and the Gypsy Mediterranean.”
—Andrew Ross

“A monumental rewriting of the global history of recorded music. Every future attempt to analyze the sounds and politics of the international music industry will need to reckon with this powerful book.”
—Josh Kun, University of Southern California

“Deeply researched and densely fascinating … the book is a necessary chronicle.”
—Robert Ham, Portland Mercury

“A cultural historian, Denning offers a brilliant book that serves as a time line of modern music and musical styles and, more important, a history of the evolution and influence of vinyl recordings of modern music.”
Choice Connect

“In great detail and with an impressive sense for origins and outcome of local musical styles, this book is an eye-opener.”
—Alexander Ebert, Pop Culture Shelf

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