Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music

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Price
$20.00
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.25 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780865479388

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About the Author

GREG MILNER has written about music, media, technology, and politics for Spin, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Slate, Salon, and Wired. He is the coauthor, with the filmmaker Joe Berlinger, of Metallica: This Monster Lives. He lives in Brooklyn.

Reviews

"Perfecting Sound Forever is an exhaustively researched, extraordinarily inquisitive book that dissects the central question within all music criticism: When we say that something sounds good, what are we really saying? And perhaps more importantly, what are we really hearing?" --CHUCK KLOSTERMAN

"A compelling look at the birth and evolution of recording, and how it changed the way the world hears itself." --MARC WEINGARTEN, Los Angeles Times

"Greg Milner tells the story of recorded music with novelistic verve, ferocious attention to detail, and a soulful ambivalence about our quest for sonic perfection. He shows how great recordings come about not through advances in technology but through a love of the art, and that same love is the motor of his prose." --Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise

"You may never listen to Lady Gaga the same way again . . . [Milner is] a gifted storyteller with an ear for absurdity . . . You might not think a book about reverb could thrill. Milner's does." --MIKAEL WOOD, Time Out New York

"Very, very, very few books will change the way you listen to music. This is one such book. Read it." --JARVIS COCKER