Nate Sloan, "Switched On Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why it Matters"
English | ISBN: 0190056657 | 2019 | 224 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Pop music surrounds us – in our cars, over supermarket speakers, even when we are laid out at the dentist – but how often do we really hear what’s playing? Switched on Pop is the book based on the eponymous podcast that has been hailed by NPR, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly for its witty and accessible analysis of Top 40 hits. Through close studies of sixteen modern classics, musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding shift pop from the background to the foreground, illuminating the essential musical concepts behind two decades of chart-topping songs.