Kill Your Idols – “A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics.” A collection of all negative reviews!
Welcome to Kill Your Idols: A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics, a collection of thirty-four essays in which each writer addresses an allegedly “great” album that he or she despises. If we want to be high-minded about it, we can call it a spirited assault on a pantheon that has been foisted upon us, or a defiant rejection of the hegemonic view of rock history espoused by the critics who preceded us. If we want to use the vernacular, let’s just say it’s a loud, angry, but hopefully amusing “Fuck you.” — Jim DeRogatis, from the Forward
Available in June, 2004. Pre-order from Amazon.