Best Music Writing 2010 Table of Contents

At long last, here is the table of contents for the 2010 edition of Best Music Writing, guest edited by Ann Powers.

Best Music Writing 2010

Cover of Best Music Writing 2010

MICHELLE TEA * The Gossip Takes Paris * The Believer

GREG TATE * Michael Jackson: The Man in Our Mirror * The Village Voice

JASON KING * Michael Jackson: An Appreciation of His Talent * Passed the Curve

SASHA FRERE-JONES * Living on the Radio: The-Dream is Everywhere * The New Yorker

CHRISTOPHER R. WEINGARTEN * Twitter & The Death of Rock Criticism * The 140 Characters Conference, New York City, June 17, 2009

ERIKA VILLANI * On “Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys—Empire State of Mind * The Singles Jukebox

MAURA JOHNSTON * Kanye West: Back to Reality? * Idolator

HUA HSU * The End of White America? * The Atlantic

ROBERT CHRISTGAU * Paisley’s Progress * Barnes & Noble Review

JOSH KUN * Mexican Bands Hear Success Calling * The New York Times

GEOFFREY HIMES * BeauSoleil: Beau Brothers * OffBeat

RANDALL ROBERTS * On the Road to Burma: Globetrotting with Ozomatli, Unlikely U.S. Diplomats * LA Weekly

JESSICA HOPPER * The Passion of David Bazan * Chicago Reader

NITSUH ABEBE * The Decade in Indie * Pitchfork

TIMOTHY QUIRK * My Hilarious Warner Bros. Royalty Statement * Too Much Joy

EVIE NAGY * Biscuits and Jam With a Side of Mud * Billboard

PHILIP S. BRYANT * Stompin’ at The Grand Terrace: Excerpts from a Jazz Memoir in Verse * Utne Reader


BARRY WALTERS * The Revolution Will Be Harmonized * Out

AARON LEITKO * The Orange Line Revolution * Washington City Paper

EUGENE HOLLEY, JR. * One on One with Maria Schneider * PMP: The Annual Magazine of the Philadelphia Music Project

MARK SWED * Conducting 101 * Los Angeles Times

LOLA OGUNNAIKE * Drake: Rookie of the Year * Vibe

PHILLIP MLYNAR * 50 Cent: One Dethroned King Out to Reclaim His Crown * Hip Hop Connection

GREG PRATT * Regret, Divorce, Compromise * Monday Magazine

JASON FINE * The Fighter: The Life and Times of Merle Haggard * Rolling Stone

CHRIS WILLMAN * A Very Dylan Christmas * New York Magazine

NIKKI DARLING * Appropriate for Destruction * Live from the Penis Gallery

JON CARAMANICA * Help from His Friends: The Return of a Fallen Idol * The New York Times

RAQUEL CEPEDA * Another Love TKO: Teens Grapple with Rihanna vs. Chris Brown * The Village Voice

SEAN NELSON * Let’s (Not) Get It On * The Stranger

MARY GAITSKILL * Lady Gaga in Hell * Ryeberg Curated Video

CHRIS ESTEY * Phil Ochs Greatest Hits * Get Well

TAVIA NYONG’O * Adam’s Return * Bully Bloggers

ALEX ROSS * Voice of the Century: Celebrating Marian Anderson * The New Yorker

JODY ROSEN * Vanishing Act: In Search of Eva Tanguay, the First Rock Star * Slate


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