When it’s rock around the clock

An often fascinating history of genres and their role in establishing our identities would have been more powerful still had the author expanded on his teenage affinity with punk, writes

Sean O’Hagan
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Major Labels: A History of Music in Seven Genres Kelefa Sanneh Canongate, £20, pp496 In March, American music writer Amanda Petrusich wrote an insightful article in the New Yorker about a defining aspect of contemporary pop: the ways in which young...

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