Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of

Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty What does it mean to listen in the digital era Today, new technologies make it possible to roam instantly and experimentally across musical languages and generations, from Detroit techno to jam bands to baroque opera or to dive deeper into the set of tastes that we already have Either way, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time The possibilities in this new age of listening overturn old assumptions about what it means to properly appreciate music to be an educated listener In Every Song Ever, the veteran New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff reimagines the very idea of music appreciation for our times As familiar subdivisions like rock and jazz matter less and less and music s accessible past becomes longer and broader, listeners can put aside the intentions of composers and musicians and engage music afresh, on their own terms Ratliff isolates signal musical traits such as repetition, speed, and virtuosity and traces them across wildly diverse recordings to reveal unexpected connections When we listen for slowness, for instance, we may detect surprising affinities between the drone metal of Sunn O , the mixtape manipulations of DJ Screw, Sarah Vaughan singing Lover Man, and the final works of Shostakovich And if we listen for closeness, we might notice how the tight harmonies of bluegrass vocals illuminate the virtuosic synchrony of John Coltrane s quartet Ratliff also goes in search of the perfect moment considers what it means to hear emotion by sampling the complex sadness that powers the music of Nick Drake and Slayer and examines the meaning of certain common behaviors, such as the impulse to document and possess the entire performance history of the Grateful Dead Encompassing the sounds of five continents and several centuries, Ratliff s book is an artful work of criticism and a lesson in open mindedness It is a definitive field guide to our radically altered musical habitat ❴Reading❵ ➻ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk new technologies make it possible to roam instantly and experimentally across musical languages and generations ❴Download❵ ➾ Jazz Age Stories Author F. 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10 thoughts on “Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty

  1. says:

    Loved this,or less here s the official playlist Loved this,or less here s the official playlist


  2. says:

    Fantastic premise, fantastic introduction, and then no Rather than providing true insight into the mechanics and perception of music, it reads like a music critic s proudly diverse iTunes account Yes, many great songs mentioned, but knowledge or taste does not equal insight, and exposure does not equal perspective.


  3. says:

    The playlists have some interesting stuff from off the beaten path Derek Bailey But Ratliff s diverse tastes in music and metaphor laden writing style fail to conceal his lack of insights Basically, take a verbose Pitchfork review, subtract most of the substance, then expand it to 200 some pages, and you have this book.Other complaints 1 Ratliff suggests that music appreciation needs an update for the age of the cloud Far fr


  4. says:

    It s rare that I write reviews any these days despite the ongoing wish to writeof them but today I feel the need I need to WARN PEOPLE ABOUT THIS BOOK Read the title of the book, including the part that comes after the semicolon Now, understand this The book is NOT THAT This is a collection of twenty brief essays about a variety of concepts as they are applied to music across a broad variety of genres They are interesting, and if th


  5. says:

    From my Globe and Mail review As much as it pains creators, songs are now eminently discardable Without anchors to keep listeners coming back for , they can easily vanish into the ear s ether without leaving a trace in the brain This is where Ratliff s new tools come in They re a series of connection points to draw between songs and bodies of work that don t rely on genre itself a corporate construct, really, with geographic and socioeconom


  6. says:

    Proof that even one s favorite and consistently trusted critic can be way off the mark sometimes This collection of 20 essays accomplishes almost nothing, especially failing to espouse the book s subtitle Twenty Ways to Listen to Music in an Age of Musical Plenty This is littlethan 200 pages of an author s self aggrandizement And to think I actually paid for this bookUGH.


  7. says:

    The unfulfilled promise here is that this book is going to help you better appreciate the enormous amount of music available on the streaming services As a consumer of the music on those streaming services, I could definitely use some help, but this book didn t deliver it That said, I couldn t help but to be impressed with Ratliff s knowledge of the music, from a very wide range including jazz, punk, rap, classical and , that he used to illustrate the qual


  8. says:

    The title is completely misleading This book has nothing to do with the ways we can listen to music files vinyl videos cds etc., but talks about slowing down music, speeding up music, etc Good grief, DJS have been mixing changing speeds, etc., for at least 40 years, rendering this book absolutely pointless Maybe we need slow funk Is there anythingworthwhile,worth slowing down for asked this author early in chapter 2 Well, how about a first kiss, a great meal, mayb


  9. says:

    After hearing Ben Ratliff speak on What s the Point, I was somewhat surprised by how little of Every Song Ever directly deals with the internet s effect on music this is the core subject in the podcast interview That s probably for the best, though, as plenty has already be said about the current and future state of art in the digital age Instead, Ratliff sets out to remind us of the prodigious amount of sound that we have at our fingertips and urges us to make the most o


  10. says:

    This book is really wonderful when Ratliff s bringing his passion for music to one particular song He s clearly got a huge library of musical knowledge, and in describing the particular virtue of one piece of music, he ll make references to other pieces of music from diverse genres For example the first movement of Henryk Gorecki s famous Symphony no 3 does something related to both Lawrence and Faure, also through chorale like means it starts and ends with figures rendered in de


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