Joe Dimuzio: This year in music

By Joe Dimuzio
The Michigan Daily

Willis_Out coverEllen Willis, “Out of the Vinyl Deeps”

One of the best collections of pop writing released this year/ever. Most of The New Yorker’s first-ever pop music critic Ellen Willis’s columns and pieces on pop and rock music of the ’60s and ’70s are assembled here, for your enjoyment, devotion and study. There are few writers in music since who have been so casually brilliant, keen and joyous. A hero of mine, a great gift.

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