Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music

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Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music
Author Yuval Taylor and Hugh Barker
Cover artist Darren Wall
Country USA
Language English
Publisher Faber and Faber
Publication date
April 5, 2007
Media type Paperback
Pages 400
ISBN 0-571-22659-0
Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music
Author Yuval Taylor and Hugh Barker
Country USA
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publication date
February 17, 2007
Media type Hardcover
Pages 400
ISBN 0-393-06078-0

Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music is a book written in 2007 by Yuval Taylor and Hugh Barker. In this book the authors discuss the quest for authenticity in popular music and the influence that that quest has had in the type of music that is played and listened, in particular a preference for raw, simple, underproduced music as opposed to sophisticated, complex, carefully produced music.

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Among the artists discussed in the book, the most prominent are: