Rob Young (writer)

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Rob Young is a British music author, journalist[1] and current editor-at-large of The Wire, a British based experimental music magazine. He is based in Stoke Newington, north London.

Life and career[edit]

Young was born in Bristol in 1968.[2] He has worked as a music writer and editor since 1993.[2]

He was editor of The Wire between 2000-04 and continues as a co-owner, contributor and editorial member.

He has contributed to various publications including The Guardian,[3] Gramophone, The Independent On Sunday, Uncut, frieze and Jazz Times.[citation needed]

Tom Nolan, reviewing Young's book Electric Eden in the San Francisco Chronicle said it was "encyclopedic and often mesmerizing".[1] Critic Sean O'Hagan, writing in The Guardian gave the book a positive review.[4]



  1. ^ a b "'Electric Eden,' by Rob Young", San Francisco Chronicle. Accessed 27 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Rob Young", Rock's Backpages. Accessed 27 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Like falling off a blog", The Guardian. Accessed 27 June 2014.
  4. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (22 August 2010). "Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music by Rob Young". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 June 2014.