Empire of Dirt

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For the 2013 Canadian film, see Empire of Dirt (film).
Empire of Dirt: The Aesthetics and Rituals of British Indie Music
Paperback cover
Author Wendy Fonarow
Country United States
Language English
Genre non-fiction
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback and paperback)
Pages 336 pp
ISBN ISBN 978-0-8195-6810-6 / ISBN 978-0-8195-6811-3

Empire of Dirt: The Aesthetics and Rituals of British Indie Music is a 2006 book by Wendy Fonarow.

Paperback: ISBN 978-0-8195-6811-3, Hardcover: ISBN 978-0-8195-6810-6.


  1. Indie music is the one which is recorded by independent labels and distributed via independent distributors. Records distributed via independent distributors qualified for the UK Indie Chart.
  2. a genre of music with a distinctive sound and style.
  3. music that communicates a particular ethos.
  4. a category of critical assessment.
  5. music different from other genres like mainstream pop, dance, blues, country or classical.

A problem with defining indie is that any precise definition will exclude music and performers which indie fans and insiders feel should be included or include ones that should be excluded.[2]




  1. ^ page 26
  2. ^ page 25

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