Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music

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Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music
AuthorYuval Taylor and Hugh Barker
Cover artistDarren Wall
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
PublisherFaber and Faber
Publication date
April 5, 2007
Media typePaperback
Pages400
ISBN0-571-22659-0
Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music
AuthorYuval Taylor and Hugh Barker
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
PublisherW. W. Norton & Company
Publication date
February 17, 2007
Media typeHardcover
Pages400
ISBN0-393-06078-0

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: