Steven Hyden

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Steven Hyden
Born (1977-09-07) September 7, 1977 (age 38)
Appleton, Wisconsin
Occupation Writer, music critic

Steven Hyden (born September 7, 1977) is an American music critic. He currently works as a contributing writer at Pitchfork.[1] Hyden previously worked at Grantland as a staff writer and at the A.V. Club as an editor. His music criticism has been published in several other outlets including Rolling Stone, Slate, American Songwriter and[2][3][4][5] Additionally, Hyden co-wrote the book Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists.[6] In 2011, he published the e-book Whatever Happened To Alternative Nation?, a critical analysis and personal reflection on '90s alternative rock that originally ran as a 10-part series at the A.V. Club. Hyden recently completed work on his first book, a collection of essays on music rivalries, which will be published by Little, Brown and Company in 2016. [7] He was born and raised in Wisconsin, and he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.[8]