Blissed Out: the Raptures of Rock by Simon Reynolds
Blissed Out is a celebration of the 'underground' music of today. From hardcore to hip hop, acid rock to acid house, these cults contradict the widely-held view that ?rock is dead? and that there is nothing left for musicians to do but play pick 'n' mix with thirty years of pop history. When he writes about his favourite bands, Throwing Muses, My Bloody Valentine, The Young Gods and Loop, Simon Reynolds captures the giddy exhilaration of their music.