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Ian MacDonald: The People's Music - Selected Journalism (Pimlico)

Barney Hoskyns, Observer, The, July 2003

BROADLY SPEAKING there are three kinds of British rock writers: boring ones, brash ones, and genuinely bright ones. Somehow it's typical of our anti-intellectual culture that the last-mentioned group has come in for the most abuse.

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