Rhythm and Noise: An Aesthetics of Rock
Duke University Press
Above: Cover of 2nd Printing
"This is a seminal study on recorded music."
Popular Music and Society
“Gracyk addresses a difficult and too-long-overlooked subject—that is, defining a comprehensible rock aesthetic—with consistent intelligence, depth, and insight. His knowledge of aesthetics, musicology, and the history of rock & roll is up to the ambitious task he sets himself.”
—Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor, Rolling Stone, and author of Rocking My Life Away
"the most perceptive"A formidable start toward reframing the study of rock in a way that does the music and its listeners more justice."
and engaging treatise on rock yet written."
Independent Weekly's Rock and Roll Quarterly
"Includes a solidly argued chapter on Adorno."
Korean translation of Rhythm and Noise, 2002
"A significant contribution"A provocative and illuminating study of the aesthetics of rock."
both to philosophy of music and to aesthetics more generally."
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
SALON Sneak Peeks
Rhythm and Noise is cited as a reference by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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