In Print

“Run the World: A Global View of Women’s Place at the Top of the Pops” in The Call To Write, Cengage Learning/Nelson Education college textbook, 2013.


BMW 2011Best Music Writing 2011, with Alex Ross. November 2011.  Click here to buy BMW2011 through Indiebound.




Out of the Vinyl Deeps by Ellen Willis

Afterward co-authored with Evie Nagy for Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music, University of Minnesota Press, May 2011. Click here to buy Out Of the Vinyl Deeps through Indiebound.

Finalist for the National Book Circle Award in Criticism, Winner of Deems Taylor Award (2011)







Pretty Hate Machine book cover

Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine, March 24, 2011  Click here to buy NINPHM33.3 through Indiebound or the special edition on Etsy.

Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine


Current Musicology academic journal cover Current Musicology, Editor for Issues 90, 91 (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)

Issue 91 special issue "Post-Socialist Popular Music"

Available through ProQuest

Soon to be available through open access




Zde Jsou Psi (Here Be Dogs)Entry on the Czech band SPORTO for Zde jsou psi/Here be dogs, a book on the visual culture of Czech indie/underground bands, out on Yinachi 2011 




Best Music Writing 2010Best Music Writing 2010, with Ann Powers. Out November 2010. Buy BMW2010 through Indiebound.






Best Music Writing 2009 coverBest Music Writing 2009, with Greil Marcus.Out October 2009. Buy BMW2009 through Indiebound.







rock and roll cagematch cover art

Rock and Roll Cage Match, edited by Sean Manning (Three Rivers Press) Out August 2008. Buy Rock and Roll Cage Match through Indiebound.

Essay "The Jukebox at the Standard plays only sad, sad songs" aka "The Single v. The Album"

Chris Estey reviewed the book.





Best Music Writing 2008Series Editor: Best Music Writing 2008. Out September 8, 2008. Buy BMW2008 through Indiebound.







“Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space” in Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs (Da Capo 2007)
Buy Marooned through Indiebound.

Phil Freeman’s Marooned blog





Best Music Writing 2007 front cover

October 2007: Series Editor, Best Music Writing 2007 (Da Capo, October 2007)Guest Edited by Robert Christgau. Buy BMW2007 through Indiebound.







Series Editor, Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006 (Da Capo 2006)Guest Edited by Mary Gaitskill. Buy BMW2006 through Indiebound.







Listen Again book cover

“Dancing, democracy and kitsch: Poland’s Disco-Polo” in Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music, Duke University Press, November 2007. Buy Listen Again through Indiebound.