Let me begin by stating that I have seen Simon Reynolds do the methylenedioxymethamphetamine boogie. Moreover, I have on occasion worked with him and shared water bottles. This seems important to note for two reasons. One is to permit the revelation that books are frequently reviewed by colleagues and/or friends of the author (yes, I know: You thought people wrote jacket-copy blurbs for the money). The other is to confirm that Reynolds, a British music journalist and currently a... More >>>