Key Concepts in Popular Music presents a comprehensive A-Z glossary of the main terms and concepts used in the study of popular music. The book includes definitions of: key musical genres, from bhangra to punk rock. musical subcultures, from hippies to Goths. methodologies, from Marxism to postmodernism. musicological terms, from harmony to sampling. musical phenomena, from girl groups to concept albums.
Each entry includes suggestions for further reading and listening and is cross-referenced with related concepts.