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Coming Soon: All the Critics Love U – A Conversation with Jack Riedy, Author of Electric Word Life

This month, it was my pleasure to speak to music writer Jack Riedy (Pitchfork, GQ, VIBE) about his new book Electric Word Life: Writing on Prince 2016-2021. It was a really fun conversation, running through each of the pieces collected in his book and covering everything from Prince’s influence on Chicago house to the degree to which the Batman album goes (spoiler: it’s hard). The full episode will be out in a week–unless, of course, you’re a patron, in which case you’ll be able to hear it later today. In the meantime, you can check out this trailer–and consider buying Jack’s book, which is available now!

Also, my apologies to De Angela Duff, who totally became a patron between posts last month and was lost in the shuffle! De Angela, I appreciate you; this is your belated shout-out.

By Zachary Hoskins

Recovering academic. Music writing at Slant, Spectrum Culture, and elsewhere. I also do podcasts with my little sister as Dystopian Dance Party.

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