New York Times:
The British rock critic Rob Young’s excellent new book, “Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music”... is largely about England’s amped-up folk music during the late 1960s and early ’70s, is ardent and learned in its search for what the author calls “a speculative Other Britain.”
Mr. Young is a former editor of The Wire, the eclectic British music magazine.
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