Missaligned 047: The Song Machine

Missaligned / Podcasts / September 8, 2016

This week on Missaligned, we discuss our August Missaligned Reads pick, The Song Machine by John Seabrook.

Intro Song: Verdoux – “Mia”


We’re late to the VMA party, but if you missed Beyonce’s 15-minute “Lemonade” performance, you missed out.

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DISCUSSION:  The Song Machine by John Seabrook

The both of us give this book a rating of 4/5. It’s a great read, especially if you’re interested in the music business side of things. We both enjoyed the book, and we would recommend it to others. Some downsides? A lot of legal chatter about Kesha and Lou Pearlman, a lack of focus on country music, as well as the K-Pop/J-Pop chapters.

Overall, this book is definitely worth picking up, especially if you’re into pop music. It has a unique flow to it, where things end up building in each chapter from the Swedish foundation. Be prepared for a lot of talk about the musical accomplishments that the Swedes have graced the music world with!

Next Book Pick: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Kim Cooper (from the 33 1/3 series).


Meghin: “No History” by Kevin Devine off of his forthcoming album, “Instigator.” You can pick up a preorder here, via Procrastinate!
Deanna: The Pooches – The Pooches, Hiding Place – Hiding Place

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Meghin Moore
Meghin Moore is a Penn State grad and Pennsylvania native who resides in Virginia, happily nestled between Washington, D.C. and Richmond. She's the site's Managing Feature Editor, as well as one of the two Missaligned Podcast co-hosts. When she's not eating her weight in burritos or attending various concerts, she can often be found reading a book or trying to keep tabs on the latest news happening around the world.

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