Donna M. Vandiver, Scott Bowman, and Armando Vega (Texas State): Music Piracy Among College Students: An Examination of Low Self-Control, Techniques of Neutralization, and Rational Choice. From nonsite, a special issue on music. Anti-Semitism in Western music: David Nirenberg reviews The Music Libel Against the Jews by Ruth HaCohen. Can the origins of music be studied at all? Craig Hayes reviews Black Sabbath and Philosophy: Mastering Reality. John Covach on taking pop music seriously. Matt Smith-Lahrman interviews Preston Lauterbach, author of The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll. Yesteryear's alt-rockers are growing old in exactly the same ways as the 1970s dinosaurs they once mocked — why that's not a bad thing. Research suggests our love of music and appreciation of musical harmony is learnt and not based on natural ability.

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