Contemporary Music

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Martin Cloonan

Popular music matters.[1]

At first sight this statement might seem to be so trite and obvious that it's hardly worth making. The fact that I am making it from within the lofty portals of academe may also serve to raise hackles and confirm some people's worst suspicions in others. Such feelings may well be compounded further when it is learnt that I travelled half way round the world (with some research funding) to reach this amazing conclusion. I can easily imagine some readers thinking to themselves: "So, he thinks that popular music matters. Well, I could have told you that"'