Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds, writer, journalist, pop critic. He has been hailed as “the foremost popular music critic of this era” (Times Literary Supplement [UK]), “unassailable” (New York Times), and “the most provocative pop music writer of his generation” (Boston Globe). Reynolds started his journalistic career in 1986 as a staff writer for the British weekly music paper Melody Maker. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Spin, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Artforum, The Wire, The Guardian, Slate, Frieze and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of Energy Flash (Pan Macmillan, 2008), Retromania (Faber & Faber, 2011), Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 (Faber & Faber, 2005), Totally Wired (Faber & Faber, 2009), Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century (Faber & Faber, Uk, 2016).