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One of America's preeminent old-guard music critics, Greil Marcus, has a new website dedicated to writings by and about the man who's authored a library's worth of important books, including Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music, In the Fascist Bathroom: Punk in Pop Music, 1977–1992, and When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison. Marcus also edited Lester Bangs' posthumous collection of essays and features Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, a Nobel-worthy endeavor.

GreilMarcus.net is a blog that spotlights some of the man's archived writings, "pulled from as many sources as possible (magazines, newspapers, liner notes, books, fanzines, websites, podcasts, etc.) and posted in a more or less random fashion, with one or two posts per day, four or five days per week," writes administrator Scott Woods.

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Marcus' ability to connect music to broader cultural movements and political ideologies is almost unparalleled. He possesses pretty good taste, too. Dig into his huge archive of writing here.

Tip: Michaelangelo Matos

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