Rob Young (writer)

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Template:BLP refimprove Template:Use British English Rob Young is a British music author, journalist[1] and editor-at-large of The Wire, a UK-based experimental music magazine. He is based in Stoke Newington, north London.

Life and career

Young was born in Bristol in 1968.[2] He has worked as a music writer and editor since 1993.[2]

He was editor of The Wire between 2000 and 2004 and continues as a co-owner, contributor and editorial member.

He has contributed to various publications including The Guardian,[3] Gramophone, The Independent On Sunday, Uncut, frieze and Jazz Times.[no citations needed here]


  • Undercurrents: The Hidden Wiring of Modern Music. Continuum, 2002. ISBN 0-8264-6450-5. Editor.
  • Warp - Labels Unlimited. Black Dog Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1-904772-32-3. Illustrated record company biography about Warp Records.
  • Rough Trade - Labels Unlimited. Black Dog Publishing, 2006: ISBN 1-904772-47-1. Illustrated record company biography about Rough Trade Records.
  • The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music. Verso, 2009. Editor.
  • Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music. Faber and Faber, 2010. ISBN 978-0-86547-856-5. A history of folk music and the British imagination.
  • No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker. Orion, 2012. ISBN 978-1409102731. Editor.


  1. "'Electric Eden,' by Rob Young", San Francisco Chronicle. Accessed 27 June 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Rob Young", Rock's Backpages. Accessed 27 June 2014.
  3. "Like falling off a blog", The Guardian. Accessed 27 June 2014.

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