Came across these when looking for info on critical theory for a Music history class. I am just beginning to recognize the importance of Marxist theory to some of my own research, and hence this stuff is all relevant. Thing is, I've always had a bit of a distaste for Marxism. I get the point, but I just feel that it's too utopian and simplified. Still, the language of Marxist theory and Critical theory is useful, and I do need to understand them more fully before I can engage them.