1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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by Robert Dimery
     
 

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1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a highly readable list of the best, the most important, and the most influential pop albums from 1955 through 2003. Carefully selected by a team of international critics, each album is a groundbreaking work seminal to the understanding and appreciation of music from the 1950s to the present. Included with each entry are

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1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a highly readable list of the best, the most important, and the most influential pop albums from 1955 through 2003. Carefully selected by a team of international critics, each album is a groundbreaking work seminal to the understanding and appreciation of music from the 1950s to the present. Included with each entry are production details and credits as well as reproductions of original album cover art. Perhaps most important of all, each album featured comes with an authoritative description of its importance and influence. Among the critics involved in selecting the list are some of the best known music reviewers and commentators, including Theunis Bates (music writer for Time and urban editor at worldpop.com), Jon Harrington (staff writer at MTV), Seth Jacobson (writer for Dazed & Confused), as well as many others.

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Library Journal
Many reference works are highly enjoyable to browse, and some are downright addictive! Case in point: these two delightful compilations of all the awesome albums to hear and books to read before departing Planet Earth. Organized chronologically (Albums are sorted by decade and Books by century), the two volumes devote a page-long entry to each album and/or book summarizing what makes it exceptional. Quibbles naturally abound, but the point here is not to agree but to simply have fun leafing through the glossy pages. You need not order these for your library, but you probably wouldn't mind keeping them for yourself. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789313713
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
02/07/2006
Series:
The 1001 Series
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 8.24(h) x 2.43(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Dimery is a writer and editor who has worked for numerous magazines, including Time Out and Vogue. Michael Lydon was a founding editor of Rolling Stone. His books include Rock Folk, Boogie Lightning, and Ray Charles: Man and Music.

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