1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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The ultimate compendium of a half century of the best music, now revised and updated. 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 today. Carefully selected by a team of international critics and some of the best-known music reviewers and commentators, 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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Overview

The ultimate compendium of a half century of the best music, now revised and updated. 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 today. Carefully selected by a team of international critics and some of the best-known music reviewers and commentators, 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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789320742
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 3/23/2010
  • Edition description: Revised & updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 266,757
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 2.41 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2007

    You'll learn something new everyday!

    I love this book! It's like having your own personal record store! Every time I open it I come across a group/artist/record that I've never heard of but want to hear. It's really interesting to learn about the history of music. And it pretty much covers all genres and regions of the world. If you love music, get it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2007

    Awesome

    A must for any music enthusiast! Just wait until you hear some of these bands, It is a TRIP from the roots of all music to the outstanding artists of today. who is Ananda Shankar? read and find out. Explore.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2012

    After reading the entries very carefully from the mid-50's to 19

    After reading the entries very carefully from the mid-50's to 1969, I can safely say this book is a farce. Out of the approximately 200 albums listed for the 1960's as "must hears", there is not one Motown album mentioned, however the Beatles are seen as the Messiah of music of our time with just about every album released in decade as listed. What is not a Beatles album is a psychedelic piece of crap from everyone who dropped acid and booked studio time. Motown was a ground breaker. The United States of America barely got a record deal because it was crap, yet it is defended vehemently here. What a joke.

    I couldn't read anymore. R&B is summarized in a few token areas, and grunge rock takes over in the 90's. Racist? It's blatent. It should be renamed the 1001 Rock and Drug white music you must be too stupid to think represents great music.

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