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Albums: The Stories Behind 50 Years of Great Recordings

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Got vinyl? No record collection is complete without Albums, a definitive look at over 300 of the most important albums of the past 50 years—the best sellers as well as the critic's darlings. This infinitely entertaining, informative book chronicles the popular music album in all genres, from pop and rock to jazz and hip-hop. More than just a 'best of' collection, Albums sh ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 8th 2005 by Thunder Bay Press
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Beckie
Jul 19, 2009 Beckie rated it it was amazing
Holy crap.

It's called a "coffee table" book because it's the SIZE of my freakin coffee table but it's SO amazing! My mom found it in San Fransisco and couldn't put it down and almost didn't mail it to me. haha I browsed through it when it first arrived but then I got busy and as with all good books I find, had to put it down. I picked it up again the other night and for two hours, tried to pick my jaw up off the floor at some of the stories.

A lot of them I was familiar with to some degree but
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Jul 13, 2009 Aaron rated it really liked it
I really enjoy reading about the history and social relevence of specific albums, and this book covers a lot of the most popular/important from 1955 through 2005, so, I loved it.
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