Time Out 1000 Songs to Change Your Life
by Time Out
Music can shock and soothe, amuse and appall, but above all move the listener. In more than 30 essays and features, a variety of writers, critics, and musicians explore those songs that made a difference to their lives, to society, and to music history itself. Illustrated throughout with full-color posters, album covers, and photographs, the book is organized by theme and...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 28th 2008 by Time Out
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So I bought the new iPod "Classic" and I'm currently feeding my collection into its tiny digital maw, and what with that and iTunes, where you can buy individual songs for 79p, it's a good time to be a geeky musical magpie with a long memory. Of course you won't be surprised that my first purchase from iTunes was "The Day the Circus Left Town" by Eartha Kitt, her heartbreaking valediction to all of our lost childhoods, a song which defines the notion of bittersweet so crushingly it will never be...more
I loved reading the essays about all different types of music - especially those that talked either about genres that aren't my favourites or things that I don't know much about. For example, there was an essay on the impact of drugs on music and music scenes, and an excellent essay on jazz music, and improvisation. Sometimes you just have to talk to someone who both understands and appreciates a genre to start to appreciate it yourself. This book was just filled with great essays/articles that...more
Although I'm usually reluctant to trust anything that comes in list form I decided to give this a try and I'm glad I did. The variety of opinion is provided by several writers and, although you won't agree with everything, it's interesting to have so many points of view. It is also a very good way to find music you've never heard before.