Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 1
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“The fandom driving the magazine is infectious, and the best pieces are simply essential.... A large part of Anthology’s draw, as with Wax Poetics the magazine, is how gorgeous it looks: Many pieces come with lovingly reproduced album covers and 45 labels, arrayed neatly like so much recordcollector porn.”
—The Onion A.V. Club

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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by powerHouse Books (first published November 2007)
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Jordan Ferguson
Wax Poetics is like the Mojo or Uncut for soul/R&B/reggae/hip-hop/jazz/afrobeat, anything worth dancing to, basically. They’re historians, they give the innovators and trailblazers their due, and don’t give a damn about current trends or what’s popular. It’s a magazine for crate diggers and record collectors, for gearheads and DJs, and while not every interview may appeal to you personally, you can appreciate the love that went into the article, and the respect the authors have for their sub...more
Phil
I bought this a while ago (November '07) and it has sat on my shelf for too long. I'm about 80 pages in and loving it so far.

I have now finished it and it was pretty great. The interviews are excellent and informative... it's basically record collector nerds asking obscure artists about obscure records they made and sometimes don't even have remember making. It makes for good reading when you can tell each party in the interview is gaining something out of the experience.
Mattprops
The extremely rare issues 1-5 of the best music based magazine ever. Almost nothing contemporary (unless it is truly badass) and committed to highlighting artists that fell through the cracks or never got their fair due.
Andrew
Great compliation of articles from the Wax Poetics reader. A must for any record collector
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