Best Music Books
Best fiction and non-fiction books about music.
1 Nick & Norah's Infinite Pla...
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2 High Fidelity
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 111,796 ratings
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3 The Phantom of the Opera
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 95,000 ratings
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4 No One Here Gets Out Alive
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 15,965 ratings
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5 Ain't No Grave: The Life an...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 28 ratings
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6 Love is a Mix Tape
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 17,131 ratings
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7 Bound for Glory
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 2,502 ratings
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8 A Change Is Gonna Come: Mus...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 117 ratings
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9 Amadeus
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 9,836 ratings
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10 Many Years from Now
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,587 ratings
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11 Captain Corelli's Mandolin
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 43,971 ratings
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12 I, Me, Mine
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 1,899 ratings
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13 Clapton
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 10,205 ratings
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14 Jazz
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 11,016 ratings
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15 Bel Canto
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 135,762 ratings
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16 A Clockwork Orange
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 286,727 ratings
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17 Chronicles, Vol. 1
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 21,892 ratings
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18 John
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3,164 ratings
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19 The Advanced Genius Theory:...
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 227 ratings
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19 The Complete What Ukulele P...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings
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21 More Of What Ukulele Player...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings
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22 Dream Brother: The Lives an...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 949 ratings
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23 Cash
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 9,490 ratings
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24 What Ukulele Players Really...
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25 U2 by U2
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 1,496 ratings
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25 Tell Me Why: The Beatles: A...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 360 ratings
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25 What Ukulele Players Really...
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28 Ragtime
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 17,726 ratings
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29 Crosby Stills And Nash: The...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 68 ratings
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30 The Pianist
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 20,282 ratings
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31 Cry to Heaven
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 14,154 ratings
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32 The Beatles Anthology
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 7,959 ratings
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33 Mozart
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 425 ratings
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34 The Love You Make: An Insid...
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35 Beethoven
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 483 ratings
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35 Laurel Canyon: The Inside S...
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37 Rolling Stone Encyclopedia ...
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38 Positively 4th Street: The ...
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39 The Spanish Bow
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 558 ratings
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39 Six-Figure Musician - How t...
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39 Rock My World
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 42 ratings
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42 Guitar Girl
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 2,436 ratings
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42 Age of Dreams
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42 An Equal Music
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45 Close to the Edge: The Stor...
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46 Chords That Ukulele Players...
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47 The Ground Beneath Her Feet
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 7,123 ratings
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47 Get in the Van: On the Road...
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49 The Commitments
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49 Songbook
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 7,952 ratings
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51 Doctor Faustus
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51 Fire and Rain: The Beatles,...
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53 Summer of Love: 2the Inside...
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53 The Kreutzer Sonata
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55 Girls Like Us: Carole King,...
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56 The Song of the Lark
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57 The Time of Our Singing
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57 Neil and Me
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59 The Piano
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60 The Mambo Kings Play Songs ...
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61 A Simple Habana Melody
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62 Wonderful Tonight: George H...
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63 Nocturnes, Five Stories of ...
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64 The Pied Piper of Hamelin
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 740 ratings
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65 The Trumpeter of Krakow
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66 Saucerful of Secrets: The P...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,130 ratings
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67 Shoot the Piano Player
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,486 ratings
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68 Riders on the Storm: My Lif...
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69 The NPR Listener's Encyclop...
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70 Mozart: A Life
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71 Beethoven
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71 Lennon
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73 Broken Music
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74 Hotel California: The True-...
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75 Blue Bells of Scotland (Blu...
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75 Going Down with Janis
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75 Dirt Music
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 5,280 ratings
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75 Jacqueline Du Pre: A Biography
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75 In Over Her Head
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75 Love Saves the Day: A Histo...
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75 Out of Darkness: The Jeff H...
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75 The Richard Farina Dulcimer...
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75 Tonight At Noon: A Love Story
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75 alt.punk
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75 Grow Teach Repeat: The Art ...
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75 The New York Times Essentia...
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75 The Music Instinct: How Mus...
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75 Mainlines, Blood Feasts and...
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75 Lush Life: A Biography of B...
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75 Interactive Listening: a ne...
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75 Blinded by the Sun
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75 The Band That Played on: Th...
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75 Completeness of the Soul: T...
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75 A Girl Called Dusty
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75 Pieces: A Life in Eight Mov...
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96 Fat Kid Rules the World
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96 It Ain't No Sin To Be Glad ...
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96 African Rhythms: The Autobi...
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96 Jimi Hendrix: The Man, the ...
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96 Jazz: A Listener's Guide
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208 books · 74 voters · list created September 21st, 2008 by Liz Berry.
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message 1: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn HELP WANTED: Will Work For Books-----"The Cellist of Sarajevo" is blocking out my every attempt to find the name of the author of "The Cellist"--an award winning, honored, or short listed court-room drama about a Cellist called up for jury duty. Side-plot : He's out of work as a cellist because his ear has b ecome TOO acute.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Hmmm ... the only book that comes to mind is a story about a cellist on jury duty by Mark Salzman, but it's called The Soloist -- so that's probably not it, is it?


message 3: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯ Wow - so many books I have read but not listed AND so many books I would love to read. These lists are great!


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Yes -- this is one of the lists where I'd even wish I was allowed more than 100 entries!!


message 5: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Themis-Athena wrote: "Hmmm ... the only book that comes to mind is a story about a cellist on jury duty by Mark Salzman, but it's called The Soloist -- so that's probably not it, is it?"
Got it, and thanks.



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