Best Music Books
Best fiction and non-fiction books about music.
1 High Fidelity
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2 Nick & Norah's Infinite Pla...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 50,933 ratings
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3 No One Here Gets Out Alive
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 17,768 ratings
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4 The Phantom of the Opera
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 107,223 ratings
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5 Love is a Mix Tape
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 18,749 ratings
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6 Ain't No Grave: The Life an...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings
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7 Bound for Glory
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 2,800 ratings
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8 A Change Is Gonna Come: Mus...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 141 ratings
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9 Amadeus
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 11,195 ratings
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10 Many Years from Now
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,869 ratings
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11 Captain Corelli's Mandolin
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 47,257 ratings
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12 I, Me, Mine
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,278 ratings
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13 Clapton
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 11,802 ratings
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14 Jazz (Toni Morrison Trilogy...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 11,935 ratings
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15 Bel Canto
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 146,981 ratings
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16 A Clockwork Orange
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 324,112 ratings
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17 Chronicles, Vol. 1
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 24,603 ratings
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18 John
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 3,739 ratings
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19 The Advanced Genius Theory:...
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 258 ratings
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19 The Complete What Ukulele P...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings
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21 More Of What Ukulele Player...
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22 Dream Brother: The Lives an...
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23 Cash
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 11,163 ratings
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23 The Ground Beneath Her Feet
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 7,542 ratings
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25 What Ukulele Players Really...
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26 U2 by U2
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 1,668 ratings
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26 Songbook
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 8,516 ratings
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26 Tell Me Why: The Beatles: A...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 412 ratings
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26 What Ukulele Players Really...
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30 Ragtime
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 19,456 ratings
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31 Crosby Stills And Nash: The...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 74 ratings
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32 The Pianist
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 25,815 ratings
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33 Cry to Heaven
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 14,886 ratings
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34 The Beatles Anthology
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 9,300 ratings
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35 Mozart
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 483 ratings
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36 The Love You Make: An Insid...
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37 Beethoven
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 539 ratings
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37 Laurel Canyon: The Inside S...
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39 Rolling Stone Encyclopedia ...
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40 Positively 4th Street: The ...
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41 The Spanish Bow
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 601 ratings
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41 Six-Figure Musician - How t...
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41 Rock My World
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41 Pieces: A Life in Eight Mov...
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45 Guitar Girl
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 2,653 ratings
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45 An Equal Music
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 5,622 ratings
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47 Close to the Edge: The Stor...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 83 ratings
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47 Zen Guitar
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 965 ratings
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49 Roadshow: Landscape With Drums
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49 Chords That Ukulele Players...
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51 Get in the Van: On the Road...
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52 The Commitments
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 8,823 ratings
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53 Doctor Faustus
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,700 ratings
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53 Our Band Could Be Your Life...
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53 Fire and Rain: The Beatles,...
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56 Summer of Love: 2the Inside...
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56 The Kreutzer Sonata
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58 Girls Like Us: Carole King,...
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59 The Song of the Lark
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 3,927 ratings
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60 The Time of Our Singing
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,455 ratings
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60 Neil and Me
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62 The Piano
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 2,326 ratings
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63 The Mambo Kings Play Songs ...
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64 A Simple Habana Melody
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 255 ratings
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65 Wonderful Tonight: George H...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 6,405 ratings
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66 Nocturnes, Five Stories of ...
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67 The Pied Piper of Hamelin
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 931 ratings
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68 The Trumpeter of Krakow
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 3,714 ratings
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69 Saucerful of Secrets: The P...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,315 ratings
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70 Shoot the Piano Player
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,707 ratings
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71 Riders on the Storm: My Lif...
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72 The NPR Listener's Encyclop...
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73 Mozart: A Life
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 311 ratings
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74 Beethoven
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 699 ratings
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74 Lennon
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,147 ratings
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76 Broken Music
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 2,366 ratings
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77 Shakey: Neil Young's Biography
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 3,740 ratings
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77 Hotel California: The True-...
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79 Blue Bells of Scotland (Blu...
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 907 ratings
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79 Going Down with Janis
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79 Dirt Music
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 5,875 ratings
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79 Jacqueline Du Pre: A Biography
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 33 ratings
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79 In Over Her Head
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79 Love Saves the Day: A Histo...
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4.49 of 5 stars 4.49 avg rating — 137 ratings
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79 Out of Darkness: The Jeff H...
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79 The Richard Farina Dulcimer...
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79 Tonight At Noon: A Love Story
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79 alt.punk
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79 Grow Teach Repeat: The Art ...
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79 The New York Times Essentia...
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79 The Music Instinct: How Mus...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 285 ratings
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79 Mainlines, Blood Feasts and...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,373 ratings
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79 Lush Life: A Biography of B...
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79 Interactive Listening: a ne...
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79 Blinded by the Sun
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79 The Band That Played on: Th...
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79 Completeness of the Soul: T...
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79 A Girl Called Dusty
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99 Fat Kid Rules the World
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99 It Ain't No Sin To Be Glad ...
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208 books · 78 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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