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Rachmaninoff: Composer, Pianist, Conductor
4.38
Ok, I admit I did not read a 700 page monograph about Rachmaninoff. I skimmed it to learn about a few of my favorite pieces. The Isle of the Dead, a s ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
Love is a Mix Tape
3.83

"I had no voice to talk with because she was my whole language."

Sheffield writes about music in such an open and personal way that the actual tracks
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Jun 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
3.94
IF THE MAIN REASON WE LISTEN TO MUSIC IN THE FIRST PLACE IS TO HEAR PASSION EXPRESSED-as I've believed all my life-THEN WHAT GOOD IS THIS MUSIC GOING ...more
May 26, 2013
May 13, 2013
 
Generation Ecstasy
3.96
I never realized how much house music (or, more innacurately, "techno") had in common with punk music. Both genres were born in the hands of untrained ...more
Apr 2013
Mar 21, 2013
 
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
4.11
Ross has written a biographical encyclopedia of American and European composers in the 20th century, and then rearranged the book into chronological o ...more
May 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
4.15
If you are a devotee of 90's alternative rock, this book is essential. However, if you are simply a child of the 90's and looking to dive into one of ...more
Jul 2012
Jun 13, 2012
 
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
4.05
The 1970′s are a graveyard where the previous 10 years of rock and roll’s youth went to die. I like graveyards: they’re creepy as hell, serving as mom ...more
Apr 2012
Jun 02, 2011
 
Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono
3.58
A series of extended Rolling Stone interviews of John and Yoko spanning the length of their time together, starting with Jonathan Cott's visit as a gr ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 09, 2012
 
The Beatles: The Biography
4.13

What a fantastic trove for anyone who loves to learn about music and its meaning, who believes in its pivotal and unique role at the center of our cul
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Sep 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991
4.21
Any fan on indie music should read this book. The best digest of the 80's most important bands.
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Nov 25, 2009
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