One Thousand and One Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

One Thousand and One Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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Random House, Inc.
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a highly readable list of the best, the most important, and the most influential pop albums from 1955 through 2003. Carefully selected by a team of international critics, each album is a groundbreaking work seminal to the understanding and appreciation of music from the 1950s to the present. Included with each entry are production details and credits as well as reproductions of original album cover art. Perhaps most important of all, each album featured comes with an authoritative description of its importance and influence. Among the critics involved in selecting the list are some of the best known music reviewers and commentators, including Theunis Bates (music writer for Time and urban editor at worldpop.com), Jon Harrington (staff writer at MTV), Seth Jacobson (writer for Dazed & Confused), as well as many others.

Baker & Taylor
Pop albums from 1955 through 2003, selected by a team of international music and cultural critics, are featured in a list that includes production details and credits, reproductions of original album cover art, and an authoritative description of each album's importance and influence. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
All the greats are here: from Marvin Gaye's inspirational 1971 What's Going On - a response to his brother's return from Vietnam - to David Bowie's extraordinary concept album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust ... Explore musical history, from the Beach Boys' pop milestone Pet Sounds to Nirvana's catapulting of grunge into the popular consciousness with Nevermind. As well as the acknowledged "classics," there are many unexpected treats, such as Einsturzende Neubauten's power tool-enhanced soundscapes, and Aphex Twin's sonic troublemaking. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die pays homage to the many forces at work in the musical world and a multitude of genres - a vast quota of rock 'n' roll and jazz, funk and punk, disco and soul, hip hop, experimental and world music, and a wide cross section of dance music.
Detailed descriptions of each album are accompanied by insights and trivia. Did you know, for example, that the Velvet Underground And Nico album is credited with inspiring artists from Bowie to Joy Division, and from R.E.M. to The Strokes? Relive the aftermath of Bob Dylan's fateful appearance with an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival with his darkly visionary Highway 61 Revisited, recorded in 1965. Skip forward to the retro-guitar of The Stone Roses' eponymous album, taking in the best of the rest before, and since. From cult and obscure, to popular and mainstream, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die fully encompasses the universal culture of music.

Baker
& Taylor

Pop albums from 1955 through 2003, selected by a team of international music and cultural critics, are featured in a list that includes production details and credits, reproductions of original album cover art, and an authoritative description of each album's importance and influence.

Publisher: Universe, 2006
ISBN: 9780789313713
0789313715
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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