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All Music Guide: The Definitive Guide to Popular Music (All Music Guide: The Expert's Guide to the Best Recordings)by Vladimir Bogdanov
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Now in its fourth edition, the All Music Guide is the definitive record guide, offering expert advice for every style of music. Comprehensive, yet easy to use, this thoroughly revised and updated guide offers definitive information about your favorite artists and recordings in 16 major genres.
From rock to rap, country to reggae, avant-garde jazz to folk 7#151; and all the sounds in between `51; there's plenty for music fans of all tastes and interests to explore. Over 20,0000 albums have been reviewed and rated by AMG's music critics, as they guide you through the vast array of recordings, including compilations, box sets, reissues, and collections from the past and present. There are also concise biographies of over 4,000 artists, as well as educational essays and "music maps" which chart the evolution of a musical style, highlighting its key performers and influences.
For any music lover, the All Music Guide offers invaluable information and advice. If you've ever wondered where to begin listening to Miles Davis, or what the best Elvis Presley collection is, the answer is here. If you've wanted to find a classic blues recording or wanted to dive headfirst into hip-hop or bluegrass, this reference source will show you the way. If you think you've heard it all, the All Music Guide will lead you to overlooked gems you might have missed. It's your passport to a musical journey, the one essential record guide for music lovers.
"Makes you delirious with knowledge." Entertainment Weekly
"The definitive reference book for the eclectic music consumer." Los Angeles Daily News
"The best overall guide-really the only one in its league." The Beat
"Without peer." Publishers Weekly
"The most useful single volume your money can buy." Mojo
"A record buyer's bible. Four stars." Q
"Indispensable....A major publishing event." San Francisco Examiner
Arranged in sixteen musical categories, provides entries for twenty thousand releases from four thousand artists, and includes a history of each musical genre.
From folk to avant-garde to world music, this fun-to-browse book guides readers easily to more than 20,000 great recordings by over 4,000 artists. Arranged by genre, each section provides informed essays and reviews. 30 charts.
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