Synopses & Reviews
Easy to use and fun to explore, this 1,400-page tome is the most complete guide ever published on the artists and recordings that really rock. Compiled by dozens of music critics, it reviews and rates more than 14,000 great albums by over 2,200 artists and groups in more than 400 styles - both mainstream and alternative - including bootlegs, import-only releases, important out-of-print recordings, and lesser-known cult artists. A brief profile details each performer's career, while insightful reviews of top recordings help define the musician's artistic development and impact on rock. Expanded biographies spotlight major figures, along with complete album discographies. Also features educational essays and music maps that chart the evolution of rock's diverse subgenres at a glance.
Now in its third edition, the All Music Guide to Rock is the definitive record guide, offering expert advice for rock music in all its incarnations. From Roy Orbison to Radiohead, this guide covers it all, capturing the evolution of rock & roll and its split into a dizzying array of specialty niches. over 14,000 albums have been reviewed and rated by AMG's music critics as they guide you through the ever-growing range of recordings, including compilations, box sets, reissues, and collections from the past and present. You'll also find concise biographies of over 2,000 artists, as well as educational essays and "music maps" which chart the evolution of a musical style, highlighting its key performers and influences.
This fun-to-read, easy-to-use reference has been completely updated, expanded, and revised with reviews of over 12,000 great albums by over 2,000 artists and groups in all rock genres. 50 charts.